First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Barnaby

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Barnaby means "Comfort".
  2. A user from Ghana says the name Barnaby means "Son of consolation".
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International Interest
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  1. A male given name from Hebrew, from the medieval vernacular form of Barnabas.
  2. (archaic) A lively and fast-paced dance; (by extension) any quick and uneven movement.

Notable Persons Named Barnaby

Notable Persons Named Barnaby

Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce is a Senator for Queensland, 17th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Minister for Agriculture, Water Resources, 13th Leader of theNational Party, 20th Deputy Leader of theNational Party, Leader of the National Partyin the Senate, SenatorforQueensland. His career lasted from 2016 to 2016. Barnaby was born on April 17th, 1967 in Tamworth, New South Wales.

Barnaby Jack

Barnaby Jack was a hacker, computer security professional, programmer, and hacker (computer security). Barnaby was given the name Barnaby Michael Douglas Jack on November 22nd, 1977 in Auckland. Barnaby is also known as Jack and Barnaby Michael Douglas. He died on July 25th, 2013.

Barney Harwood

Barney Harwood is a tv presenter, childrens tv presenter, actor, and television presenter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Barney was given the name Barnaby John "Barney" Harwood on November 7th, 1979.

Barnaby Swire

Barnaby Swire is a businessman. Barnaby was born in 1964.

Barnaby Kay

Barnaby was born in 1967.

Barnaby Metschurat

Barnaby was born on September 22nd, 1974 in Berlin.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Barnaby

Notable Persons With the Last Name Barnaby

Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Barnaby

Thomas Geoffrey "Tom" Barnaby is a soap character.

Matthew Barnaby

Matthew Barnaby is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to 2007. Matthew was born on May 4th, 1973 in Ottawa.

Frank Barnaby

Daundre Barnaby

Daundre was born on December 9th, 1990 in Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica. He left this life on March 27th, 2015.

Nathaniel Barnaby

Nathaniel Barnaby was an engineer. Nathaniel was born on February 25th, 1829 in Chatham, Kent. He died on June 16th, 1915.

Thomas Barnaby

Thomas was born on March 7th, 1841. He passed away on March 23rd, 1907.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Barnaby U.S.
  White 69.08% 64.26%
  African American 21.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Barnaby

People with the last name Barnaby are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Barnaby

  • How Popular is the name Barnaby? Barnaby is the 20,854th most popular name of all time. As a last name Barnaby was the 13,283rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Barnaby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 346 babies born with the first name Barnaby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Barnaby to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Barnaby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Barnaby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Barnaby is Friday, June 8th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Barnaby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Barnaby was in 1974 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Barnaby Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Barnaby is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Barnaby: The name spelled backwards is Ybanrab. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yrnbbaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Barnaby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,296 people with the last name Barnaby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Barnaby? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Barnaby as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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