Babey Family History
Babey Name Meaning
Rusyn: nickname from a derivative of baba ‘(old) woman grandmother’ denoting a gossip tale-bearer. Americanized form of Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Babej a cognate of 1 above. English (Hampshire): perhaps from a Middle English pet form of the female personal name Barbara (see Barbara and compare Babb ) or from Middle English babbe babi ‘young child infant’. French: from a pet form of the female personal name Isabel .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press