Barry

Barry - A very unique male name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Barry, meaning spear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #691. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Barry and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Barry? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Barry. The baby boy name Barry was given to 60 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1487 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 27,351 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Barry peaked in popularity 57 years ago in 1962 on position 61.



Famous with this name

Barry Levinson
Barry Fanaro
Barry Bostwick


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Barry is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Barry is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #791 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,253.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Barry is where you live.


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Barry origin and meaning

Barry is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means spear. To see famous people named Barry, pop culture references for the name Barry and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Barry

We've found the following names that sound similar to Barry, sorted by popularity.

Berry / Briar / Barrie / Bryer / Bryar / Bear / Brewer / Bubber / Bora / Burr /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121487
20111383
20101441
20091201
20081126
20071166
20061031
20051041
2004925
2003867
2002845
2001790
2000671
1999643
1998616
1997570
1996552
1995536
1994491
1993454
1992466
1991384
1990353
1989332
1988310
1987280
1986261
1985240
1984232
1983225
1982203
1981186
1980175
1979171
1978160
1977164
1976164
1975164
1974156
1973159
1972149
1971132
1970117
196999
1968107
196796
196687
196586
196469
196367
196261
196166
196072
195973
195879
195772
195669
195570
195468
195374
195269
195171
195074
194973
194874
194768
194668
194584
194484
194382
194279
194191
1940109
1939128
1938156
1937186
1936187
1935185
1934229
1933243
1932239
1931321
1930388
1929518
1928555
1927695
1926757
19251069
1924960
19231197
19221516
19211336
19191385
19181331
19171449
19161439
19151279
19141124
1910691

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania791
Virginia855
Georgia871
New Jersey964
New York1221
Florida1291
Texas1461
California2253

Even more about Barry


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Barry a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Barry?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1962
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Barry
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 27,351
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +60

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