English and Scottish
"where birches grow"

Barclay Origin and Meaning

The name Barclay is a boy's name of English origin meaning "where birches grow".

Americans may not realize Barclay is the phonetic spelling of the British Berkeley -- though both sound like old-fashioned butler names.

Barclay Popularity

Famous People Named Barclay

  • Barclay Harding Warburton IIIfounder of the American Sail Training Association
  • Barclay BealesEnglish singer of group Stereo Kicks ("The X,Factor")
  • Barclay HopeCanadian actor
  • Samuel Barclay BeckettIrish novelist and playwright
  • William Barclay "Bat" MastersonAmerican Western figure
  • Michael Andreas Barclay de TollyRussian field marshal in the Napoleonic Wars

Barclay in Pop Culture

  • Andy Barclaymain character in the Child's Play horror movie series
  • Reginald Barclaycharacter on TV's "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Voyager"
  • Barclay'sBritish bank
  • Barclay's Premier LeagueBritish soccer league sponsored by Barclay's Bank
  • Barclaycharacter in the second campaign of the podcast "The Adventure Zone"