First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Birch meadow
First name variations: Barklay, Barkley, Barksdale, Berkley, Barchiel, Barcley, Barclae, Barkleigh, Barkli, Barclay
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from Berkeley in Gloucestershire,
named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + lēah
‘woodland clearing’. Compare Scottish Barclay.
- Jewish (American): assimilated form of Berkowitz.
Comments for Berkeley