July 12, 2015 § Leave a comment
Shortened version of “Barbara“.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Babs, Barbara, Barbary, Barbera, Barbie, Barbra, Barby, Bobbie, Bobby, Varvara, Varvora, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Aunt Barb, Norm’s wife, considered by his family to be a “worthless gold-digger”, in Sleeping Arrangements, by Laura Cunningham (published 1989, set in the 1950s).