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.

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 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
  • 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:

  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".
Little Bird
Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.
An electrician
Barney dog name meaning

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