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Barnett is both a surname and a masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:


Given name[edit]

  • Barney Danson (1921–2011), Canadian politician and cabinet minister
  • Barney Frank (born 1940), American retired politician, considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States
  • Barnett Newman (1905–1970), American artist
  • Barnett Slepian (1946–1998), American physician and murder victim
  • Barnett Rosenberg (1926–2009), American chemist, discoverer of the anti-tumour effects of cisplatin
  • Barney Rosset (1922–2012), owner of the publishing house Grove Press, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Evergreen Review