"son of the furrow"

Bartholomew Origin and Meaning

The name Bartholomew is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "son of the furrow".

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

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Famous People Named Bartholomew

  • Bartholomew the Apostle
  • Bartholomew ColumbusExplorer and younger brother of Christopher Columbus
  • Bartholomew "Black Bart" RobertsWelsh pirate
  • Bartholomew IArchbishop of Constantinople
  • Bartholomew Edward "Bart" ScottAmerican NFL football player
  • Bartholomew de Badlesmere1st Baron Badlesmere, English soldier and MP
  • Bartholomew Gosnoldearly English settler in Virginia, USA
  • Bartholomew of LuccaItalian historian
  • Bartholomew "Bart" FreundlichAmerican film director; husband of actress Julianne Moore

Bartholomew in Pop Culture

  • Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpsoncharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Bartholomew Henry "Barry" Allencharacter from D.C. Comics, the second Flash
  • Bartholomew "Bart" Allencharacter from D.C. Comics, the fourth Flash
  • Bartholomewa yeti from video game "Spyro the Dragon"
  • Bartholomew "Bart" Basscharacter in TV's "Gossip Girl"
  • Bartholomew Cubbinstitle character from "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" by Dr. Seuss and actor Jared Leto's directing alter ego
  • Bartholomew D'Ysquithcharacter in musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
  • Bartholomew HarrisonAnthony's hypochondriac brother in "The Tree of Heaven" (1917) by May Sinclair
  • Bartholomew Kumacharacter in anime "One Piece"
  • Bartholomew Oobleckprofessor voiced by Joel Heyman in web series "RWBY"
  • "Bartholomew Fayre: A Comedy" play by Ben Jonson
  • Bartholomew Bloorcharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Bartholomew Barebonecharacter in J.K. Rowling's "History of Magic in North America"
  • Bartholomew "Bart" Pearcecharacter in "Vampirate"
  • Bartholomew Rossicharacter in Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian"