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Barnaby

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English variation of Barnabas, Aramaic
"son of consolation"

Barnaby Origin and Meaning

The name Barnaby is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of consolation".
Barnaby, a genial and energetic name with an Irish-sounding three-syllable lilt, is an ancient appellation that manages to be both unusual and highly attractive and deserves to be used more than it is. A sweet-spot name that's a real winner.

Barnaby is a version of Barnabas, the name of an Apostle companion of St. Paul on his missionary journeys. The name of the good-natured hero of Dickens's novel Barnaby Rudge, it became more familiar to the modern American public through the TV series Barnaby Jones. Barnaby has been a character in Hello, Dolly!, a doctor played by Cary Grant in the movie Monkey Business, a comic strip character, and has starred in a number of children's books.

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Famous People Named Barnaby

  • Barnaby EdwardsEnglish actor
  • Barnaby Thomas Gerald JoyceAustralian minister for agriculture
  • Barnaby Michael Douglas JackNew Zealand computer hacker
  • Barnaby CarpenterAmerican actor
  • Barnaby Rosspen name of Ellery Queen authors Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee
  • Barnaby ThompsonBritish TV producer
  • Barnaby Bernard LintotEnglish publisher
  • Jonathan Barnaby Moodyson of actor Ron Moody
  • Barnaby Borstein Douglas (b. 2008)son of Jackson Douglas and Alex Borstein
  • Barnaby SouthcombeEnglish actor, son of English actress Charlotte Rampling
  • Barnaby George "Barns" CourtneyAmerican,English singer and songwriter

Barnaby in Pop Culture

  • "Barnaby Rudge" (1841)Charles Dickens novel and main character
  • "Barnaby Jones" TV series and title detective
  • Tom Barnabymain character on British TV's "Midsomer Murders"
  • Barnaby Kembercharacter from "Swimming Pool Sunday" by Madeleine Wickham
  • Barnaby Slushnovelist in Richard Aldington's "Death of a Hero" (1929)
  • Barnaby Stingerelf from TV series "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom"
  • Barnaby Bowserdog character on Disney TV series "Dumbo's Circus"
  • Barnaby Baxtercharacter in comic strip "Barnaby" by Crockett Johnson
  • Barnaby Grimesseries of children's books by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
  • "Barnaby in Exile" short story by Mike Resnick
  • "Drunken Barnaby's Four Journeys to the North of England" poems by Richard Braithwaite
  • Widow Barnabytrilogy of novels by Frances Trollope
  • Barnabyfrog in "Toad Patrol"
  • Barnaby Brooks Jr.main character of Japanese animation, "Tiger & Bunny"
  • Barnaby Leea character in Hogwarts Mystery