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'.