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Gender: Male Meaning of Barrett: "bear strength" Origin of Barrett: German Barrett's Popularity in 2018: #213

Barrett Origin and Meaning

The name Barrett is a boy's name of German origin meaning "bear strength".

Pleasing sound and literary association with poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, though little girls may associate it with the word barrette.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #213

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Famous People Named Barrett

Pop Culture References for the name Barrett

Baret, Barrey, Barat, Barratt, Barrat, Barret

Barrett's International Variations

Barraud (French)

Comments

EmWill16 Says:

2017-12-15T18:49:53

We are naming our baby boy Barrett, simply for the "bear strength" meaning and German origin. My husband wanted a strong-sounding name, and I wanted one that sounded confident and adventurous. I think it is a nice mix of both. And the nickname, Bear, we both adore!

headintheclouds Says:

2017-06-02T02:56:13

As far as surname names go, I like the grounded and abrupt, to-the-point sound to Barrett, and its double r's and double t's in the spelling that make it seem busy and industrious to me (I feel the same way about Merritt). This makes me think someone named Barrett would be a straight-shooting, practical and competent type of person whom you could rely on. Plus I like the association to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, whose poetry work, legacy and epic love story I find amazing and inspiring.

KatlynLea Says:

2016-03-09T03:30:35

This is my last name, and by kindergarten, I was already getting called Katy Carrot. Not cute, not fun, not recommended.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-10-18T22:31:31

Barrett has the same feel as Everett to me--sort of swashbuckling hero.

priviledgedpistachios Says:

2015-08-19T13:36:29

I love this name because of the sound, and Barrett Foa!

lillian85 Says:

2014-11-13T23:22:30

This name could be a nice way to get to the nick names "Bear" and "Rhett"