Berry

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of Bury and Barry. The given name is also a pet form of names beginning with Ber-.

Proper noun[edit]

Berry

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1930 P. G. Wodehouse, Big Money, Colliers' Weekly, Vol.86, page 110:
      "Beresford Conway. All my pals call me Berry."
    • 1979 Berry Gordy, Movin' Up. Pop Gordy Tells His Story, Harper & Row, ISBN 0060220546, page 9:
      Since my father's name was Berry Gordy, he named me Berry Gordy. There's no middle name.

Etymology 2[edit]

From berry, also a pet form of Beryl and Berenice.

Proper noun[edit]

Berry

  1. (rare) A female given name.
    • 2002 James Hadley Chase, Not My Thing, House of Stratus, ISBN 1842321153, page 152:
      "I'm Beryl Shaddock. Call me Berry," the girl said.
    • 2005 Sandra-Kay Austin, The Old Man's Secret, Trafford Publishing, ISBN 1412071941, page 34:
      "What's with your dad calling you 'Berry' anyway? What kind of name is 'Berry'?" "Oh, it's short for Huckleberry," she replied, as if that explained everything.