What does the name Barclay mean?

What does the name Barclay mean?

The boy's name Barclay means a birch tree or meadow. It is a wonderful name for a baby boy. The trend of this name has declined since the 1960s and does not appear in the top 1000 names.  Barclay Further records include Robert de Barclay (1195) “the Subsidy Rolls of Northumberland” and Egidius de Berkeley (1273) “The Subsidy Rolls of Oxfordshire”. Variations in the spelling of the name include Berkelay, Berkeley, Barkly etc.

Elizabeth Barkley was christened in Bruton, Somerset on April 20th 1558 and Henry Barclay married Jane Townsend on March 10th 1596 at St. Gile’s Cripplegate, London.

What is the name meaning of Berkeley?

  • Origin: Old English but also a city
  • Quick Meaning: Meadow of Birch Trees
  • Number of letters: 7, Those 7 letters total to 26
  • Gender: Boy
  • Scottish: Male The Scottish spelling of the English surname Barkeley, meaning birch-wood or the birch tree meadow
  • English: Male Birch valley; birch tree meadow

Positive traits

  • Good leadership
  • Honest at work
  • Hard worker
  • Understanding
  • Careful
  • Willing to try new things
  • Lot's of money making ideas

Negative traits

  • Lack of development
  • Rigid
  • Obstinate
  • Can be annoyed at people

By Florance Saul
Oct 1, 2012