Its source is barbaros, a Greek name meaning "Foreigner."
The name Barabara ranked 4179th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
This word was originally used to describe anyone who did not speak Greek. It might have originated as an approximation of unintelligible babble, similar in use to the modern American expression ''blah-blah-blah.''