Barbara

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Greek βαρβαρος (barbaros) = 'foreign'

The original meaning was 'babbling one, person who is difficult to understand' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

Babara
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Bara
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Barba
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Barbara
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Barbára
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Icelandic
Barbi
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Finish Swedish
Barbie
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Barbra
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Barby
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Barebra
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Old Swedish
Palapalaat
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Greenlandic
Palapalât
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Parapara
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Varvara
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Varvoi
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Finish

See also Babette, Babba, Barbro, Betty, Bärbel

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Barbara
Genitive: Barbaras
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Barbara
Accusative: Barbaru
Dative: Barbaru
Genitive: Barbaru
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Barbara
Genitive: Barbaran
Partitive: Barbaraa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Barbara
Accusative: Barböru
Dative: Barböru
Genitive: Barböru
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Barbara
Genitive: Barbaras
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Barbara
Genitive: Barbaras

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

4 December

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

4 December

Norway Norway

4 December

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

4 December

Sweden Sweden

4 December

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Saint Barbara (3rd century?), patron saint of armourers, artillerymen, military engineers, miners and others who work with explosives because of her old legend's association with lightning, and also of mathematicians; she is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
2193 3838 0 1
Denmark Denmark[9]
1380 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[10]
947 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
n.a. 912 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Barbara(f) Sources: [12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Barbara(f)

Sources: [8] [9] [10] [11]

References

  1. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  7. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. details see Name Statistic tables