"where birches grow"

Berkeley Origin and Meaning

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

The Brits say BARK-lee, but we pronounce it the same as the name of the California college: either way it's quite pretentious and of another era.

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Famous People Named Berkeley

  • (Guy) Berkeley "Berke" BreathedAmerican cartoonist
  • Berkeley William Enosbirth name of Busby Berkeley, American film choreographer
  • Berkeley MoynihanBritish surgeon
  • Anthony Berkeley CoxEnglish crime novelist
  • George BerkeleyAnglo,Irish philosopher

Berkeley in Pop Culture

  • BerkeleyCalifornia, USA

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