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.