Pronunciation: [Bar-ba-ra]

Gender: Female

Meaning: Foreign, strange

Origin: Greek

An alien or foreigner.

Variant Forms

BabaThursday bornFemaleAfrican
BabeBabyUnisexAmerican English
BabetteMy God is a vowFemaleHebrew
BabsForeign, strangeUnisexGreek
BarbieForeign, strangeFemaleGreek
BarbraForeign, strangeFemaleGreek
BobbiBright fameFemaleGermanic
BobbieBright fameFemaleGermanic
BobbyBright fameUnisexGermanic
VarvaraExotic, Mysterious, StrangerFemaleSlavic

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