Origin: Latin

Meaning: “foreign”

Best Nicknames
Babs, Babbs, Babe, Babette, Barbi, Bibi, Bobbee,
Bobbi, Bobbie, Bobby, Bonni, Bonnie, Bonny

Variations, Nicknames and Sound Alikes:
Babara, Barabara, Barbera, Barbra

Barbara TV and Movie Quotes:
Barbara Mandrell. Nothing wrong with that. Kenny G.
Captain and Tennille. Burn Notice: Bad Blood (2008)
It happened to Barbara Stanwyck. Airplane! (1980)
Yeah, well Barbara Walters wouldn’t be working
with you two. The Junkman (1982)

Famous people named Barbara or its variations

1. Barbara Ann Harris (b. 1945), American singer (The Toys)
2. BarBara Luna (b.1939), American actress, singer
born Barbara Ann Luna
3. Barbara Eden (b. 1934), American actress, singer
born Barbara Jean Moorhead

Barbara Middle Names
Barbara Dianne
Barbara Erin
Barbara Kathleen
Barbara Naomi
Barbara Rose

Leave a comment below.

  1. Barbra says:

    Barbra Ellen. I’ve always loved my name?

    My sisters and people I work with call me Barb. I answer to it but I’ve never introduced myself as Barb.

  2. Barbra my nickname says:

    I love my middle name ?

  3. BARBARA says:

    I agree, BARBARA ANN is the BEST first & middle name combination — it’s also my name combo (even though I adore Barbara Jean Moorehead aka “JEANIE” of ‘I DREAM OF JEANIE T.V. fame !!! Also, I agree that Barbara Streisand was probably the most famous of Barbaras in the 20th Century, but she is nearly unknown by anyone under 45 years of age or so — sad !!! I also always disliked my name, because there’s really no cute nick-name ever since that “doll” (Barbie) came out in 1959-1960 !!!

    • Barbara says:

      Bara is a cute nickname
      I have inherited some nicknames by others I’m not to fond of like Babs,
      Boobra (I have big boobs), Barbie sometimes, but I really like Bara, or another one I made up Barbree.

  4. vj says:

    well, as you say, galdra, everyone knows Barbra Streisand (her middle name, incidentally, is Joan). We’re not necessarily looking for the “most famous” bearer of any given name.

    In the middle names section, we’re not going to repeat a middle name someone already has in the famous section — both Barbara Harris and BarBara Luna have the middle name Ann.

  5. galdra says:

    I’m surprised that you didn’t list Barbra Streisand – arguably the most famous ‘Barbara’ in the 20th century. Certainly more famous / better known than the first two singers on your list! And you omitted the ubiquitous ‘Ann” in the middle names. That has to be most popular.

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