Name: Barbara

Origin and Meaning of the Name Barbara

  • Meaning:
    Foreign, strange
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Foreign, strange
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  • Pronunciation:
    (BAR bah rah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Barbara)
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Miscellaneous Info for Barbara

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  • Used in:
    English, Italian and Polish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The patron saint of miners, sailors and architects, St. Barbara is called upon to defend them against untimely death like lightning strikes.

    Barbara of Portugal was the Queen consort of Spain in the 18th century. She had, in total, 8 baptismal names, but went by Barbara as she was born on St Barbara's Day.

    Barbra Streisand is an American singer and actress. Barbara Bush is the wife of former US President George Bush, and mother of current President George W Bush. Barbara is also the name of George W Bush's daughter.

    Barbara was the 26th most popular name in Chile in 2006.

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Popularity Rank of Barbara (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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