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Berkeley Meaning


What does Berkeley mean?

The name Berkeley is of American origin.

The meaning of Berkeley is "a city name in california".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "where birches grow".

Berkeley is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ber-ke-ley.

The Given Name Berkeley

Transferred use of the English surname.

The then California college of Berkeley was named in honor of the Irish philosopher and Anglican Bishop of Cloyne, George Berkeley. In 1878, the campus merged with the community of "Ocean View", which adopted the name Berkeley and later became a city.

Berkeley falls into the name categories college or university, place.

Berkeley Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,779 in baby name popularity for girls with 114 occurrences. It ranked 5,309 in baby name popularity for boys with 17 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,758 in baby name popularity for girls with 119 occurrences. It ranked 6,079 in baby name popularity for boys with 14 occurrences.

Want to see how Berkeley sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Berkeley Name Popularity Page.

Berkeley Related Names

The name Barclay is a form of Berkeley.

Famous Berkeleys

    Berkeley Numerology

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    Berkeley Name Fun

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