- a masculine name: dim. Barney; var. Barnaby
- Bible (original name Joses or Joseph) a Levite of Cyprus, a Christian apostle & missionary companion of Paul: Acts 4:36
Origin of BarnabasMiddle English from Late Latin (Vulg.: Acts 4:36) from Classical Greek from Aramaic barnebh?'?h, son of exhortation
SaintOriginally Joses (or Joseph) the Levite. fl. first century AD
Christian convert and missionary with Saint Paul to Cyprus and Asia Minor.
- An early Christian, one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem (biblical character)
- A male given name of biblical origin.
OriginSee also: Barnabáš
From Ancient Greek Βαρναβᾶς (Barnabas), from the Hebrew בּר (bar, “son”) and נָבִיא (naví).