Opting for an uncommon traditional baby name is a safe way to help your child stand out, without the confusion that comes with a super-modern, unique name. Older names can be beautiful, but there are some that just don’t get used as much anymore… even though they should.

Barnabas is the Greek form of an Aramaic name which means “son of encouragement” or “son of the prophet.” In the New Testament it was the name given to one of the earliest Christian disciples, Joseph, who travelled with Paul the Apostle.

There’s also a bit of the supernatural surrounding this name, too. It was more recently used as the moniker of the 18th century vampire of Dark Shadows, the 1960s gothic soap opera rebooted into a 21st century film starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas.

So if you’re looking for a traditional name with strong religious roots or a bit of vampiric darkness, Barnabas is a nice choice. Too much of a mouthful? It can also be shortened to Barney. Keep watching to learn more Traditional Baby Names People Don’t Use Anymore!

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