What does the baby name Locke mean? Learn about what Locke means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Locke - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Locke
L-O-C-K-E, is a 5-letter female given name.
Meaning of Locke
Lock, fastening.
Origin of Locke
The name 'Locke' is of English origin. It is derived from the Old English word 'loc', which means 'lock' or 'fastening'. The name 'Locke' originally referred to someone who made or worked with locks or fastenings, such as a locksmith or metalworker.
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Popularity of Locke
The name 'Locke' is not as widely popular as some other names, but it is still used in certain regions and communities. Its popularity has remained relatively stable over the years, without significant spikes or declines in usage.
Locke currently has 1 like, and is in the top 21% of liked girl's names. The name Abeke is slightly more popular than Locke.

Etymology of Locke

The etymology of 'Locke' can be traced back to the Old English word 'loc', as mentioned earlier. The word 'loc' is derived from the Proto-Germanic word 'lukaz', which means 'fastening' or 'enclosure'. This etymology reflects the original meaning and occupation associated with the name 'Locke'.

Cultural Significance of Locke

The name 'Locke' does not hold significant cultural or historical significance. However, it is a surname that has been passed down through generations in some families. Surnames often carry familial and ancestral connections, representing a sense of identity and heritage.