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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 the Nobel prize winning author of “Waiting for Godot”, Samuel Beckett.

Meaning and 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. Honey is often seen as a symbol of bees.

Nicknames for the Name Beckett:

Beckett is a very modern name with lots of great nicknames to go with it. We've done the hard work for you by hunting down the very best Beckett nicknames. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can reference this nickname list whenever you need it:

  • Beck
  • Bee
  • Kit
  • Becker
  • Ett
  • Etto
  • Becko
  • Kett
  • Bex
  • Ketter
  • Etts
  • Ecks
  • B.K.

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

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 1,000 names in 2003. It was ranked #195 as of 2022.

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)
  • 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)
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