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Boy Name: Barney

Name: Barney
Pronunciation: \b(a)-rney, bar-ney\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Origin: Modern
Related Names: Barnett, Bernard
Sounds Like: Birney, Burney
Variant forms: Barnie, Barny
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 705
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2240


Barney \b(a)-rney, bar-ney\ as a boy's name is pronounced BAR-nee. It is of English origin. Pet form of Barnabas and Barnaby. Modern use likely refers to the famous large purple dinosaur.

Barney has 2 variant forms: Barnie and Barny.

For more information, see also related names Barnett and Bernard.

Baby names that sound like Barney are Birney and Burney.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Barney.


Barney is a somewhat popular first name for men (#705 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2240 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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