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Barrett

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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Bear-Like

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Barrett

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Barrett in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Barrett:

  • Records indicate that 11,124 boys in the United States have been named Barrett since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 801 people in the U.S. were given the name Barrett. Those people are now 6 years old.

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    Comments about the name Barrett

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      25 Positive Comments

  • "I?m Barrett. Born 1979. My aunt named me. Growing up I disliked my name. In my late teens I respected and understood the differentiation of the name and myself. I love my name. Same as others I have to repeat and spell my name often for people. I?ve started to say: ? like Garrett but with a B.? I?ve only met two other Barrett?s." Sep. 28, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Barrett is my name. I don't think heard of anyone else named Barrett until I was 36 years old. Now, I hear it every once in a while. Get called Garrett, Barry and Parrot a lot." Apr. 11, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "my husbands name is Barry Allen (the Flash) and my son was named Barry Wayne, the wayne after my dad. He named his son Barrett Wayne. I love the name its such a strong an unheard of name." Feb. 22, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in April 2017 and his name is Barrett. My husband picked out the name because of the meaning. I was not a fan in the beginning, but the name suits him." Oct. 25, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I grew up with a friend named Barrett, a girl, in the 70s. I think it is a neat name for a strong girl." Mar. 6, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Barrett, I am a girl, and I love my name! It's pretty unique because I've never come across someone else who's name was Barrett. I have almost never had it pronounced or spelled properly, everyone always forgets an r, or a t. But other than that I think my name is awesome!!" Nov. 26, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 1998 and is Barrett Grant. We have had many compliments on his name. Unusual but not too weird. Very strong name. He loves it because not everyone has his name." May. 11, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name. Strong BOYS name. Can't imagine naming a little girl this. Its very masculine...but love the name!" Mar. 6, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son "Barrett Davis". His nickname is Bear. I loved the name and most people love it as well. Awesomw, strong name!!" Feb. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're expecting and were planning on naming our son Bear, but spelled Bair or Behr. We settled on Barrett so we can still call him Bear and he'll still have the option of having a more "normal" name. I think Barrett is classy and sophisticated and it means 'strong bear' in Old Germanic!!" May. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "We will be naming our baby girl Barrett. It's my wife's Mothers maiden name." Apr. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons name is Michael Barrett Norman. I wanted his first name to be Barrett but his mom insisted that it be Michael first because she didnt want him to have the initials BM.. lol.. go figure. But anyway he goes by Barrett, and we call him Bear for short as well. We even have matching hockey jerseys, His says Bear, and mine says Bears Dad. I love the name. Its so masculine, and strong sounding. Plus I love the nickname Bear, lol" Dec. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "To the person whose boy is named "Barrett Wayne", my grandpa's name is "Wayne Barrett". Great strong name!" Oct. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are having a baby boy and he is due May 7th, 2010 and we are naming him Barrett Wayne" Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My increble grandson is named Barrett. He was born July 10, 1998. I see from the graph that there were just a couple of people in the whole country (barely shows on the graph) named Barrett back in the late 1800's. I adore that name. I love equally the name chosen for my Granddaughter, Bailey. I think they are both very "classy" names. By the way, not surprisingly, we call him "Bear" and his sister "Bay". How lucky am I to have two incredibly brillant and loving grandchildren?" Sep. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have one daughter named Graysen Alexandra and plan on naming my daughter on the way Barrett Elizabeth. I think they are both classy names - strong and feminine at the same time." Nov. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have one daughter named Graysen Alexandra and plan on naming my daughter on the way Barrett Elizabeth. I think they are both classy names - strong and feminine at the same time." Nov. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Barrett. We call him Bear. Great strong name and we gets lots of compliments." Jun. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sooo, my name is Bliss Barrett... Personally I love my name. I have gotten nothing but great comments on it so I would have to say anyone that does have the name is on my A-List!" Feb. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Barrett and Im a guy from the UK. As with other Barretts my name always gets confused but I dont mind." Nov. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Barratt , i find most people think it's spelt with the E ." Aug. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have an Alpine goat named Barrett... I guess its an interesting name. although sad to say I was adding an "E" to the end of his name. Poor guy." Apr. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby girl's first name is Barrett which is her grand and great-grand parent's surname. I love it." Mar. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name its so much different from every else.Also had my moms freind name her son Barrett after me." Aug. 9, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Barrett, pronounced Bayr- ett. I love the name, it fits her perfectly." Jul. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Too stuffy! Not too thrilled with Barry either which would be the only likely nickname." Aug. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "my name is Barrett and it is for boys. bla bla bla lolololololololololololol" Mar. 28, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a 4 month old named Barrett. Most people love his name... but most people ask me to repeat his name after I say it the first time. He has an 11 year old brother who picked it because he loves the Barrett Rifle;)" May. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "To the comment of Nov 07, 2008 - I have a 10 year old girl named Barrett Elisabeth, and an 8 year old boy named Grayson Allister - VERY small world!" Apr. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is BARRETT , and I would not change it for ANYTHING!!! Not Love "nor Money!!" Aug. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "What is wrong with the world? Barrett is a boys name. All our boys go by their middle name.....so his full name is James Barrett. He was born in '02." Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like the name Barrett. I am 9. My mom loves the name though. I want my name to be Trip." Mar. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "If the child I'm expecting is a boy, he will be named Barrett. Paying homage to my idol, Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd." Feb. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just name my sweet baby girl Bliss Barrett. Barrett was my Mom's (her Grandmother's) maiden name. Its a very unique name for a girl and quite cool!" Dec. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Barrett is also my surname and if I ever marry I will still continue to use because I've always loved the way it sounds. I think its Irish." Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Barrett is my surname. People always had troubles spelling it properly, usually Barratt or Barett. Plus my given name is Kristy-Lee, both of which have a few variants so I spend forever spelling my name out for people. I've not met anyone with Barrett as a first name though, I first came across it when looking for a name for my son. First impressions, I'd gather it's a boys name but I can see how it would suit a girl. Barrett's been pretty good to me though, it could be worse." Sep. 4, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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