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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.

Nicknames

Borka, Bora, Basia, Barbina, Babita

Syllables

3

International Variations

Borsala, Borbala, Baruska, Bairbre, Borka, Bora, Basia, Barbina, Babita, Vasilisa

Themes

Exotic

Alternate Spellings

Vasilisa

Famous Namesakes

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

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