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Origin and popularity of the name BARBA


Barba : 1: Spanish Catalan Italian Portuguese and French: nickname for a man noted for his beard from barba ‘beard’ (from Latin barba).2: Italian: nickname from a northern dialect word meaning ‘uncle’ (from Latin barba ‘beard’ via Lombardic barba barbane) as characterizing a man of wisdom and authority.3: Slovenian and Croatian: from barba ‘uncle’ a dialect word of Italian origin (see 2 above) used as a nickname for an elder man.4: In some cases possibly also Greek: feminine (and possibly also American shortened) form of Barbas.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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