How to pronounce Berkeley?

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Pronunciation of Berkeley in Northern Ireland

Berkeley is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ BAARK-lee ]


Type of Name:

Last Name

Origin:

English

Alternate Spelling(s):

Barclay; Barkley

Additional Information:

Berkeley is English, Barclay is Scottish, and Barkley is Northern Irish, but all three variations are pronounced identically (BARK-lee).
The American pronunciation of Berkeley, California is non-standard, and would not be accepted in England, Scotland, or Northern Ireland. Note that a famous square in London, "Berkeley Square," is pronounced "Bark-lee" by Londoners.


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Pronunciation of Berkeley in England

Berkeley is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ B AH R K - l ee ]
B AH R K - l ee
bat car rat key   let see


Type of Name:

place name (London square)


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Pronunciation of Berkeley in US

Berkeley is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ B ER K - l ee ]
B ER K - l ee
bat hurt key   let see

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Pronunciation of Berkeley in England

"BARK" "lee"



Type of Name:

place name (London square)


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Pronunciation of Berkeley in UK

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Pronunciation of Berkeley in Northern Ireland

BARK-ley



Type of Name:

Last Name

Origin:

English

Alternate Spelling(s):

Barclay; Barkley

Additional Information:

Berkeley is English, Barclay is Scottish, and Barkley is Northern Irish, but all three variations are pronounced identically (BARK-lee).
The American pronunciation of Berkeley, California is non-standard, and would not be accepted in England, Scotland, or Northern Ireland. Note that a famous square in London, "Berkeley Square," is pronounced "Bark-lee" by Londoners.


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