Short form of Barbara, Greek

Barb Origin and Meaning

The name Barb is a girl's name meaning "stranger".

Barb is a midcentury nickname name that, like Deb and Sue, feels terminally dates now. But with the revival of Barbie, Barb may not be far behind.

# 815 in the US

Barb Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Barb

  • Barb JungrEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Barbara Joan "Barb" HigginsCanadian news anchor and politician
  • Barb Thomas WhiteheadAmerican golfer
  • Barbara "Barb" BunkowskyScherbak, Canadian golfer
  • Barb MuchaAmerican golfer
  • Barbara "Barb" SpencerCanadian curler
  • Barbara "Barb" Metz LindquistAmerican Olympic triathlete

Barb in Pop Culture

  • "Barb Wire" comic series, 1996 movie and main character
  • Barb Hanloncharacter on TV's "American Crime"
  • Barbcharacter on TV's "Stranger Things"