Feminine Given Names in DES: Barbara

Feminine Given Names in
A Dictionary of English Surnames


Talan Gwynek, Fause Losenge Herald Extraordinary
(Brian M. Scott, scott@math.csuohio.edu)
© 1994 by Brian M. Scott; all rights reserved.

Barbara < Gk bárbaros `foreign, strange'.Barbary, Barbery are the usual vern. forms of Barbara;Bab and Barb are hyps. from which various dims. in -et, -ot, and el are formed.
Barbery 1581 Barbary
Barberella c.1210 Barbarel
Barbata 13°(W)
Barbeta 1191 Barbet
Barbetta 1190 Barbet
Barbot 1203-05(W)
Barbota 1240 Barbet; 13° (W)
Babbe* 1198 Babb
Babel* 1276 Babb
Babeth* 1279 Babot

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