Beverley

Pronunciation: be-hve-hrle-he-e
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Beverley, a charming gender-neutral name of English origin, means "from the beaver stream". It is derived from an English surname, which was in turn taken from the place name Beverley. The place name derives from Old English, combining "befer" (beaver) and "leah" (clearing). Once a common surname, it has gained popularity as a first name for both boys and girls. The name Beverley has its origins in the city of Beverley in East Yorkshire, England. The city's name is derived from the Old English "beofor" (beaver) and "licc" (possibly meaning "stream"). Saint John of Beverly, an English bishop who became the Bishop of York, is one of the most important carriers of this name from the early times. He is known for founding the town of Beverley by building a monastery there and for his compassion towards the poor and diligent training for his students. The name Beverley has been used predominantly as a boy's name in the 19th century but gradually became a popular first name for girls as well.

Beverley Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Beverley is currently #692 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Beverley is currently #378 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Beverley is currently #683 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Beverley is currently #376 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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