Beverly: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Beverly

Beverly

Pronunciation: BEHV-er-lee (key)

Origin of the name Beverly:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream): hence, "dweller near the beaver stream." Var: Beverleigh, Beverlie, Beverley.

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Bev, Beverlee, Beverley

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The first time I ever met another "Beverly" she turned out to be a distant cousin. The next time was my high school counselor and she even had the same last name as me! Nobody has trouble spelling it or pronouncing it but most people try to call me "Bev" even though I introduce myself as "Beverly." When I was in high school someone told me I should change the spelling of my name but I've always liked it the way it is.

Nicknames for Beverly: | Edit

Bev, Bevie

Meanings and history of the name Beverly: | Edit

Beverly was originally a surname, then for many years a name for boys. With the increasing fame of the Los Angeles suburb Beverly Hills, home of movie stars and other wealthy people, it began to be used for girls in the 1940s. Currently it is used almost exclusively for girls, although its heyday is long past.

Famous real-life people named Beverly: | Edit

Beverly Cleary, children's Author
Beverly Garland, actress and hotel owner, best known for her role as widower Steve Douglas' second wife in "My Three Sons"
Beverly Mitchell, actress, best known for "7th Heaven"
Beverly McLachlin, chief justice of Canada
Beverly Sills, American opera singer

Beverly in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dr. Beverly Crusher, character on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", played by Gates McFadden.

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