Did Barbie have a full name? In fact, Barbie's full name was Barbara Millicent Roberts.
The popular doll was given the name after Ruth Handler (wife of Elliot, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company) saw her daughter playing with paper dolls. She took the idea to her husband who then pitched it to the Mattel toy company, and ever since then the doll franchise was an instant success. Barbie's boyfriend Ken also received his name from one of the Handler's children.