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Name Bärbel

Meaning: the foreign

Gender: female

Languages of use: German

Asteroid: 4569 Baerbel, discovered 1985

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Bärbel is a member of the name group Barbara:

Meaning/translation: the foreign

Language of origin: Latin


from a very old word root reaching back to Indoeuropean that echoes the unintelligible speech of foreigners

known from Saint Barabara of Nicomedia (3th/4th century AD)


barbari = the barbars, the stammering people  Latin

barbaros = foreign, barbaric  Old Greek

barbar = the unintelligible speech  Indoeuropean

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