The name Beverly ranked 73rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
The English surname Beverley was derived from a place in Yorkshire, England. Though it was first used as a personal name for boys (and still is to some extent in Great Britain), it is now more popular for girls.
The spelling most commonly used for girls -- Beverly -- drops the ''e'' in the last syllable. This could be due to the influence of another place name: Beverly Hills, California. In the theme song to an American television comedy about simple country folk who found themselves living there, Beverly Hills was summed up in four words: ''swimming pools, movie stars.'' It is possible that some beautiful baby Beverlys were named by hopeful parents with these images in mind.