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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : probably from a diminutive of the personal name, Babbo, of Germanic origin.
  • Northwestern Italian : nickname from baba ‘gossip’, ‘talkative person’, ‘babbler’, or alternatively, possibly from a diminutive of the personal name Barnaba. The name is particularly common in Ravenna.
  • Altered spelling of French Babineau.

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