For English-speaking users: the name name Barash (Бараш) is an abbreviation of Barashek (Барашек) that means a "cute ram". He is a character of Smeshariki (Смешарики
) animated television series (started in 2004). The Smeshariki name is derived from смешные
(funny), and шарики
(little balls) - they are stylized rounded animals.