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Gender: Female Meaning of Beverly: "dweller near the beaver stream" Origin of Beverly: English

The name Beverly is a girl's name of English origin meaning "dweller near the beaver stream". Beverly and is often added to lists like Baby Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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The remarkable success of the girls' name Everly makes a revival of the name Beverly seem possible. More commonly a masculine name in the 19th century, it began to be used for girls in the early 1900s, reaching #14 ion the popular names list in 1937. Inspirations: Beverly Johnson was the first African-American model to appear on the cover of Vogue, Beverly Sills was a major American soprano, Beverly Cleary authored the beloved 'Ramona' books, and Beverly Goldberg is the beloved TV matriarch of 'The Goldbergs'.

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Famous People Named Beverly

Beverly Ann Mitchell, American actress
Beverly Atlee (Bunn) Cleary, American children's novelist
Beverly Johnson, American supermodel
Beverly Heather D'Angelo, American actress
Beverly Elaine Aadland Fisher, American actress
Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue, American politician, former governor of North Carolina
Beverly McLachlin, 17th and current Chief Justice of Canada
Beverly Sills (born Belle Miriam Silverman), American soprano
Beverly "Bevy" Smith, American television personality and stylist
Beverly June "Bev" Yanez, professional soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Beverly

Dr. Beverly Crusher (born Beverly Cheryl Howard), character on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Beverly Hunter, character on TV's "All of Us"
Beverly Penn, character in Mark Helprin's "Winter's Tale"
Beverly "Bev" Marsh, character in Stephen King's "IT"
Beverly "Bev" Harris, character on TV's "Roseanne"
Beverly Parrott, character in "Sims" series
Beverly Leslie, male character on TV's "Will & Grace"
Beverly Barlowe, character on TV's "Eureka"
Beverly Hills, city in California, USA

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