|Author:||Chrisell (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||May 24, 2004 at 1:11:27 AM|
|Reply to:||Waverly by Jeni Schaibley|
Waverley is of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) origin, as you said, and it is a place-name that became a surname before becoming a first name.
There's a few different versions of the meaning about: 'ley' definitely means 'field' or 'meadow', and most sources suggest that 'waver' has something to do with aspen trees. So, "from the aspen-tree meadow" is probably fairly close.
Hope that helps :-)
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