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Etymology & Historical Origin - Beckham
Beckham is the transferred use of an English surname originating as a place name in Norfolk, England first recorded as “Beccheham”. The Olde English word for a pickaxe-like tool was “becca”, which was bestowed as a nickname of sorts on a person whose occupation it was to make or work with such a tool. The Olde English “ham” referred to a “homestead”. Therefore, Beckham was named for “Becca’s Homestead”. The surname would have been given to identify a person who came from this part of Norfolk, England. The first recorded spelling of Beckham as a surname appeared in the 14th century. Despite any etymological significance to the name, its usage as a forename is owed almost entirely to English soccer star David Beckham. Ironically, the name is used almost exclusively in the United States (a long ways away from Beckham, England).
Popularity of the Name Beckham
Although Beckham appeared briefly on the U.S. charts in one year (1903), for all intents and purposes, this surname-turned-first-name didn’t really hit the radar until 2008, the year following the famous Beckham family move to Los Angeles, California. David Beckham is not only an ϋber-talented soccer player, but he is also quite easy on the eyes. He and his wife Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) are international celebrities and, along with their darling children, a favorite among paparazzi. Therefore, they are constantly in the American media, so the name Beckham has basically been drilled into our collective psyches. As a result, we were not surprised to see Beckham appear on the naming charts; and so far it's showing increased usage year over year. Beckett is the name for erudite literary parents, while Beckham is one for the sports-loving parent. Either that, or they just admire the Adonis that is David Beckham. We know we do! Just be advised: your kid’s soccer playing skills will be carefully scrutinized on the field. Can he live up to that? Something to consider.
Popularity of the Boy Name Beckham
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Beckham
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Beckham
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Popular Songs on Beckham
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Beckham
David Beckham: Soccer Megastar (Rebecca Thatcher Murcia) - David Beckham started out like so many soccer-playing children around the world: kicking the ball around the park with his father. But Beckham worked especially hard at the sport. He learned how to kick the ball far, and he developed incredible aim. When he was only 13, he signed with Manchester United, a famous English soccer team. When he was sixteen, he left home to train with the team full-time. He was picked for the English national team and later asked to be the team's captain. When he married pop singer Victoria Spice, he became one of the most famous soccer players in the world. His celebrity has brought him both good and bad things. Recommended for ages 8-12.
FAME: David Beckham (Peter Rogers & Pablo Martinena) - One of the most famous sports icon in modern history comes to the FAME comic book series. We look at David's life through the eyes who is working hard to make the grade and dreaming of one day playing for Manchester United and England to his new life as in America. Sex symbol, style icon, celeb husband and father, brand Beckham. Strip all this away and he's still the boy from Leytonstone. Recommended for ages 8-12.
Famous People Named Beckham
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Children of Famous People Named Beckham
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Beckham - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Beckham
The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth". Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.
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