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Gender: M Meaning of Barry: "spear" Origin of Barry: Irish

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This Anglicized form of Bearach or short form of Finbarr predates the Gary-Cary tight black pants/white socks era and , with its Irish roots well hidden, shows no signs of being part of the Gaelic name revival. Modern parents would probably prefer to go with Barrett.

Famous People Named Barry

Barry Manilow (1943- ), singer
Barry Williams (1954- ), actor (best known as Greg Brady)
Barry White
Barry Watson
Barry Adrian Reese, American hip hop artist
Barry Corbin, American actor (born Leonard Barrie Corbin)
Barry Marshall, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology

Pop Culture References for the Name Barry

Barry "Baz" Dragonsbane, character from TV series "The Worst Witch"
Barry Burton, character from the Resident Evil series
Barry Barry, character from British TV show Waterloo Road
Barry Egan, from movie "Punch-Drunk Love"
Barry Plotkin, character from movie "Pushing Tin"
Barry Frost, character in the Rizzoli & Isles books by Tess Gerritsen

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