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Barbara

Origin

  • english:
  • greek:
  • latin: Foreign woman, exotic; Barbara stems from barbus, meaning stranger. In Catholic custom, Saint Barbara is a protectress against fire and lightning. Barbie dolls are a household name throughout the world.

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

Famous Namesakes:

Journalist Barbara Walters, Singer Barbra Streisand, Author Barbara De Angelis, First Lady Barbara Bush

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