Is Barney the dinosaur a male or female?

Male. Barney is a nickname for Bernard. There was a famous racing driver in the old days known as Barney Oldfield. Barney Google was a comic-strip jockey and the subject of a very popular song that must have been circulated in Movie Houses or Radio as everybody knew the Lyrics. By the way the story goes then Defense Minister Benito Mussolini (banned) the Barney Google comic strip on the grounds it was poking fun at the Italian Royal family- King Victor Emmanuel who needed something like a Pullman foot block to mount a horse, and his statuesque wife Queen Marie Elena. naturally King Victor approved of the Ban!