Short for barnacle.
Dogs named Barney tend to be good-natured, industrious, affectionate, and loving. This name is also associated with intelligence, friendship, and companionship.
Naming your dog Barney suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy lightheartedness. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the popular television show, "How I Met Your Mother," which featured a character named Barney.
Barney has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Barney is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!
Barney is found in these categories:
- Barney ranks #178 with users of PupNames.com.
- Barney ranks #224 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
- Barney ranks #135 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.
Barney is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Barney outranks the great majority of names.
Most popular breeds named Barney:
- Labrador Retriever
- German Shepherd
- Cocker Spaniel
- Basset Hound
Get special treats for Barney!
- A old english sheepdog named Barney featured in the television show Barney.