Other Origin(s):British, Greek
Meaning:Son of consolation
Barnaby is a boy’s given name and surname with multiple origins. As a surname, it combines the Saxon word beorn (young warrior) with the Danish suffix by (settlement.) As a first name, it’s a variant of Barnabas, a Greek translation of an Aramaic name meaning “son of consolation.” St. Barnabas, originally named Joseph, was a Christian disciple said to be the founder of the Cypriot Orthodox Church. Barnaby has a charming old-school English feel to it that’s sure to give baby an air of sophistication.
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