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Gender: Male Meaning of Barclay: "where birches grow" Origin of Barclay: English and Scottish

The name Barclay is a boy's name of English origin meaning "where birches grow". Barclay and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (16)".

From the experts:

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

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Comments

lawsonhaley Says:

2014-10-04T22:07:47

I love the name Barclay, thanks to the contestant on X Factor who appeared both last year and this year. Although, I'd like to point out that it's in no way the 'phonetic' spelling of Berkeley, as both are pronounced differently with the first syllable.