Meaning : Unknown, Stranger, Foreign woman,

Origin : Slovene, French, Unknown, Late Roman, Hungarian, English, Greek, Croatian, Polish, Italian, German,

Pronunciation : BAH bah ruh, (Unknown), BAHR-bər-ə (English), BAHR-brə (English), BAHR-bah-rah (German), bahr-BAH-rah (Polish)  ,

Used : Latin name derived from barbarus (foreign, strange), a term applied to non-Romans or those deemed to be uncivilized. Var: Barbra. Short: Barb. Pet: Babs, Barbi, Barbie.,

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Barbara Expression, Barbara Soul Urge, Barbara Inner Dream


Numerology information Barbara:

numerologyName Number: 7 Meaning: Inner, Thought, Mind, Psychology, Secret, Mystic, Strange, Study, Knowledge, Loneliness, Rest


Additional information Barbara:

additionalBarbara Walters, TV anchor. Barbara Bach, actress. Barbara Billingsley, actress.

additionalAccording to Roman Catholic custom, Saint Barbara is a protector against fire and lightning, as well as the patron saint of architects, stonemasons and fortifications.

additionalEnglish Meaning: The name Barbara is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Barbara is: From the Greek barbaros meaning foreign or strange, traveler from a foreign land. Popular in medieval Britain after the 3rd century martyr St Barbara. In Catholic custom St. Barbara is a protectress against fire and lightning.

additionalAmerican Meaning: The name Barbara is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Barbara is: From the Greek barbaros meaning foreign or strange, traveler from a foreign land. Popular in medieval Britain after the 3rd century martyr St Barbara. In Catholic custom St. Barbara is a protectress against fire and lightning.

additionalGreek Meaning: The name Barbara is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Barbara is: Stranger; Foreigner; Traveler from a foreign land.' From the Greek barbaros. In Catholic custom St. Barbara is a protectress against fire and lightning.

additionalDerived from Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) meaning "foreign". According to legend, Saint Barbara was a young woman killed by her father Dioscorus, who was then killed by a bolt of lightning. She is the patron of architects, geologists, stonemasons and artillerymen. Because of her renown, the name came into general use in the Christian world in the Middle Ages. In England it became rare after the Protestant Reformation, but it was revived in the 19th century.


Definition funny of Barbara:

urbanNoun. Beautiful lady. Voluptuous. A mysterious, strange woman. Adjective. Perfection. Beauty. Strange.

urbanShe's defintely a Barbara. I've never seen anything like her.

urbanA beautiful young lady, very sexy, with nice long hair, and has a very loud personality. drives the boys and girls insane

urbanoh look at that hot chick she must be a barbara

urbanan amazingly beautiful woman. drop dead gorgeous. makes all men hot and bothered. loves to dance. has the ability to corrupt the minds of innocent idividuals.

urbanomg, barbara is so hot!

urbanA girl who's too cute to have sex with.


Expression information Barbara:

expressionPeople with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective, and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy.


Soul information Barbara:

soulPeople with this name have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment.


Songs about Barbara:

songsBarbara Ann - The Regents, The Beach Boys  

songsPlease Don't Ask About Barbara - Bobby Vee  

songsBarbara Ann by The Beach Boys from the Album Summer Beach Party

songsBarbara Ann (2001 - Remaster) by The Beach Boys from the Album The Very Best Of The Beach Boys: Sounds Of Summer

songsWish You Were Here (Originally Performed by Barbara Mandrell) [Vocal Version] by Mega Tracks Karaoke Band from the Album Wish You Were Here (Originally Performed by Barbara Mandrell) [Karaoke Version]

songsBarbara's Check [Explicit] by Roy Wood Jr. from the Album I'll Slap You To Sleep [Explicit]

songsI Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool (Originally Performed by Barbara Mandrell) [Karaoke Version] by Mega Tracks Karaoke Band from the Album I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool (Originally Performed by Barbara Mandrell) [Karaoke Version]

songsBarbara Ann by The Regents from the Album Barbara Ann

songsThey're Coming To Get You Barbara by No More Kings from the Album They're Coming To Get You Barbara


Books about Barbara:

booksTake the Monkeys and Run (A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Book 1) by Karen Cantwell (Nov 23, 2013)

booksBarbara by Osamu Tezuka (Oct 9, 2012)

booksBarbara Bates is a West Side Ghetto Girl (Looking and Being Cool enough to be real Book 1) by Dan Knight (Oct 4, 2014)

booksBarbara Barry: Around Beauty by Barbara Barry, David Meredith and Dominique Browning (Oct 16, 2012)

booksBarbara Marr Mysteries Boxed Set (Barbara Marr Murder Mysteries) by Karen Cantwell (Mar 6, 2013)

booksBarbara & Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest: Discovering New Purpose, Passion & Your Next Great Adventure by Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates (Apr 1, 2008)

booksBarbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler: 50 Quilt Blocks with Stories from History by Barbara Brackman (Jan 16, 2013)


Movies about Barbara:

moviesBarbara Taylor Bradford's A Woman of Substance Season 1 1985 NR CC - Directed by: Don Sharp

moviesBarbara Taylor Bradford's Hold the Dream Season 1 1986 NR - Directed by: Don Sharp

moviesBarbara 2013 PG-13 - Runtime: 1 hr 46 mins Starring: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Nina Hoss, et al. Directed by: Christian Petzold

moviesBarbara The Fair With The Silk Hair (English Subtitled) 2013 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 21 mins Starring: Mikhail Pugovkin, Georgiy Millyar, et al. Directed by: Aleksandr Rou

moviesBarbara Taylor Bradford's To Be the Best Season 1 1992 - Directed by: Tony Wharmby

moviesCulinary Travels Santa Barbara and Beyond-Foley, Lincourt, Foppiano, & The Fairmont-San Francisco 2011 NR CC - Runtime: 27 mins Directed by: Dave Eckert

moviesGlobal Treasures MISSION SANTA BARBARA California 2009 NR CC - Runtime: 11 mins Directed by:


Wiki information Barbara:

University of California, Santa Barbara
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The University of California, Santa Barbara is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre site near Goleta, California, United States, 8 miles...

Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California. Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and...

Comments and insights on the name Barbara:

I am just a few weeks away from becoming 80. There were numerous Barbara's around my age, and I though, when a teenager, that my name was dull. But By the time I was grown, I liked, and now a love it. I think that it has a soft, rather elegant sound, and it is not at all a common name nowadays. The spate of Barbara's in my day was a result, I believe, of the emerging popular movie star, Barbara Stanwyck, who for a number of years averaged one movie per year of more, and most were very popular at the time. I didn't care for her when I was young, but by the time I was grown, I admired her beauty and even more, her acting. She was marvelous actress, whether portraying tragic, comedic, sympathetic or vengeful, sophisticated or common ~ she did them all, and did them all well.
I have gone so far as to offer $500 college fund to my children and grandchildren if they would name a daughter Barbara, but the closest I have come is my only daughter choosing my middle name as her daughter's middle name.!!!
I still like my name!'
p.s. My high school boyfriend called me Barb,and now many people, even when they first meet me, call me Barb. I never wanted to be called Bobbie or Barbie, but one elderly gentleman called me Barbie, because his elderly wife was Barbie, and I felt very much honored by that. I'm fine with Barb, but prefer Barbara.

My younger sister's name is Barbara she is 16 and named after our Grandmother. I like her name mainly because it's cute to call her Barbie, and funny to called her Barbara the Barbarian, but she hates the name with a burning passion. She says it's stuffy, old-fashioned and makes her sound like an old lady. She said it sounds to harsh and not as pretty as my name and that I got the better name, (I am named after our other Grandmother Nila.) She also hates the nickname Barb and gets extremely annoyed when people call her that. She doesn't mind the nickname Barbie but she hates it when people sing The Barbie Girl song or Barbara-Ann song. We've never called her Bobbi but our Aunts sister is also named Barbara too but everyone calls her Bobbi. Also the name is more common then you think. We've met about six people named Barbara. Also a lot of people spell in incorrectly, 'Barbra.'

My grandmother is named Barbara. She is 82, and named after her mother. She goes by Barbie to this day! My grandmother would make anyone want to name their girl Barbara - she owns a travel agency and has been to 80 countries in her lifetime, and all 50 states. She is 4'10" and everyone who knows her thinks she's adorable. She has an infectious laugh and a mischievous way about her! If I ever have a little girl, I want to name her Barbara so she can as adventurous and fantastic as their great grandmother.

This is a beautiful classic name, which unfortunately has been downgraded for a long time because of the Barbie doll connection. It could make a comeback in the next few years, as names popular in the 1930s and 1940s begin coming back.

I named my daughter Barbara, she is now 7. Although it is considered "old fashioned", it has an elegant, classic, charm. She was named after the most wonderful person in the world - my grandmother, and that makes it even more special. Barbara gets comments all the time on her name. She will most likely be the only Barbara in her classes (a plus!), and her nickname Barbie has all the little girls jealous. If she chooses, she can go by Belle (her middle name) as an adult, but I suspect she will love it's classic beauty as much as my family does.

My daughter, born in '01, is named Barbara after her grandmother who passed away while I was pregnant. She has a unique name for her age. Her nickname is Barby. We wanted it spelled different from a Barbie doll. She likes her name but doesn't like when kids sing the Aqua song "Barbie Girl" that's the most she's been picked on for her name.

My grandmother is 81 her name is Barbara but she goes by her middle name, Helen. I also have a 6 year old cousin named Barbara and they call her Barbie or Barbie Shell (her middle name is Michelle)

Personal experiences with the name Barbara:

I was named Barbara in 1972 after my grandmother. I have never liked my name. It's stuffy and old-fashioned. It's not pretty to say/hear or to write. It doesn't even have a nice meaning; it means "stranger." I grew up being called "Barbie Doll" and being asked "Hey Barbie, where's Ken?" and people even singing "Barbara Ann" to me (after the Beach Boys song). Some people even CALL me Barbara Ann, even though that is not my middle name. They think it's funny. I detest being called Barbara so I go by Barb because it's the least miserable form of it for me. The worst part is, I married a man whose mother is also named Barbara (she was born in the '30s) and she goes by that, so when we visit his family, I always get called Barbara (to my everlasting anguish), and now my first and last name are the same as my mother-in-law, which really sucks. People, I don't care if you know someone named Barbara who's awesome. Don't name your kid that. Let her be awesome with a name that she won't get teased for, end up hating, and resent you for until the end of time. I'm not even kidding.

My sister's name is Barbara, and I can say she has a so-so experience with her name.
For me, as her sister, it's a very solid name and I like to call her name. In my opinion this name has very positive vibrations.

I am a Barbara who is now 63 years old but my friends call me Barb because that is what I prefer. I have always loved my name, I was Barbie as a child and actually hate being called Babs. I was named Barbara because it was the second most popular name of the day, after Linda. My mother's best friend named her newborn Linda, so I was naturally named Barbara.

I'm a Barbara who is 21 and I really, really hate this name -- I really feel like the name had a lot to do with my negative self-image growing up and I changed it the first chance I got. I've been told by many friends that they'd expect this name for an older woman, not a young girl. I hate all of the variations like "Barb" and "Barbie" and "Babs", they don't sound pretty at all. And people in the U.S. misspell it "Barbra" all the time which is also very frustrating.

I am Barbara who is 42 in the year 2010. I have always HATED my name. It's an old fat ladies name. But what I hate more than Barbara is Babs and Barbie. I have been called Bobbie, and Barb which I can handle. I was named after a dead relative which I respect so I never changed my name. I did the same thing to my daughter but I feel I gave her a more beautiful name, Virginia Gray.

I am a Barbara who is 16 years old. I went through a lot of teasing through elementary school. especially when my third grade teacher spelled it Barbra and I wne through "Barbara the bra" type things. The minute I entered middle school i went by Evalyn my middle name which is easier to spell and very beautiful. I go by Eva for short. The first chance i get I'm changing my name. My other sisters unfortunately were blessed with normal names: Antonia and Madyssen.

I am 25 years old and I hate my name. When I was in school I was relentlessly teased cause it sounds so old. I often get told by older people that they have never met a Barbara so young, which is so embarrassing. Do not name your kid Barbara!

The only Barbaras I know are grandmothers.

The eldest of five children. Loving mother of 9, yes nine, including two sets of fraternal twins, had this name. Often mistaken to be my sexy older sister. She was small statured; 5'2" and averaged 105 lbs when not pregnant. "I may be small but, I'm wiry" She liked her name "Barbara" or "Barbara Kay" she didn't like it shortened to a nickname. She was beautiful, caring, creative, great cook, intelligent, talented seamstress and interior designer. There was nothing she couldn't do when she set her mind to it. Enjoyed; art; sketching and drawing, music, reading, travel, indoor and outdoor tropical plants and flowers. b.6.25.1941 d.5.13.2005. She treasured her family. -jawave

My great grandmother was named Barbara, Bobbie for short. My grandmother was Corinne Barbara, my mother Barbara Corinne (Bobbie, Barb or Barbie for short), my sister Corinne Barbara. It's not very popular now but I have met multiple younger people named Barbara.

How about doing what some people do going by the last part of the name - i.e. Liam (last part of William) Topher (last part of Christopher), go by Ara (pronounce it Ah-ruh).

Or go by Bari. I think Bari is cool!

Nicknames for Barbara:

Barb, Barbs, Barbie, Babs, Bobbie, Bobbi, Bar, Barbra, Arb, Arba, Arbara, Bara, Barbara-Ann, Barbel, Barbarella

Meanings and history of the name :

The name Barbara comes from the same root as the word "barbarian"; in Latin, it meant a stranger, someone who spoke a foreign language, which to the Roman ear sounded like "ba ba".

Famous real-life people named Barbara:

St. Barbara, virgin and martyr, patron of artillery and fireworks
Barbara Villiers, Lady Castlemaine; mistress of Charles II of England
Barbra Streisand, singer, producer, director and actress
Barbara Palvin, supermodel
Barbara Billingsley, actress
Barbara Eden, actress
Barbara Bach, actress and wife of Ringo Starr
Barbara Stanwyck, actress
Barbara Carrera, actress
Barbara Hershey, actress
Barbara Bel Geddes, actress
Barbara Tuchman, American historian, author and journalist. First woman to win the Pulitzer prize twice.
Barbara Bain, actress
Barbara Bush, U.S. first lady
Barbara Mandrell, singer
Barbara Howar, writer
Barbara Jordan, former US Representative from Texas. She was the first black woman elected to The House from a southern state.

Barbara in song, story & screen:

Barbara, poem by Jacques Prevert
"Barbara Allen" (alternatively, "Barbara Ellen") is a folk ballad sung in every English-speaking country. It dates to at least the 18th century
"Barbara Ann" is a 1960s pop song whose best-known version is by the Beach Boys
"Major Barbara", play by George Bernard Shaw
The Barbie doll, one of the most popular toys of all time, was invented by Ruth Handler and named for her daughter.
Barbara Gordon, Gotham City librarian, secret identity of Batgirl and later Oracle in DC comics
Barbara Cooper, character on '70s sitcom "One Day at a Time" played by Valerie Bertinelli
Barbara 'Bobbi' Barton, secret identity of Mockingbird in Marvel comics


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