Gender: Female Origin of Babe: Word name or diminutive of Barbara Meaning of Barbara: Latin, "foreign woman"

Babe Origin and Meaning

The name Babe is a girl's name of English origin.

You can call your baby "babe," but don't name her that.

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Pop Culture References for the name Babe

Babby, Baby, Bebe


ThaliaMenninger Says:


I have a great uncle Babe (a nickname, not his given name), and I find this name kind of charming. I do think it works better as a nickname. To me, it has sort of a vintage feel. For men only, though! I guess because of my uncle and Babe Ruth, this seems like an old-timey man's name to me.

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coco55 Says:


i actually love this name, but only if it was short for a longer name

Jazzy7 Says:


Nameberry's opinion on some names are kind of rude. I don't think they should have an opinion on what you decide to name your kid. Not everyone likes the same style of names... maybe this has a special meaning to a family or what to use it as a middle name or something.

Poppet93 Says:


...pig in the city

Babe Says:


First of all, Babe is a real name. Ahah that's my name I am male though. There's no confusion because hopefully people can come up with better love names than babe and if it's someone you don't know who calls you babe chances are they're calling you cute. It's creative and one of a kind. Think Babe Ruth the baseball player, or Babe Paley the socialite. It's a generation of Blu, and Apple as names and yes Babe is a name as well.

kiwipop Says:


Lol. Um there could be some confusion here. What if they weren't sure if they were calling them Babe like their name or "babe" as in bf/gf?

Guest Says:


I can just pictures this in school. A boy asks a girl named Babe, "Hey Babe, can I borrow a pencil?" *laughter ensues*

jordalini Says:


Nice nickname, but you really shouldn't name your child this. Especially since most people use this when talking to their significant other