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Meaning and Origin of: Barra

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : To choose

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Southern Italian : probably a topographic name from Sicilian bharra ‘bar’, ‘barrier’ or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
  • Galician : habitational name from places named Barra, in the provinces of Lugo and Ourense.
  • Southern French : dialect variant of Barre.
  • Hungarian : from the personal name Barna, short form of Barnabás, Hungarian equivalent of Barnaby.