Gender: Male Meaning of Barnes: "someone who lives or works near the barn" Origin of Barnes: English

Barnes Origin and Meaning

The name Barnes is a boy's name of English origin meaning "someone who lives or works near the barn".

This is a solid surname choice for people looking for a change from Cooper, Parker and Carson. Australian parents will probably instantly associate this name with famous rock legend Jimmy Barnes, but this has an even older pedigree as a namesake - Barnes Wallis was a UK aviator and inventor, most remembered for designing the Dambuster bomb (a bomb that bounces across water to reach its target) and working on supersonic flight in the 1940s and 50s.

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