Barrington
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
BA-ring-tən
Meaning
A troublesome tribe or person
More info about the name "Barrington"

Barrington is an Old English name that is a compound of three words, “bara” which was the nickname for a very troublesome person, “ing” which means tribe, and “ton” which means 'settlement'. It is believed that the name was applied to the Anglo – Saxons who invaded England and because they were troublesome to the natives, the name was applied to them.

Famous Barringtons

Barrington Levy - musician
Barrington Pheloung - composer

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