Barra

Meaning of the name Barra. Listen and learn how to pronounce Barra so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: Meaning “”fair-haired,”” the name has been popular since the sixth century when St. Finbar came to an area of Cork that was being tormented by a serpent. The people begged him to do something to help them. One night he went to where the serpent was sleeping and sprinkled it with holy water. The angry serpent tore and devoured the land until she slithered into the sea at Cork Harbor. The track she left behind filled with water and became the River Lee and that’s why St. Finbar is the patron saint of Cork. It is said that the sun didn’t set for two weeks after Finbar’s death.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Barra Finbar

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ENGLISH: Barra

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Barra and read along with the meaning)

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