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What does Berry mean?

Berry Pronunciation of Berry [berry] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Berry) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Berry is "berry". Botanical name used for both boys and girls, though in masculine form is more likely a variant of Bernard or a surname used as a given name. Also a variant of Barry. Pop musician Berry Gordy.

Associated with: old english, surname.


16 relations via Barry, Bernard: Bari, Baris, Barney, Barny, Barree, Barrey, Barrie, Bear, Berend, Bern, Bernarr, Bernd, Berndt, Bernie, Bernis and Bernt.

Creative forms:
(male) Benry, Berby, ..

(female) Beria, Berre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Berry Amarion (B.A.), ..

How popular is Berry?

Berry is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#929 out of 1220, Top 76%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#205 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Berry reached its highest position of #359 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Bernard (#1218 from current records), Barry (#1278), Bear (#1307), Bernie, Barrie and Barney are the popular alternative forms of Berry. Other forms, like Berndt, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Berry was common among parents in the 1940s (adoption of 0.5%) and is now significantly lower, with forms like Barney becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berry, Barney, Barrie, Barry, Bear in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bernard, Bernie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Berry is alike in pronunciation to Barra. Other recommended names are Arry, Barr, Barrt, Beaty, Benjy, Benny, Berg, Bergh, Beric, Berk, Berke, Berky, Berl, Berle, Berlyn, Berne, Berny, Bert, Berto, Berty, Berwyn, Birky, Birly, Birny (see Birney), Bray, Burr, Burty, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Garry, Geary, Gerry, Gery, Harry, Henry, Horry, Jefry, Jerry, Jorry, Keary, Kerry, Korry, Larry, Leary, Lorry, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry, Rorry, Skerry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Berry.

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