What does Beverly mean?
Beverly [bev-er-ly] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Beverly) is pronounced BEV-er-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Beverly is "beaver stream or meadow". Originally an English place name and a surname, then used as a given name. Famous as a place name referring to Beverly Hills. The English spelling is usually Beverley. Singer Beverly Sills.
(female) Beerly, Beverlia, ..
(male) Bever, Beverby, .. Middle name pairings:
Beverly Mariah (B.M.), ..
How popular is Beverly?
Beverly is a very popular first name for females (#73 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2822 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Beverly entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #20 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is currently at #1498. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Bev, Beverlee, Beverley, Buffy, Lee, Verlee and Verlie are the prominent related forms of Beverly (#1498 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Beverly was more pronounced among parents during the years 1930-1939 (median #1081) and has become much reduced since.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Amberly, Bently, Berny, Berrty (see Bertha), Berry, Berty, Cecely, Devery, Heavenly▲, Keely▼, Keyely, Neely, Seely and Waverly. These names tend to be less frequently used than Beverly.See names in meaning and etymology.