Also Beverley.

Of English origin.

It was a surname, deriving from a place name which meant “beaver stream” in Old English.

It used to be a masculine name but it is almost exclusively a feminine name.

After George Barr McCutcheon’s novel “Beverly of Graustark” it became common as an American feminine name.

Alternative forms of the name are: Beverle, Bev, Bevalee, Bevvy.

Famous bearers are Beverly D’Angelo, Beverly Mitchell, Beverly Sills, Beverly Todd, Beverly Aadland.