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Barbara [bahr-bruh, -ber-uh][1]is a female name used in many languages. It is the feminine form of the Greek word barbaros, which in turn represents "foreign".[2] In Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, Barbara means barbarian or barbaric. The name remains among top 100 most popular for Chile and in Poland. The name was at #3 in the 1930s, though it has since declined. It was ranked #911 on the US Popular Female Names in 2021.[3] There are many celebrities under the name, including Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Pierce Bush and Barbara Bates. Barbara also got used for several hurricanes in the Atlantic and many for the Eastern Pacific.

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  1. "Definition of Barbara |". Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  2. "Barbara name Meaning and Origin". Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  3. "Popular Baby Names". Retrieved 2023-03-15.