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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.

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
1198 Barnabau (abl) ChStBo1 III
1510 Bernabeu valencia1510 400
1576 Bernabe Catalogo-5.2 3901
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Barnabas". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4.