Barbara

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Name of a legendary saint, Latin Barbara, feminine form of barbarus, from Ancient Greek βάρβαρος (bárbaros, strange, foreign). Compare Sanskrit बर्बर (barbara, barbarian).

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Barbara (plural Barbaras)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Othello, Act iv: Scene 3:
      My mother had a maid call'd Barbara; / She was in love, and he she lov'd prov'd mad / And did forsake her; she had a song of 'willow'
    • 17th century or before: English folk song: Barbara Allen: 1839 version by Thomas Percy:
      All in the merrye month of May / When greene buds they were swellin / Yong Jemmye Grove on his death-bed lay / For love of Barbara Allen.
    • 1860 Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood) East Lynne. Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0192804626 page 29:
      "What do you think they are going to name the baby? Anne; after her and her mamma. So very ugly a name!" "I don't think so," said Mr Carlyle. "It is simple and unpretending. I like it much. Look at the long, pretentious names in our family - Archibald! Cornelia! And yours, too - Barbara! What a mouthful they all are!" Barbara contracted her eyebrows. It was equivalent to saying that he did not like her name.
    • 1922 Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned, ISBN 1603035281, page 76:
      "Everybody in the next generation," suggested Dick, "will be named Peter or Barbara - because at present all piquant literary characters are named Peter or Barbara."
    • 2007 Marina Lewycka, Two Caravans, Fig Tree, ISBN 9780670916375, page 299:
      'Barbara?' Barr―baah―rrah. Barbarian woman. Wild. Untamed. An incredibly sexy name.

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Danish[edit]

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Barbara

  1. A female given name, cognate to Barbara.

French[edit]

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Barbara

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Barbara.

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German[edit]

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Barbara

  1. A female given name, cognate to Barbara; very popular in the mid-twentieth century.

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Hungarian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɒrbɒrɒ/
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  • Hyphenation: Bar‧ba‧ra

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Barbara

  1. A female given name.

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Italian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Barbara f

  1. A female given name, cognate to Barbara.

Polish[edit]

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Barbara f

  1. A female given name, cognate to Barbara.

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External links[edit]

  • Barbara” in Polish dictionaries at PWN