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Gender: M Meaning of Bartholomew: "son of the furrow" Origin of Bartholomew: Aramaic "son of the furrow"

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Bartholomew is an apostle's name that's been out of favor for centuries but might appeal again to the parent in search of an old but rare choice. The challenge could be to avoid the Simpson-ish nickname. That character, by the way, has the full name of Bartholomew JoJo Simpson, and creator Matt Groening came up with Bart as an--uh oh--anagram for brat. Two old alternate nicknames are Barty and Tolly.

Ben Jonson's 1614 comedy Bartholomew Fair is set in London on St. Bartholomew's Day. Charles Dickens used the name in Bleak House, and, more recently, Bartholomew Cubbins is the protagonist of the Dr. Seuss books The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Famous People Named Bartholomew

Bartholomew the Apostle
Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts, Welsh pirate
Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople
Bartholomew Edward "Bart" Scott, American NFL football player
Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Baron Badlesmere, English soldier and MP
Bartholomew Gosnold, early English settler in Virginia, USA
Bartholomew of Lucca, Italian historian

Pop Culture References for the Name Bartholomew

Bartholomew "Bart" Simpson, character in TV's "The Simpsons"
Bartholomew "Bart" Bass, character in TV's "Gossip Girl"
Bartholomew Cubbins, title character from "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" by Dr. Seuss and actor Jared Leto's directing alter ego
Bartholomew Harrison, Anthony's hypochondriac brother in "The Tree of Heaven" (1917) by May Sinclair
Bartholomew, a yeti from video game "Spyro the Dragon"
Bartholomew Kuma, character in anime "One Piece"
Bartholomew D'Ysquith, character in musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
"Bartholomew Fayre: A Comedy," play by Ben Jonson

Bart, Bartelby, Bartho, Barthol, Barthold, Bartholomeus, Bartlet, Bartlett, Bartow, Bartt, Bat

Bartholomew's International Variations

Barto, Bartosz, Bartz, Bartek (Czech) Bardo (Danish) Perttu (Finnish) Bartholmieu, Bartholome, Barthélemy (French) Bertel, Barthel, Bartol, Bartel (German) Barta, Bartalan, Bertalan, Berti (Hungarian) Partholon, Parthalan (Irish) Bairtliméad (Irish Gaelic) Meo (Italian) Bartos (Polish) Varfolomei (Russian) Parlan (Scottish Gaelic) Bartolomeo, Bartoleme, Bartoli, Bario, Toli, Balta, Barolo (Spanish) Barthelemy (Swedish)