Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Barnabas m. Ancient Greek Βαρναβᾶς from Hebrew בּר 'son' + Hebrew נָבִיא 'prophet'.

The bestowed name of an early Christian apostle. Wycliffite Bible (1390): Barnabas. Geneva Bible (1560): Barnabas.

England
Early Modern English
1586 Barnabie OrpingtonKe p. 8; 1587 Barnabe bruton-vol1 p. 47; 1589 Barnabe ibid. p. 48; 1590 Barnabe ibid. p. 50; 1593 Barnabe ibid. p. 52; 1595 Barnabe ibid. p. 54; 1598 Barnabe CAmar-vol1 p. 6
Hungary
Latin
1307 Barnabas (nom) Slíz p. 44, s.n. Barrabas; 1312 Barlaba (abl) ibid. p. 44, s.n. Barrabas; 1318 Barraba (abl) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1323 Barrabam (acc) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1324 Barraba (abl) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1325 Barnabe (gen) ibid. p. 44, s.n. Barrabas; 1329 Barnabam (acc) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1330 Barnaba (abl) ibid. p. 44, s.n. Barrabas; 1332 Barrabas (nom) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1332x1337 Barnabas (nom) ibid. p. 44, s.n. Barrabas, Barrabas (nom) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1334 Barnabe (gen) ibid. p. 44, s.n. Barrabas; 1337 Barrabe (gen) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1339 Barrabe (gen) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1340 Barrabas (nom) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1341 Barnabe (gen) ibid. p. 44, s.n. Barrabas; 1342 Barnaba (abl) ibid. p. 44, s.n. Barrabas, Barnabe (gen) ibid. p. 44, s.n. Barrabas
Ireland
Latin
c1505x1510 Barnabe (gen) RegOct 17, Bernabe (gen) ibid. 17
Italy
Latin
1198 Barnabau (abl) ChStBo1 III; 1450 Barnabei (gen) VitAs2 III
Spain
Catalan
1510 Bernabeu valencia1510 400
Spanish
1576 Bernabe Catalogo-5.2 3901
Cite as: R. Le Get, M. Slíz, S.L. Uckelman. "Barnabas". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Barnabas.