Barney
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
BAHR-nee
Meaning
The son of encouragement
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Barney is a diminutive of Barnabas. Barnabas is an English form of the Aramaic name Barnabya which means “the son of encouragement”. Barnabas was the most famous of all Paul's disciples in the Bible and the name was considered very appropriate for him.

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