Barnaby - boys name

Barnaby name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Barnaby name meaning:

Origin: English

A variant of the Hebrew Barnabas meaning son of consolation, son of exhortation, or son of comfort. Famous bearer: Barnaby Rudge, a character in 19th century Charles Dickens' novel Barnaby Rudge.


Dickens names

Other boys names beginning with B


Overall UK ranking: 229 out of 4789

222 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Barnaby

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Barnaby from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Barnaby in 2023