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Berkeley is the name of several places, all eventually deriving from Berkeley Castle in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, from whom the noble family of Berkeley derive their name, and for which several vessels of the British navy have been christened "HMS Berkeley Castle". Any of the holders of several titles in the British Peerage may be known as Lord Berkeley, including Baron Berkeley and the Berkeley Baronets. The former Berkeley House, London, has given its name to Berkeley Square, London, which inspired a 1933 movie Berkeley Square which inspired a TV miniseries, "Berkeley Square". "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" is a popular British song.

In the US there are numerous places named Berkeley. They honor either Sir William Berkeley, governor of Virginia and co-proprietor of New Jersey, in whose honor Berkeley Plantation in Tidewater Viginia was named; or Bishop George Berkeley.

In Canada there is:

see also places named Berkley, reflecting the American pronunciation.

Berkeley is a surname of:

In addition, Berkeley may refer to:


Places in England and English people called Berkeley are pronounced "Bar-kly" while American places named Berkeley are pronounced "Burk-ly", possibly by derivation from an Irish pronunciation, "Bair-kly".

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