"The name Barbara [bar-bara]▼ as a girls' name is pronounced BAR-bra. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Barbara is "foreign woman." As an adjective, it was originally applied to anyone who did not speak Greek; it has the same root as "barbarian". In Roman Catholic custom, Saint Barbara is invoked as a protector against fire and lightning; she is patron saint of architects, stonemasons, and fortifications. Barbra is a spelling variant made familiar by singer/actress/film director Barbra Streisand. Many people may associate the name with the popular doll Barbie, which is a pet form. Other famous Barbaras are actress Barbara Stanwyck; writer Barbara Tuchman; First Lady Barbara Bush."
I often wondered how I came to have the name Barbara as my second name. So I checked it out online. How popular is Barbara? Apparently, it's still somewhat popular nowadays, but between 1940 and 1949 it was THE most popular name. And I was born towards the end of that decade, so I guess my mother really liked the name, too. I have a cousin who is just a couple of years younger than me and her first name is Barbara! Since I absolutely adore flowers, I thought I'd check to see if there are any named "Barbara." I discovered the Clemetis Barbara, which is gorgeous, so I thought I'd share it here.
|Pot size when delivered||Sent out in Large 2 litre pots, (8 inches deep x 5 inches wide)|
|Size when delivered||In most cases plants are around 1 metre high (depending on growth rate & time of year)|
|Age when delivered||All our plants are at least 2 years old when sent out|
|Prune Hard - Group 3|
|Sun or Part Shade|
|6 - 8ft (2 - 2.5m)|
|June to September|
I'm glad I looked up the name Barbara because it makes me like it a bit more now, especially since there is a beautiful flower with the same name. I must see if I can find one for my patio - I'd put it in a big pot with a trellis on the wall so it could climb up.
Have you ever wondered what your name means?