Yeah, I've always had a mild suspicion he had chosen the name after the church reformer.
Disagree all you want, its a fact and is posted as such, even wiki says:
I trust Devoto and Oli more than wiki, especially as to Latin and Greek etymus.
βάρβαρος (thanks for the unicode) meant a non-Greek because it meant a foreigner. The term 'barbaria' doesn't mean 'barbarian' but instead a foreign country or, perhaps, a barbarian (in the sense of uncouth) act
, something done by
one. I had never heard a term such as barbarinus so I Googled it
and apart from a few hits with the exact same sentence as the wiki you quote, it seems to be a name. One hit is this post
which quotes that wiki and then, in the same post, says:
I do remember from my Latin primer that the Latin word 'barbarian' is translated into the (modern) English word 'foreigner'.
To an Englishman, the word 'foreigner' means someone not from England. To an Indian it means someone not from India...