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The name Barbara is of Greek origin, and means foreign.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Barbara has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Barbara
Use of the Name Barbara for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,428,065 380,702 29,882 5,389 2,257 810 395
The table below indicates the number of times the name Barbara has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Barbara
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880128127  
1881124130  
1882138130  
1883142135  
1884128193  
1885129195  
1886133208  
1887132204  
1888135253  
1889140246  
1890147241  
1891152221  
1892147278  
1893155255  
1894151290  
1895150298  
1896145324  
1897153299  
1898164304  
1899165273  
1900161348  
1901163278  
1902163306  
1903152345  
1904151358  
1905155365  
1906142414  
1907128515  
1908134515  
1909126567  
1910136612  
1911119735  
19121021,185  
1913941,447  
1914822,065  
1915832,705  
1916743,115  
1917673,536  
1918604,224  
1919604,090  
1920475,105  
1921406,007  
1922406,265  
1923337,213  
1924288,316  
1925229,148  
19261611,071  
19271013,150  
1928814,862  
1929716,03282562
1930618,29773474
1931421,77964784
1932326,320582103
1933326,946519119
1934329,218544118
1935330,668517124
1936331,660546110
1937234,892467144
1938239,247457160
1939237,282468150
1940236,739484141
1941239,505474154
1942244,753477163
1943243,334514147
1944239,163547121
1945338,25864787
1946445,009617108
1947448,73572589
1948346,76477277
1949442,58283167
1950441,54381170
1951540,47683570
1952639,89680775
1953638,42584372
1954736,37496858
1955733,57181380
1956932,28585676
1957929,68991069
1958927,84998959
19591125,36293467
19601224,44894364
19611222,973  
19621420,65386876
19631718,28693764
19641916,465  
19652514,043  
19662713,136  
19673311,206  
1968369,759  
1969398,808  
1970418,037  
1971476,456  
1972585,097  
1973634,439  
1974773,914  
1975833,461  
1976972,976  
19771012,840  
19781132,580  
19791232,487  
19801202,571  
19811192,530  
19821302,341  
19831432,016  
19841521,858  
19851691,666  
19861811,469  
19871731,612  
19881871,485  
19891881,472  
19902101,369  
19912311,219  
19922501,109  
1993296922  
1994318854  
1995358728  
1996403652  
1997390667  
1998463554  
1999485531  
2000520504  
2001553473  
2002562470  
2003634415  
2004686395  
Totals:  1,428,065 3,302

During the last 125 years, parents have used Barbara as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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