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barb

DIMINUTIVE OF:
barbara
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
BáRBAROS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
BáRBAROS ‎(βάρβαρος)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek “bárbaros ‎(βάρβαρος)”, meaning “foreign, brutal, ignorant, stutterer, who cannot speak, made to imitate the sounds “βαρ-βαρ-βαρ-βαρ” spoken by foreigners”, Hence the Greek idiom "πᾶς μὴ Ἕλλην βάρβαρος" (pas mē Hellēn bárbaros) which literally means "whoever is not Greek is a barbarian". Should also be noted that the Ancient Greek term” bambaínō (βαμβαίνω) bambalúzdō (βαμβαλύζδω)” and the Sanskrit “balbalā”, meaning “stammering, stuttering”. In Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox tradition, Saint Barbara was an early Christian saint and martyr. Accounts place her in the 3rd century in Nicomedia, present-site Turkey or in Heliopolis of Phoenicia, present-day Lebanon. Saint Barbara is often portrayed with miniature chains and a tower. Saint Barbara became the patron saint of artillerymen. She is also traditionally the patron of armourers, military engineers, gunsmiths, miners and anyone else who worked with cannon and explosives. She is invoked against thunder and lightning and all accidents arising from explosions of gunpowder.
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RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
barbara, barbra
PET & SHORT FORM
english
babs, barbie, biri, baba, barbi, babe, Barbia, Barbli

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
basque
barbara
bosnian
barbara
bulgarian
varvara
catalan
Barbera
croatian
barbara
czech
barbora
danish
barbara, varvara, barbro
esperanto
barbro
estonian
Barbala
faroese
barbara
filipino
barbara
finnish
barbara, varvara, barbro, varvoi
french
barbara, barbe
german
barbara, varvara, barbro
greek
Varvára
greenlandic
Palapalaat, Palapalât, Parapara
hungarian - magyar
barbara, borbÁla, barbiÁna
icelandic
barbara, barbára
irish
bÁirbre
italian
barbara
latvian
barbara
lithuanian
barbora
macedonian
varvara
norwegian
barbara, varvara, barbro, Barbo
old danish
barbara
old swedish
barbara, barbro, Barebra
polish
barbara
portuguese
bÁrbara
russian
varvara
scottish
barabal, baraball, Barabla
slovak
barbora
slovene
barbara
spanish
bÁrbara, Barbola
swedish
barbara, varvara, barbro, Babara
ukrainian
varvara

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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5
Numerological Values:
5

If the chosen name for your baby has a number value of 5, it suggests brilliance, enthusiasm, energy and versatility. These individuals are believed to be adventurous and love their freedom. They like challenges and get bored with routine. They often need several activities to keep their active mind occupied.

Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.

Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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