Meaning and Origin of Barnum - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Barnum

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • German : Bold as a bear

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places called Barnham, for example in Norfolk, Suffolk, and West Sussex. They are probably all named with the Old English byname Beorn(a) (see Barnes 2) or Old English beorn ‘warrior’ + hām ‘homestead’.