Early-attested site in the Parish of Tardebigge
- Bordeslega 1138 Ch 1266
- Bordesley, Borsly 1535 VE, LP
- Bursley 1577 Saxton
- Boresley 1650 Surv
Other forms are without interest. It denotes the clearing of land (v. leah ) owned by one Bord , cf. Bozen Green (Herts), DBBordesdene and Balsall Heath supra 351. The name Borda is found in DB. It probably has a parallel in OGer Borto , Porto , Porzo (Förstemann PN 328–9), cf. Bordesley in Aston (Wa).