Short for barnacle.





Traits associated with the name Barney:

Dogs named Barney tend to be good-natured, industrious, affectionate, and loving. This name is also associated with intelligence, friendship, and companionship.

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 isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Barney is found in these categories:


  • Barney ranks #224 with users of
  • Barney ranks #224 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Barney ranks #135 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Naming your dog Barney is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Most popular breeds named Barney:

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

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Famous dogs named Barney:

  • television icon A old english sheepdog named Barney featured in the television show Barney.

Dog names like Barney:

Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
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Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.
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Barney dog name meaning

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