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What does Berkley mean?

Berkley Pronunciation of Berkley as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Berkley is "birch tree meadow". Berkley is an alternate form of Barclay (Scottish, Old English): place name for Berkeley in Gloucestershire.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, tree, meadow


VARIANTS Birkley, Berklie, Berklee, Barrclay, Barklie, Barkley, Barklay, Barcley

RELATIONS VIA BARCLAY, BERKELEY Bartley, Berk, Berke, Berkie, Berky, Birkeley



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How popular is Berkley?

Berkley is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6864 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Berkley entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #1468 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent variation form of Berkley listed in the Top 2000 is Bartley. These relations of Berkley were favored 108 years ago (AVERAGE #1641).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Berkley, Bartley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Barker, Barney, Barrey, Bartle, Bartlet, Baxley, Beasley, Beasly, Beirney (see Burney), Benjey, Bentlee, Bentley, Berillo, Berl, Berle, Berlin, Berlyn, Berne, Berny, Berry, Bertie, Bertle, Beverley, Birkee, Birkey, Birkie (see Birkey), Birky, Birley, Birly, Bosley, Bradey, Brawley, Briley, Brily (see Briley), Brinley, Brockley, Brodey, Bromley, Bryley (see Briley), Buckey, Buckley, Burke, Burket, Burle, Burley, Burney, Byrley, Coakley, Everley, Farrley (see Farley), Fernley, Hedley, Henley, Hernley, Hervey, Hurley, Jervey, Kenley, Kerrey, Kirkley, Lesley, Markey, Marley, Oakley, Penley, Reilley, Sealey, Seeley, Sorley, Terrey, Verney, Wardley, Wessley, Wickley and Yeardley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Berkley.

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