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Beverly

Beverly comes from an English surname via a locational name meaning “beaver stream”, made up from Old English elements beofor (beaver) and lēac (stream), both of which derive from a PIE root word. Beverly was originally used as an male name though it became popular in the early 20th century as a female name.

Nicknames: Bev, Verlie/Verly

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Beverley (English)
  • Beverlie (English)

 

 

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