Meaning & History
From a surname that 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 1904 novel Beverly of Graustark .
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Sources & References
- Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 367.