This name may not have a cute history—Barrett is probably an old surname meaning “strife” that’s often given to an argumentative person—but it has a sophistication that overtakes any negativity. Used mostly in the US, Barrett is a boys' name that has been on the baby-name charts since the 1950s. It dipped in use for a few decades, then came back in the 21st century for reasons as mysterious as its origins. Famous Barretts include former University of Alabama football star Barrett Jones and “The Voice” finalist Barrett Baber.
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