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Updated June 9, 2019

How Popular Is The Name Barba

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, and southern French : nickname for a man noted for his beard, from barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba).
  • Italian : from a byname from a southern dialect word meaning ‘uncle’ (from Latin barba ‘beard’ via Lombardic barba, barbane), as characterizing a man of wisdom and authority.
  • Greek : see Barbas.
  • Slovenian : unexplained. This name comes from the Brkini region in southwestern Slovenia.

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