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Beverly (girl)

What does Beverly mean?

Beverly Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, stream (river), meadow, surname, hills (mountain).

Variations

Beverly has 18 variants: Bev, Bevalee, Beverle, Beverlee, Beverley, Beverlie, Beverlye, Bevie, Bevlyn, Bevverlie, Bevverly, Bevvy, Buffy, Lee, Verlee, Verlie, Verly and Verlye.

Creative forms:
(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)

Charted below is the baby name history of Beverly for girls. 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beverly name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beverly outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a charted study of the history of the girl name Beverly and related 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beverly, Bev, Beverlee, Beverley, Buffy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lee, Verlee, Verlie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Beverly and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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