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Gender: M Meaning of Barney: "son of comfort" Origin of Barney: Variation of Barnabas

This may be hard for American parents to believe, but the name Barney is hot among hip Londoners who are perhaps unacquainted with our purple dinosaur.

Famous People Named Barney

Barnett "Barney" Frank, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist
Barney Bigard, American jazz clarinetist
Berna Eli "Barney" Oldfield, American racing driver

Pop Culture References for the name Barney

Barney Fife, character from "The Andy Griffith Show"
"Barney Miller," TV sitcom
"Barney & Friends," children's TV show about a purple dinosaur
Barney Stinson, character from "How I Met Your Mother"
Barney Gumble, character from "The Simpsons"
Barneys New York, luxury American department store
Barney Rubble, character on "The Flintstones"
Barney Bear, MGM cartoon series
Barney Snow, character in movie "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway"
Barney Ross, a main character in "The Expendables" movies, played by Sylvester Stallone.

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