Short for barnacle.





Traits associated with the name Barney:

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

What does it say about you to have a dog named Barney?

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.

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 #238 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.

In the past week, Barney was viewed 114 times, and liked 13 times.

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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