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Did You Know . . . Barbie's Full Name

By March 20, 2006

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The Barbie doll, which first appeared on the world-stage in 1959, was invented by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel) after she realized that her daughter liked to play with paper dolls that resembled grown-ups. Handler suggested making a three-dimensional doll that looked like an adult rather than a child. The doll was named after Handler's daughter, Barbara, and is still produced by Mattel. The doll's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. (Be sure to check out more History Facts.)


September 7, 2008 at 7:39 pm
(1) Barbie Gal says:

lol…. Random

January 23, 2009 at 9:32 am
(2) tisha says:

i luv barbie dolls lol

February 6, 2009 at 10:33 am
(3) Alex says:

i so totally love! Barbies i even did a speech on them…..they rock dude!

February 6, 2009 at 10:35 am
(4) Roxy7 says:

i so hate barbies there pretty babyish

April 28, 2009 at 8:58 pm
(5) Shelly says:

barbies have to be the favorite pastime of like almost every little girl in the world. she is a total role model. im doing a project about her in school right now.. ive learned quite a bit about her

May 10, 2009 at 11:38 pm
(6) retes says:

this article is greatgood efort

May 10, 2009 at 11:39 pm
(7) rester says:

great article

October 11, 2009 at 8:37 pm
(8) Gabdoll says:

nice aricle

December 31, 2009 at 11:16 pm
(9) Betzy900 says:

cool!i luv Barbies!:^)

February 1, 2010 at 1:04 am
(10) COBRA!!!!! says:

Wonderin if someone could check this:
I was watching an episode of Hollywood Squares
and a question was “what is Barbie’s last name?”.
The celeb the guy picked got it wrong, but Eric Roberts (Julia Roberts bro)
said it was Roberts. He then said that his grandma was something(designer maybe)
for Barbie and the last name was chosen for her.
It could have been a joke but he seemed very sincere.

March 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm
(11) Amy says:

LOL! i already knew that, but i never knew she named it after her daughter!

July 8, 2010 at 3:26 am
(12) Fan of barbie says:

I am a big fan of barbie dolls……I love them……will you tell me the full name of barbies………………:) :P ;)

October 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm
(13) andrea says:

i like playing with barbie dolls! they keep u company, plus thier fun:)

November 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm
(14) Lysa says:

As a long time (over 15 years) vintage Barbie collector, I’ve never seen this in all the books I’ve read on her! Well, not on HER but the identification books on her clothing at least. I knew that she was named after the real daughter of the Mattel co-founder, I also knew that Ken was named after Ruth’s son. But I was never aware that her real name was Barbara! Thanks!

December 2, 2010 at 8:24 am
(15) Alise says:

Barbie rocks with her rockstars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm
(16) lol lol says:

lol barbies im doing a speach on them lol

December 20, 2010 at 8:33 am
(17) lindsay anderson says:

i am a biggest fan of Barbara Millicent Roberts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,
and u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,
i am playing with Barbara Millicent Roberts since 2000,
and today is 20 of december 2010,
i bought my first Barbara Millicent Roberts in 19 of march 2000.

FOR Barbara Millicent Roberts:
Barbara Millicent Roberts i am your biggest Barbara Millicent Roberts,

March 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm
(18) sony says:

wow i love barbie

April 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm
(19) vaio says:

lol what a weird name

August 21, 2011 at 12:11 am
(20) rosa says:

I like barbie dolls,I am your fan barbie.I think you are the best.I like your name.

August 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm
(21) rosa says:

barbie rocks and I love her as her fan. today I have 11 barbie dolls and Iam making a speach for them

October 2, 2011 at 9:05 pm
(22) Barbie's biggest says:

I love Barbies they rock!

For Barbara Millicent Roberts :
Hey I’m your biggest fan so do not listen to th others i am your biggest.

For anybody else who commented :
Good comments.

November 11, 2011 at 6:14 am
(23) sonali says:

oh i am a fan of barbie i have the katrina kalf doll also i ask me to give a barbie in my every birthday

December 29, 2011 at 2:51 am
(24) shivani says:

barbie dolls r awesome……i love barbieeeee

September 20, 2012 at 3:11 am
(25) barbie says:

I am your biggest fan so dont listen to anyone else I have 25 barbie dols and u r th best ever after I just love u from your biggest fan muahh…

October 1, 2012 at 5:33 am
(26) araa aziz says:

barbie you are lucky you are beautiful i like you your house an car they are cute and pretty i have lots of barbie dolls at home love you from your loving fan araa


take care

October 1, 2012 at 5:34 am
(27) araa aziz says:

barbie you are pretty


take care

November 12, 2012 at 4:59 am
(28) hiten says:

i love to play with you barbie……………………………………….

December 13, 2012 at 4:34 am
(29) jenny says:

Barbara Millicent roberts……………..

February 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm
(30) Mandy says:

I get it now! I was watching the Barbie in a Fashion Fairytale with my younger sister, and the character that is Barbie’s aunt in the movie is named Millicent!

Hmm, that’s clever. Very clever.

March 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm
(31) millie says:

It rockssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss man.

March 19, 2013 at 6:09 pm
(32) Linda spanbauer says:

I thot her last name was Williams

March 31, 2013 at 3:39 am
(33) amirtha says:

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute barbie is
there is no words to say about its beauty

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