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

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.

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Armor Says:


I think of this name in reference to female American Ninja Warrior Barclay Stockett. She's an awesome competitor and also proof that Barclay is not a male only name, it is in fact a unisex name.

lawsonhaley Says:


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.