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Beverly

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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 Names That Mean Water and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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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

Beverlie, Beverley, Bevalee, Beverlee, Buffy, Bevvy, Beverlye, Bevverly, Bev, Beverle

Comments

Thepandaprincess223 Says:

2016-10-07T03:31:37

I like Beverly, Everly and Everleigh. I think that nameberry should not just say that this name is better on the place than names for daughters, because there are still little girls Calle Beverly and Beverly is a really nice name.

J. Says:

2016-05-13T15:29:08

This is my mom's name. She's always disliked having it as her name; she thinks is isn't romantic enough, although she likes the nature association with field/beavers. I've never had a problem with it though and find it nice!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-04-14T20:35:38

I totally agree! I'm annoyed that they acknowledge Romilly was once a boy name but say it's now used "more appropriately" for girls and has absolutely no boy page. And how it's apparently cool to name your daughter Emerson (like how did this masculine name begin being used for girls?!), Elliott, or Charleston (no girl page but blue page says it can work for girls)? But name your son Courtney or Madison is a no-no? And even names that are new in my country or aren't even leaning one way like Flannery are considered "gone to the girls". While I can stand a little gender bending, I don't appreciate the lopsided views.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-04-13T18:57:03

True, but it'd still be slightly better than not acknowledging it as masculine at all. Nameberry really needs to stop the whole 'Hyper masculine names for girls are ultra cool but, OH NO! Don't use that name for a boy - it's gone to the girls and it's far too feminine!' thing. -_-

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2015-04-13T17:23:47

Surely even if it did have a boy page, there'd be a "don't do this to your son" warning. That's Nameberry for ya.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:

2015-04-13T14:01:42

Beverley was originally all male so I'm a little irritated by the fact that it's not been given a boy page. Especially since it's in limbo on the girl side of the spectrum at the moment, and likely to stay that way since the 'Big Bev' association is rather prevalent. For a boy, 'Big Bev' wouldn't be a bad thing, and I think it sounds far less dated on males than on females nowadays...

Catastroffy Says:

2014-11-30T11:24:38

I first discovered this name for a boy in an old book. I still quite like it for a boy, but dislike it for a girl.

lesliemarion Says:

2014-03-27T01:24:43

I much prefer Beverly to Everly, or worse still Everleigh. Beverly has spunk and reminds me pleasantly of Beverly Cleary.