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Gender: Female Origin of Varvara: Russian, Greek, and Czech variation of Barbara Meaning of Barbara: Latin, "foreign woman"

The name Varvara is a girl's name of Russian origin. Varvara and is often added to lists like Russian Baby Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

An interesting and appealingly exotic spin on Barbara, with a lot of charm and energy.

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Famous People Named Varvara

Varvara Stepanova, Russian avant-garde artist
Varvara Lepchenko, American tennis player
Varvara Vasilyevna Panina, Russian contralto
Varvara Alexandrovna Bakhmeteva, Russian noblewoman and muse of Romantic poet Mikhail Lermontov
Varvara Adrianovna Gaigerova, Russian composer

Pop Culture References for the name Varvara

Varvara "Varenka" Stahl, character in Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"

Vavka, Varya, Varka, Vara, Varina, Vava, Varenka, Vavra, Varinka

Varvara's International Variations

Várvera, Várvara (Spanish)


JHelisent Says:


Much softer than Barbara.

danirose01 Says:



paulapuddephatt Says:


I almost liked the Zarzara one, but then, it kind of sounds as if it should just be Zara. 😃

beachbear Says:


But Jarjara, Karkara, or Zarzara could be the next big thing!

paulapuddephatt Says:


Ha, ha 😁

paulapuddephatt Says:


This name is so cool. I tried out every other possible letter to find out if any others worked. Literally, every one is awful, other than this and Barbara. 😀

beachbear Says:


It's like...Barbara was bitten by a vampire, and then she married Voldemort, and now her name is Varvara.

Eva Thyssen Says:


Stick with the beautiful, classic original. Just Barbara. Not Varvara or Barbra.

Zelliew Says:


BARBARA is much better

raevynstar Says:


I'm sorry, but I cannot stand this name.