Meaning and Origin of: Barnum

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Bold as a bear

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places called Barnham, for example in Norfolk, Suffolk, and West Sussex. They are probably all named with the Old English byname Beorn(a) (see Barnes 2) or Old English beorn ‘warrior’ + hām ‘homestead’.