Beverly

First Name
381k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Beverly

"Beverly" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the Beaver Stream". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Old English beofor (“beaver”) + lēac (“stream”).

  1. An English habitational surname​ and place name.
  2. A female given name derived from the surname. Popular in the 1930s to the 1950s in the U.S., partly because of its association with Beverly Hills ( where the stars live).
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Beverly

Beverly D'Angelo is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1976 to 1976. Beverly was given the name Beverly Heather D'Angelo on November 15th, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Amanda Blake was an actress. Her career lasted from 1950 to 1989. Amanda was given the name Beverly Louise Neill on February 20th, 1929 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. She left this life on August 16th, 1989.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie is a folk, rock, country, electronic, folk music, country music, and electronic music musician, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, visual artist, educator, social activist, actress, humanitarian, and visual arts. She plays Vocals, guitar, mouthbow, piano, ukulele, autoharp, harmonica, percussion, and Musical bow. She has been prominent since 1963. Buffy was given the name Beverly Sainte-Marie on February 20th, 1941 in Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Beverly Cleary is a writer and librarian. Beverly was given the name Beverly Atlee Bunn on April 12th, 1916 in McMinnville, Oregon, U.S.

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Beverly Garland was an actress. She was most prominent from 1950 to 2005. Beverly was given the name Beverly Lucy Fessenden on October 17th, 1926 in Santa Cruz, California, U.S. Beverly is also known as Beverly Campbell. She passed away on December 5th, 2008.

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Beverly Johnson is a model, actress, businesswomen, model (people), and actor. Beverly was born on October 13th, 1952 in Buffalo, New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Beverly

Frankie Beverly is a rhythm, blues, soul music, and funk musician. Frankie was given the name Howard Beverly on December 6th, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Randy Beverly is an american football player. Randy was born on April 3rd, 1944 in Wildwood, New Jersey.

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Gerald Beverly is a basketball player for the Telekom Baskets Bonn in the Basketball Bundesliga. He has had major accomplishments since 2015. Gerald was born on November 18th, 1993 in Rochester, New York.

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Eric Beverly is a gridiron football player. Eric was born on March 28th, 1974 in Cleveland.

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David was born on August 19th, 1950 in Selma, Alabama.

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How popular is the baby name Beverly in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1881 11 0 11
1882 9 0 9
1883 10 0 10
1884 15 0 15
1885 13 0 13
1886 9 0 9
1887 8 0 8
1888 6 0 6
1889 14 0 14
1891 9 0 9
1892 15 0 15
1893 19 5 14
1894 14 0 14
1895 5 0 5
1897 13 5 8
1898 11 6 5
1899 11 5 6
1900 21 13 8
1901 5 5 0
1902 24 12 12
1903 22 9 13
1904 24 13 11
1905 32 16 16
1906 39 31 8
1907 40 26 14
1908 44 32 12
1909 49 35 14
1910 72 56 16
1911 83 60 23
1912 133 88 45
1913 149 103 46
1914 202 142 60
1915 423 311 112
1916 571 495 76
1917 703 630 73
1918 789 706 83
1919 777 684 93
1920 1,034 940 94
1921 1,263 1,161 102
1922 1,508 1,413 95
1923 1,845 1,737 108
1924 2,390 2,283 107
1925 2,755 2,667 88
1926 3,896 3,775 121 #74 girl name
1927 5,049 4,932 117 #57 girl name
1928 5,549 5,435 114 #46 girl name
1929 5,976 5,862 114 #39 girl name
1930 6,560 6,457 103 #34 girl name
1931 6,879 6,787 92 #31 girl name
1932 7,642 7,525 117 #28 girl name
1933 7,275 7,184 91 #26 girl name
1934 7,987 7,885 102 #22 girl name
1935 8,091 7,994 97 #20 girl name
1936 8,992 8,900 92 #17 girl name
1937 9,730 9,633 97 #14 girl name
1938 9,865 9,770 95 #18 girl name
1939 8,785 8,702 83 #25 girl name
1940 8,749 8,655 94 #27 girl name
1941 8,826 8,727 99 #29 girl name
1942 9,495 9,407 88 #32 girl name
1943 9,520 9,432 88 #32 girl name
1944 8,360 8,292 68 #35 girl name
1945 7,670 7,619 51 #37 girl name
1946 10,495 10,430 65 #30 girl name
1947 11,280 11,207 73 #31 girl name
1948 10,849 10,795 54 #31 girl name
1949 10,619 10,555 64 #31 girl name
1950 10,566 10,505 61 #31 girl name
1951 10,908 10,856 52 #33 girl name
1952 10,636 10,552 84 #35 girl name
1953 11,278 11,231 47 #34 girl name
1954 11,232 11,164 68 #31 girl name
1955 10,044 9,989 55 #34 girl name
1956 9,495 9,454 41 #40 girl name
1957 8,600 8,553 47 #48 girl name
1958 7,717 7,684 33 #55 girl name
1959 7,840 7,790 50 #55 girl name
1960 7,422 7,390 32 #60 girl name
1961 6,740 6,706 34 #66 girl name
1962 6,296 6,261 35 #70 girl name
1963 5,315 5,285 30 #81 girl name
1964 4,636 4,607 29 #91 girl name
1965 3,794 3,772 22
1966 3,237 3,220 17
1967 3,022 3,006 16
1968 2,608 2,590 18
1969 2,423 2,406 17
1970 2,261 2,249 12
1971 2,003 1,987 16
1972 1,582 1,567 15
1973 1,359 1,348 11
1974 1,217 1,206 11
1975 1,018 1,009 9
1976 943 932 11
1977 870 862 8
1978 824 824 0
1979 720 713 7
1980 721 721 0
1981 675 675 0
1982 616 609 7
1983 568 568 0
1984 528 522 6
1985 490 481 9
1986 454 447 7
1987 459 454 5
1988 468 462 6
1989 443 434 9
1990 456 456 0
1991 438 433 5
1992 444 444 0
1993 405 405 0
1994 368 368 0
1995 288 288 0
1996 266 266 0
1997 248 248 0
1998 220 220 0
1999 219 219 0
2000 183 183 0
2001 188 188 0
2002 184 184 0
2003 175 175 0
2004 192 192 0
2005 154 154 0
2006 182 182 0
2007 157 157 0
2008 168 168 0
2009 138 138 0
2010 99 99 0
2011 119 119 0
2012 124 124 0
2013 141 141 0
2014 142 142 0
2015 153 153 0
2016 165 165 0

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Popularity of Beverly as a first name

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Popularity of Beverly as a last name

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Common last names for Beverly

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Allen
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Beverly U.S.
  White 49.63% 64.26%
  African American 44.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Beverly

People with the last name Beverly are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Beverly

  • How Popular is the name Beverly? Beverly is the 175th most popular name of all time. As a last name Beverly was the 2,992nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Beverly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 381,384 babies born with the first name Beverly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Beverly to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beverly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Beverly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beverly is Monday, March 5th, 1832.
  • What year had the most people named Beverly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beverly was in 1953 with a total of 11,231 babies. That's a lot of babies named Beverly!
  • Random Beverly Factoid: According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Beverly ranks 46th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 129 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1967.
  • Weird things about the name Beverly: Your name in reverse order is Ylreveb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylebrev. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Beverly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,978 people with the last name Beverly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Beverly? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Beverly as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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