Meaning of the name Barbara. Listen and learn how to pronounce Barbara so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.
MEANING: Anglicized as Barbara. May come from gorm “illustrious" or “splendid" and flaith “queen, princess." Lady Gormlaith, a legendary beauty, was queen of the Danes in Ireland as wife of Olaf, The Viking leader of Dublin; later she was wife of Malachy II, king of Ulster and finally married Brian Boru (read the legend), king of Munster and later king of all Ireland. Her three sons, Sitric, Murdach and Donough continued to rule Ireland after The Battle of Clontarf where Brian Boru died in 1014.
GENDER: Girl | Female
IRISH NAME: Barbara Gormlaith Gormla Gormley
PRONUNCIATION: gorm + lee"
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Barbara and read along with the meaning)