BEVERLY
GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: BEV-…ôr-lee   [key]
Meaning & History
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name 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).
Related Names
VARIANT: Beverley
DIMINUTIVE: Bev
Popularity
United States  -