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Beckham - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Beckham
B-E-C-K-H-A-M, is a 7-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Beckham
Meaning of Beckham
From the beck homestead, mattock maker.
Origin of Beckham
The name 'Beckham' is a surname of English origin, which has gained significant popularity as a given name in recent years. The earliest known use of the name 'Beckham' can be traced back to the 12th century, where it was recorded as 'Becheham' in the Domesday Book of 1086. It is believed to have originated from the Old English words 'beo', meaning 'bee', and 'ham', meaning 'homestead' or 'village'. Therefore, the name 'Beckham' can be interpreted as 'homestead of bees' or 'village of bees.'
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Popularity of Beckham
While 'Beckham' has been a common surname in England for centuries, its use as a given name has seen a notable increase in popularity in recent years. This can be attributed, at least in part, to the rise of the famous English footballer David 'Beckham'. David 'Beckham's success and influence in the world of sports and fashion have undoubtedly contributed to the name's popularity, both as a given name and as a surname.
Beckham currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Issa is slightly more popular than Beckham.

Etymology of Beckham

The linguistic roots of the name 'Beckham' can be traced back to Old English, which was spoken in England from the 5th to the 11th centuries. The word 'beo' in Old English referred to a bee, an insect known for its industriousness and organization. The word 'ham' referred to a homestead or village. When combined, these words created the name 'Beckham', which evokes images of a community of bees working together in harmony.

Cultural Significance of Beckham

While the name 'Beckham' does not have any specific cultural or historical significance, it has become associated with the world of sports and entertainment. David 'Beckham', with his illustrious football career and global fame, has made the name synonymous with success, athleticism, and style. The name 'Beckham' has also become a symbol of modern masculinity and has been embraced by parents who admire the qualities associated with the famous footballer.