WHAT IT MEANS: Birch clearing
WHERE IT ORIGINATED: An English surname which was used to denote a family who lived by or in a “clearing or meadow of birch”, it has been in use since prior to the 12th century.
KNOW THIS: Berkeley was named in homage to the place her daddy Rockmond was born: Berkeley, California.
POP CULTURE CONNECTION: This kid’s name has collegiate connections! UC Berkeley is a top public university in California, while Boston’s Berklee College of Music is the largest college of contemporary music in the world.