Meaning and Origin of: Barna

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Italian : from the ancient Germanic personal name Barna.
  • Italian : possibly from a short form of the personal name Barnaba (see Barnaby 1).
  • Hungarian : from a short form of the personal name Barnabás (see Barnaby 1).
  • Polish (also Slovak and Ukrainian) : from a derivative of the personal name Biernat, Polish form of German Bernhard.
  • Possibly from Polish dialect barna, brona ‘harrow’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who used a harrow.