Barney

Unisex

name meaning icon Meaning

Short for barnacle.

name origin icon Origin

British

name pronunciation icon Pronunciation

B-AH-R-n-ee

name spellings icon Alt. Spellings

None

name popularity icon Popularity

PupNames

110

N.Y.C.*

222

L.A.*

133

Barney is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Barney outranks the great majority of names.

name categories icon Barney is found in these categories:

name analysis icon Is Barney a good dog name?

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!

name breeds icon Most popular breeds named Barney:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Beagle
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Basset Hound

similar names icon Dog names like Barney:

Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Little Bird
Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.
Wealth
Infant

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