Barry is a name for boys. It is the anglicised form of the Irish name Bairre, which is short for Fionnbharr. Barry can also be the English version of the Irish names Barra or Bearrach. It can also be a diminutive version of the name Bartholomew.
FIONNBHARR (Pronounced: FIN-var) means "fair hair". Saint Fionnbharr of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who performed miraculous cures. The Barry Islands off Wales were named for him.
Famous people whose first name is Barry include:
- Barry Bonds, baseball player
- Barry McGuigan, boxing world champion
- Barry Norman, television presenter
- Barry White, soul singer
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