Barnaby - boys name

Barnaby name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Barnaby name meaning:

The name Barnaby is of English origin and has its roots in the Aramaic language. It is derived from the name Barnabas, which means "son of consolation" or "son of encouragement." The name carries with it a sense of comfort, support, and encouragement, reflecting a nurturing and uplifting nature.

Barnaby is a name often associated with kindness, compassion, and empathy. It suggests a person who is gentle, caring, and understanding, always willing to provide a helping hand or a word of encouragement to those in need. Individuals named Barnaby are often seen as reliable and trustworthy friends, known for their ability to offer solace and support during difficult times.

The name Barnaby has a warm and inviting quality to it, evoking a sense of comfort and stability. It represents someone who values relationships and is committed to creating a sense of harmony and peace in their interactions with others. Overall, the name Barnaby conveys a positive and nurturing personality, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name that reflects these qualities.

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.


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Overall UK ranking: 229 out of 4789

222 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (720)

Historical popularity of Barnaby

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