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Etymology & Historical Origin - Beckett
Beckett is the transferred use of an English surname with Anglo-Saxon roots, derived from a place name, so-called Beckett in Berkshire or Devonshire (originally recorded as “Becote" or “Buccot” depending on the region). The name comes from the Olde English “beo” meaning ‘bee’ and “cot” meaning ‘cottage, shelter’ – so essentially this surname translated to ‘beehive’. The last name Beckett is most famously borne by the Irish avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett (1906-1989). As a given masculine name, Beckett is a modern 21st century coinage and distinct to the United States.
Popularity of the Name Beckett
Beckett first appeared on the male naming charts in 2006 – we’d say that’s pretty darn recent! As parents keep searching for new surnames to bestow on their children to differentiate them within the ever-popular trend of using surnames as first names – Beckett is their latest invention. But we have to say – we like this one a lot! It’s cute, and it has a snappy, up-beat quality to it. We also think the nickname Beck is pretty cool (reminds us of the multi-talented singer). Two famous American singers, Melissa Etheridge and Natalie Maines, both named their sons Beckett. But mostly, the name Beckett conjures up the Nobel Prize winning post-modernist Irish poet, novelist and playwright – a master dramatist of the absurd. Beckett’s work is not for everyone. Indeed, his themes are heavy, dark and complex. They deal with nothingness, meaninglessness and individual isolation. They can be at once nihilistic, pessimistic and deeply profound. But they are brilliant, so we understand why some literary fans would want to name their sons Beckett in his honor. The name’s etymology (i.e., ‘beehive’) further cements the bold and daring qualities of this name. A surname turned first name with a little more substance.
Popularity of the Boy Name Beckett
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Beckett
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Popular Songs on Beckett
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Beckett
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Famous People Named Beckett
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Children of Famous People Named Beckett
Famous People Who Named Their Son Beckett - Melissa Etheridge (singer); Natalie Maines (singer); Malcolm McDowell (English actor); Nicole Sullivan (comic actress)
Beckett - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Beckett
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
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