Given Name BEVERLY

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: BEV-ər-lee   [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname which was originally derived from the name of an English city, itself meaning "beaver stream" in Old English. It came into use as a masculine given name in the 19th century, and it became common as an American feminine name after the publication of George Barr McCutcheon's novel 'Beverly of Graustark' (1904).

Categories

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VARIANT: Beverley
DIMINUTIVE: Bev
  United States
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2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015

Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)