Origin : Aramaic

son of consolation

The name Barnabas is a boy's name of Aramaic origin meaning "son of consolation". Barnabas, whose birth name was Joseph, was one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem, who undertook missionary journeys with Paul the Apostle, His name is a bit Old World compared to the update Barnaby, but could gain some attention as boys' names ending in 's' are enjoying a comeback.

Popularity of name Barnabas over time

There are 465 people in the U.S. with the first name Barnabas, this name was mostly popular in 2017 with popularity 24 .

Barnabas is used for Man.

100 percent of people with the first name Barnabas are man

0 percent of people with the first name Barnabas are woman

Lists containing Barnabas

Most Famous People Named Barnabas

Prime Minister of Swaziland
character from "How I Met Your Mother
U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
demon in "Charmed"
character on TV's "Dark Shadows"
English churchman
Nigerian Senator
scary character in Russian stories
biblical disciple
warlock in Cassandra Clare's trilogy "The Dark Artifices"
English MP and academic
American politician; 58th Governor of South Carolina

Name of the Day


Scottish version of John, the Lord is gracious