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Beverly is a name with a kind of old-fashioned appeal. Though it faded away in the United States for some time, it seems to be coming back again. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Beverly:

Old English: Beaver clearing

Origin of the name Beverly:

Beverly is a name of English origin that comes from the English place name Beverly, which translates as “beaver clearing”.

Symbolism of the name Beverly:

Beverly is a name that, more than anything else, symbolizes a family's attempt to appeal to tradition.

Style of the name Beverly:

Classic

Gender of the name Beverly:

Beverly was once a unisex name but now is almost exclusively used for female children.

Pronunciation of the name Beverly:

BEV-ER-LEE

Number of syllables in the name Beverly:

3

Emotion evoked from the name Beverly:

Beverly tends to evoke emotions that are related to respect, especially respect for a person's social standing.

Alternative spellings for the name Beverly:

  • Beverley
  • Beverlee

Nicknames for the name Beverly:

  • Bev
  • Bevvers
  • Lee 

Popularity of the name Beverly:

According to the Social Security Administration, Beverly last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 1999 as the 948th most popular name for baby girls. The name peaked in popularity in 1937 as the 14th most popular name for baby girls.

Related names for the name Beverly:

Great middle names for Beverlyand their meanings:

Famous people with the name Beverly:

Beverlys in popular culture:

  • Beverly Crusher (character from Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Beverly Harris (character from Roseanne)
  • Beverly Weston (character from August: Osage County)