Beckett Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Beckett:
Transferred use of the English surname meaning “dweller near the brook.” Var: Beckitt.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Beckett
The name Beckett is an old English surname. The dress designer Stella McCartney has a child with this name. However it is extremely rare as a first name in the UK, thankfully.
I think it is a weird first name but that is because it is my maiden name.
- Personal experiences with the name Beckett
We named our son Beckett. We've gotten very good feedback from family, friends and strangers. Almost everyone seems to think it is a really fun, unique name. Since it is unusual, most people haven't heard it before, so I have had to repeat it on occasion. I've only run into 2 other Beckett's so far.
We didn't really even think people would call him Becky, but we have had some of the kids at daycare call him that. And occasionally, a child will think we said his name is Bucket. (We're just hoping he'll play basketball, then it would fit!) Just some things to consider!
We just named our son Beckett, it always seemed the first choice. We went into his birth with 4 names (Bennett, Henry/Hank, & Nathan), two of them were more traditional, and our daughter was named a classic name (Anna). We were a little hesitant, since her name was more traditional, but Beck/Beckett just seemed to fit after he was born. The reception has been mostly (sometimes very enthusiastically) positive, with the exception of my very traditional in-laws. His middle name is my husband's name, Thomas. We thought fitting, the reverse of the St. Thomas Beckett, hoping it would make one in-law happy...in the end, you can't make everyone happy. Overall though, the vast majority of the people who have asked his name have been very positive. Most of the comments have been, it's unique, but still sounds familiar and not "crazy" or "out there." Our photographer at his newborn pics was so positive, and said that was her favorite name she had heard in months (she gets alot of names...she said Braxton seems to be a fave right now). I have heard the name given more recently, I found out an old co-worker named his son the same (he is from Ireland), and a coworker's cousin picked the name also. That doesn't concern me, I wasn't trying to go for too "different" anyway--we just happened to really like the name.
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- Meanings and history of the name Beckett
Beckett is an Old English name meaning beehive. It comes from words beo cot which literally mean "bee cottage".
- Famous real-life people named Beckett
Josh Beckett (baseball player)
Son of Conan O'Brien
Beckett Robert Lee Willis (b. 2008), son of English fashion designer Stella McCartney and British publisher Alasdhair Willis
Beckett Edward Packham (b. 2009), son of American actress, voice artist, and comedian Nicole Sullivan
Beckett Richard Phelps (b. 2018), son of American retired competitive swimmer Michael Phelps, brother to Boomer Robert
- Beckett in song, story & screen
Beckett Fowl, one of the little brothers in Artemis Fowl
Kate Beckett, a character from the TV show, Castle
Beckett and the Panda-monium by Veronica Vasylenko, Cynthia Platt (Children's book about a hungry Panda)
Character from book, There You'll Find Me by Thomas Nelson