Beverly Name Meaning & Origin

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Bev, Beverlee, Beverley

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Meanings and history of the name Beverly

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.

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Famous real-life people named Beverly

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

"The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive" song by Death Cab For Cutie
Dr. Beverly Crusher, character on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", played by Gates McFadden.
Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, M.D., Ph.D.; psychiatrist mother of Dr. Leonard Hofstadter on the television series "The Big Bang Theory", played by Christine Baranski.
Beverly Marsh, character from Stephen King's best-selling novel "IT"

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