Barry

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Anglicized form of Irish Barra, short form of Fionnbharr, from fionn (white) + barr (head).

Proper noun[edit]

Barry

  1. A male given name, sometimes also used as a diminutive of Bartholomew.
  2. A surname derived from the given name, or from place names in Scotland and Wales.
Derived terms[edit]
Quotations[edit]
  • 1844, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Luck of Barry Lyndon (University of Michigan Press, 1999, ISBN 047211042X), page 44
    I remembered that I had signed the documents Barry Redmond instead of Redmond Barry; but what else could I do? - - - "Hark ye, Mr Fitzsimons," said I; "I will tell you why I was obliged to alter my name - which is Barry, and the best name in Ireland.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Barry

  1. Any of a number of places, including a coastal town near Cardiff in Wales, United Kingdom.

References[edit]

  • Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.