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Becket is an English and Irish name derived from a surname meaning “bee hive, little brooke, bee cottage, or beak”. Beckett only gained popularity as a given name in 2003. It’s impossible to ignore the connection of the name to Nobel prize winning author of “Waiting for Godot” Samuel Beckett

Meaning of the name Beckett:

English/Irish: bee hive, little brook, bee cottage, beak

Origin of the name Beckett:

Beckett is an English and Irish name meaning “bee hive, bee cottage, little brook, or beak”. It is derived from a Middle English surname that has several possible origins. It may be linked to the term “beke” meaning “beak” or “bekke” meaning “stream or broke”.

Symbolism of the name Beckett:

It would be hard not to see why bees are seen as symbols of hard work, industriousness, and community.

Style of the name Beckett:


Gender of the name Beckett:

Beckett is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Beckett:


Number of syllables in the name Beckett:


Emotion evoked from the name Beckett:

Beckett evokes feelings of creativity and success.

Alternative spellings for the name Beckett:

Becket, Bekett

Nicknames for the name Beckett:

  • Beck
  • Bee
  • Kit

Popularity of the name Beckett:

According to the Social Security Administration, Beckett is a recently popular boy’s name that first appeared in the top 1000 names in 2003. It was ranked #207 as of 2020.

Related names for the name Beckett:

Great middle names for the name Beckett and their meanings:

  • Chandler (candle maker)
  • Lowell (young wolf)
  • Langston (tall man's town)
  • Tennyson (son of Dennis)
  • Crane (crane)
  • Raleigh (meadow of roe deer)
  • Austen (great)

Famous people with the name Beckett:

  • Beckett Bould (British actor)
  • Samuel Beckett (Irish Nobel Prize-winning writer)
  • Thomas a Becket (Catholic Archbishop)

Becketts in popular culture:

  • Beckett Fowl (literature, Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer)
  • Beckett (video games, “Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines”)
  • Beckett Mariner (television, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”)
  • Beckett Sinclair (literature, “Possessed” by Elise Noble)