Meaning and Origin of: Barry
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Irish : Spear thrower
- Welsh : Son of Harry
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Family name origins & meanings:
- Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beargha ‘descendant of Beargh’, a byname meaning ‘plunderer’.
- Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Báire ‘descendant of Báire’, a short form of either of two Gaelic personal names, Bairrfhionn or Fionnbharr.
- English, of Welsh origin : patronymic from Harry, the medieval English vernacular form of Henry, preceded by Welsh ap ‘son of’. Compare Parry.
- Variant spelling of Barrie 1.