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
1318 Barraba (abl) Slíz p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1323 Barrabam (acc) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1324 Barraba (abl) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1332 Barrabas (nom) ibid. p. 43, s.n. Barrabas; 1332x1337 Barrabas (nom) ibid. p. 43, 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
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 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Barnabas.