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RATE THIS NAME 4.33

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.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • basquebasque
  • bosnianbosnian
  • croatiancroatian
  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • faroesefaroese
  • filipinofilipino
  • finnishfinnish
  • frenchfrench
  • germangerman
  • hungarian (magyar)hungarian (magyar)
  • icelandicicelandic
  • italianitalian
  • latvianlatvian
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • old danishold danish
  • old swedishold swedish
  • polishpolish
  • sloveneslovene
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
varvara, barbro
english
barbra
finnish
varvara, barbro, varvoi
french
barbe
german
varvara, barbro
hungarian - magyar
borbÁla, barbiÁna
icelandic
barbára
norwegian
varvara, barbro, Barbo
old swedish
barbro, Barebra
swedish
varvara, barbro, Babara
MASCULINE
italian
barbaro
PET & SHORT FORM
bosnian
babs, babsi, Wawa, Wawal, Wetty, Wetl, Babschi
croatian
bara, barica
danish
bara, Barbra, Baby
english
babs, barb, barbie, biri, baba, barbi, babe, Barbia, Barbli
faroese
Barba, Barba
finnish
barbie, barbi, Barby, Baby, Babbo, Babel
german
barberina, barbie, babsi, bärbel, barbi, Bärbl, BABETTa, barberine, Barbia, Barbli, Varinka, Warenka
hungarian - magyar
boriska, borka, biri, boró, boróka, bóra, Babiána, Babita, Barbarella, Varínia
italian
baba, Baby
latvian
bara, baba, Baiba, bare
norwegian
bara, Barba, Barbra, Barba, Baby
polish
basia, baśka, barbarka, Basieńka, Basiunia, Basieczka, Basiulka, Basiuńka
slovene
bara, barica, barbi, Barba, Barbika, Barbina, Barbka, Barča, Bari, Barika, Barka, Varja, Varjenka, Varvana, Barbia, Barbli, Barba
swedish
babs, barbie, bara, barbi, BABETTa, Barbra, Barby, Babba, Baby, Babbo, Babel, Babsan

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
bulgarian
varvara
catalan
Barbera
czech
barbora
esperanto
barbro
estonian
Barbala
greek
Varvára
greenlandic
Palapalaat, Palapalât, Parapara
irish
bÁirbre
lithuanian
barbora
macedonian
varvara
portuguese
bÁrbara
russian
varvara
scottish
barabal, baraball, Barabla
slovak
barbora
spanish
bÁrbara, Barbola
ukrainian
varvara

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
BARBARA ANN BEACH BOYS
LA CHANSON DE BARBARA BÉATRICE ARNAC
BARBARA BÏA
NON, NON, NON (ÉCOUTER BARBARA) CAMÉLIA JORDANA
BARBARA CHET
LA CHANSON DE BARBARA COLETTE RENARD
LE CHANTDE BARBARA CORA VAUCAIRE
BARBARA DAVE
UNE ORGIE DE BARBARA DIANE JUSTER
À BARBARA DIDIER BARBELIVIEN
BARBARA DOMINIQUE WALTER
BARBARA ENZO CARELLA
BARBARA ENZO ENZO FEAT. C. STEINER RESSAIRE
BARBARA ERIC AMADO 
BARBARA FABIEN MARTIN
LA CANZONE DI BARBARA FABRIZIO DE ANDRÉ
BARBARA FRANCIS LALANNE
BARBARA GERMAINE MONTERO 
BARBARA GROUPE SANS GAIN
BARBARA HORACE SILVER
S.O.S. BARBARA JEAN-PAUL DRÉAU
BARBARIE, BARBARA JEAN-ROGER CAUSSIMON FEAT. RENÉE JEAN 
BARBARA JOSÉ SALCY
LA CHANSON DE BARBARA JULIETTE GRÉCO 
BARBARA LES FRÈRES JACQUES
BÁRBARA LOS HERMANOS
BARBARA BALOUNE LOUISE PORTAL
LE CHANTDE BARBARA LYS GAUTY
LA CHANSON DE BARBARA LYS GAUTY 
BARBARIE, BARBARA MARC FEAT. ANDRÉ
BARBARA MARCEL AMONT
BARBARA MICHEL VALE TTE 
BARBARA MOULOUDJI
CHANSON POUR BARBARA MOULOUDJI
BARBARA NÉRY
LA CHANSON DE BARBARA PAULINE JULIEN
BYE BYE BARBARA RÉGINE
BARBARA RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
L'ORGUE DE BARBARA SERGE LAMA
BARBARA SERGE REGGIANI 
BARBARA THE TEMPTATIONS
BARBARA ALLEN TRADITIONAL
BARBARA UMBERTO TOZZI
BARBARA XAVIER DEPRAZ 
BARBARA YVES MONTAND 
COMBIEN DE FEMMES (DÉDIÉE À BARBARA) YVETTE YCHÉ

Notable people and personalities​

Barbara (monique Andrée Serf) (1930–1997), French Singer
Barbara Abart, Italian Luger
Barbara Acklin, American Soul Singer
Barbara Adams, British Egyptologist
Barbara Bush, First Lady Of The United States (1989–1993)
Barbara Castle, British Politician
Barbara Corcoran, American Entrepreneur
Barbara Jordan (1936–1996), American Politician
Barbara Jordan, American Former Tennis Player
Barbara Karinska, Ukrainian Costumer Of The New York City Ballet
Barbara Kay, Canadian Columnist
Barbara Keeley, British Politician
Barbara Kellerman, British Actress
Barbara Kent, American Actress
Barbara Klerk, Belgian Figure Skater
Barbara Kolb, American Composer
Barbara Kopple, American Film Director
Barbara La Marr, American Actress
Barbara Lah, Italian Triple Jumper
Barbara Lea, American Actress And Singer
Barbara Lee, American Politician
Barbara Levick, British Historians
Barbara Longhi (1552–1638), Italian Painter
Barbara Mcalister, American Diver
Barbara Mccauley, American Romance Writer
Barbara Mcclintock, American Scientist
Barbara Mcnair, American Singer And Actress
Barbara Mensing, German Archer
Barbara Moore, New Zealand Long-distance Runner
Barbara Nedeljáková, Slovak Actress
Barbara Nichols, American Actress And Sex Symbol
Barbara Niedernhuber, German Luger
Barbara O'neil, American Actress
Barbara Of Celje, Queen Of Hungary, Germany And Bohemia, Empress Of Holy Roman Empire
Barbara Of Portugal (1711–1758), Queen Consort Of Spain
Barbara Palvin (born 1993) Hungarian Fashion Model And Actress
Barbara Paulus, Austrian Former Tennis Player
Barbara Pennington, American Music Artist
Barbara Pierce Bush, Daughter Of The U.s. President George W. Bush
Barbara Potter, Jordan's American Former Tennis Player
Barbara Radziwiłł, Queen Of Poland
Barbara Rafferty, Scottish Actress
Barbara Randolph, American Soul Singer
Barbara Rittner, German Former Tennis Player
Barbara Riveros Diaz, Chilean Athlete
Barbara Schett, Austrian Former Tennis Player
Barbara Schwartz, Austrian Former Tennis Player
Barbara Stanwyck, American Actress
Barbara Strozzi, Italian Baroque Singer And Composer
Barbara Sturgeon, British Broadcaster
Barbara Sukowa, German Actress
Barbara Traub, American Photographer
Barbara Wagner, Canadian Figure Skater
Barbara Walters, American Journalist
Barbara Ward, British Economist And Writer
Barbara Windsor, British Comedy And Soap Opera Actress
Barbara Zdunk (1769–1811), Polish Alleged Arsonist