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Gender: male
Pronunciation: Bar-ron
Meaning: Noble man or warrior
Related Names: Barren, Baron, Barone, Barrone

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Name: barron Origin: German,,, English,,, French,, Meaning (no case): noble man or warrior



As a surname, it derived from the French word "Le Barron" meaning - the Baron. In Gaelic, its equivalent is Baran, also meaning “baron”. Because it was used as a name for a distinguished military leader, the name came to mean a stout or valiant man, or a warrior. From German, it means “noble man”.

Conversely, the Italian variant Barrone was apparently once used to signify a poor man or a beggar.

Under English law, the phrase “barron and feme” was equivalent to the modern day phrase “man and wife”.

As the practice is very common nowadays, the name Barron made its appearance as a first name when families would use a last name as a first name.

The name is mostly heard in English-speaking countries, although variations are heard in European countries.


In terms of a first name, Barron is quite rare. While it made the US census in the 1960s in the top 1000 male baby names, it generally has not been ranked since. It tends to be much more popular as either a middle or last name.

In addition to being used as a name or an aristocratic title, the word “baron” has also been used to identify someone, usually in business, as having great power or influence. A common phrase with this meaning is “oil baron”.



The name of Barron is associated with the following subjects:

  • Baron Munchausen: Title character in a movie having incredible and fantastic travels. The story is based on a real person from the 1700s.
  • Barron Gorge National Park: National park in Queensland, Australia which contains the Barron Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station.
  • Barron's Magazine: American weekly financial publication.
  • Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron: 1966 song by The Royal Guardsmen.

As stated earlier, a variant and definition of the name Barron is also the aristocratic title, “Baron”. It is derived from the old French word “baron” meaning “nobleman”. This aristocratic was also used in Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, among other countries. In Commonwealth countries, the rank of baron is the lowest rank.


You will encounter the name Barron as a first, middle, and last name through the following people:

  • Barron Field: An Australian (English-born) poet and judge who lived in the early 1800s.
  • Bradley Barron Renfro: Young American actor who passed away in 2008.
  • Andrew Barron: Canadian (English-born) former Olympic speed skater.
  • William Barron Hilton: American heir and hotelier of the Hilton chain of hotels.
  • Red Baron: Ace German fighter pilot of World War I.



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Author: Noelle Y. Lee

Facts about BarronRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning Noble man or warrior  +
Meaningnc noble man or warrior  +
Name barron  +
Origin German  +, English  +, and French  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation Bar-ron  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Barren  +, Baron  +, Barone  +, and Barrone  +
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