English and Scottish
"where birches grow"

Barclay Origin and Meaning

The name Barclay is 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.

Barclay Popularity

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Famous People Named Barclay

  • Barclay Harding Warburton IIIfounder of the American Sail Training Association
  • Barclay BealesEnglish singer of group Stereo Kicks ("The X,Factor")
  • Barclay HopeCanadian actor
  • Samuel Barclay BeckettIrish novelist and playwright
  • William Barclay "Bat" MastersonAmerican Western figure
  • Michael Andreas Barclay de TollyRussian field marshal in the Napoleonic Wars

Barclay in Pop Culture

  • Andy Barclaymain character in the Child's Play horror movie series
  • Reginald Barclaycharacter on TV's "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Voyager"
  • Barclay'sBritish bank
  • Barclay's Premier LeagueBritish soccer league sponsored by Barclay's Bank
  • Barclaycharacter in the second campaign of the podcast "The Adventure Zone"