Meaning and Origin of: Barbera

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern Italian : derogatory nickname from barbera‘barber’s wife’, a term also used to denote a prostitute or dishonest woman.
  • Catalan (Barberà) : habitational name from a place in Tarragona province, named with Late Latin Barbarianum‘place of Barbarius’, a derivative of Barbarus (seeBarbaro).