- 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
, Saint. Originally 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).