(or Beverley) - I think this should really make a comeback, it has a lovely sound that could appeal to modern parents.

Beverly was originally an English surname coming from the Old English elements beofor meaning "beaver" and lecc "stream." It came into occasional use as a male name in the 19th century. In the 20th century it became used for girls after the publication of the 1904 novel by George Barr McCutcheon's called Beverly of Graustark. Its popularity may have been nudged along by the rise to fame of the silent film star Beverly Bayne (born Pearl Beverly Bain 1894-1982).

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