Barnabas

Barnabas is the Greek form of an Aramaic name of uncertain meaning though it could mean “son of the prophet” or “prophet’s son”, made up from Aramaic bar (son) and nebi “prophet”, or “son of encouragement”. Barnabas is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Barney Origin: Aramaic Variants: Barnaby (English) Barnabus (Greek, English) Barnabás (Hungarian)…

Barnaby

Barnaby is a Medieval English form of Barnabas, the Greek form of an Aramaic name of uncertain meaning though it could mean “son of the prophet” or perhaps “son of encouragement”. It’s also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Barney Origin: Aramaic Variants: Barnabas (English, German, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) Barnabé (French) Barnabás (Hungarian)…