Berkley - Meaning of Berkley
[ 2 syll. ber-kley, be-rkl-ey ] The baby boy name Berkley is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced as BAARKLiy- or BAH-KLiy- †. Berkley is largely used in the English and Irish languages, and it is derived from Old English origins. The name's meaning is birch tree clearing. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from an English place name in Somerset ultimately of the Old English elements 'beorc' and 'leah' (meaning wood, clearing, meadow).
Berkley is a variant of the name Barclay (English, Irish, and Scottish).
Berkley is also an English and Irish variant of the name Berkeley (English).
Berkley is not regularly used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. Berkley has mostly been a girl name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Berkley include Barcley, Barklee, Barkley, Barklie, Barkly, Berkeley, Buckley, Bucklie, Buckly, Ba'al, Baal, Balou, Barclay, Barclaye, Barkclay, Barklay, Barrclay, Barrklay, Basal, and Basel.
† Pronunciation for Berkley: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"