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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Beckett
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Beckett in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Beckett:
Records indicate that 4,715 boys in the United States have been named Beckett since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,037 people in the U.S. were given the name Beckett. Those people are now 8 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Beckett
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24 Positive Comments
"My son is 11 months old and named Beckett :) I fell inlove with the name the moment I heard it :)" Jan. 29, 2018:
"My son Beckett was born in 2000. He's the only one we know! Often called Becks and sometimes Bucket by his school mates ......could be worse! We love the name!" Apr. 19, 2015:
"My son Beckett Joseph was born in 2004. I created it as a masculine version of my mother-in-law's name (Becky) and Joseph was the middle name of my dad and grandpa. I also verified that I could not find it in any baby books as I very much did not want a popular name. That same year, Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) named her son Beckett and the next year Conan O?Brien did and Freakonomics predicted its rise in popularity. And I thought ?Uh-Oh! Now it?s going to soar in prevalence.? We live in a small town (12,000) and since his birth I know of three more Beckett?s in just our town! One woman, a stranger, even told me that she named her son Beckett after she heard me calling to mine and liked the name! I wanted to yell ?Stop Thief!? Too bad you can?t copy write baby names?lol! Before 2006 the name Beckett didn?t even appear in the top 1000 names of the year according to the Social Security Administration. In 2006 it was ranked 750th most popular name in the country and by 2012 it was up to 314th most popular name! I REALLY hope it never becomes annoyingly popular, but at least if it does he?ll be one of the oldest Becketts that anyone knows." Mar. 29, 2014:
"We named our son Beckett, born Nov 2011. We found it in our baby name book from 2007 (from our daughter) and it just stuck. I think it is still gaining in popularity, and we knew about Freakonomics too--and took the risk anyway. I heard of 3 other Becketts right after he was born - sons of friends, not direct friends. We also had another Beckett in his daycare class--that was unexpected! I will probably always call him his full name, as his mom--but other family members do call him Beck too." Jun. 4, 2013:
"Love it for a boy, highly dislike to for a girl...it's not a girls name!" Oct. 12, 2012:
"We are having a little gel and we're naming her Beckett! Love the name!" Feb. 20, 2012:
"Total thumbs up! I love the name and I hope it stays under the radar! My son is named Beckett (born 2006) and I was a little disappointed to see it get so popular but I still like it." Dec. 22, 2011:
"We named our son Beckett Chase, now 14 months. I still love the name and get positive feedback from most everyone on it. We chose it because it was unique and our last name is very common." Nov. 18, 2011:
"My son is also a Beckett, born in 2005. Love it that people think of St. Thomas Becket and Beckham the soccer player--all great role models! Very positive and the name fits him well. Only problem is sometimes people think I am calling him Becca (clearly get funny looks since he is in no way girly.)" Feb. 10, 2011:
"My 1 year old is named Beckett and I love it still! He gets Becks for short and I have never had anyone say it was weird, I generally get comments about how lovely it is :) He has 2 brothers Cooper and Parker." Oct. 23, 2010:
"Our son was born in July and we named him Beckett.... lots of good response! He is the only one we know." Aug. 28, 2010:
"My wife and I are going to have a baby boy in december and we're going to name our son Beckett because it sounds really unique and strong and we ( other than the internet ) have never met anyone with the name." Aug. 16, 2010:
"We named our son Beckett in June of this year. We needed a "B" name to go with the middle name Thomas. I liked the association with Samuel Beckett and Thomas Becket and it is unusual without sounding weird. We had never met another Beckett but a few weeks ago a four year old Beckett joined my daughter's Karate class." Aug. 4, 2010:
"My maiden name is Beckett, and I wanted to honor my father with our first child, so if it's a boy the first name will be Beckett, and if it's a girl, the middle name will be Beckett (cause it just doesn't sound as good for a girl's name!). I'm just glad it's becoming more popular as a first name so it won't be so wierd." Jul. 9, 2010:
"I named my son Beckett this year. I was on a baby name fider site, and entered my daughters' names. The first suggestion for a name that went with theirs was our last name. A few names down was Beckett. It's just who he is. I've had both positive and negative feedback on his name, but the positive outweighs the negative." May. 30, 2010:
"Our 2nd son, born July 2008, is named Beckett London. We almost used it for our 1st son in 2005, but went with Soren for him. We like English-Danish, since that is our ancestry. And Beckett really is a cool name for a boy. I do suspect it will get more popular soon, but that many of us are way ahead of that curve." May. 7, 2010:
"Our little boy born December of 08 is Beckett as well. After spending hours searching online and through name books it was the only boys name I liked. I didn't know that it was predicted to be the most popular name in 2015, but that's okay. It suits him well." Jun. 20, 2009:
"My son's name is Beckett and was born in 2003. We were looking for an unusual name from literature and we both like the works of playwright Samuel Beckett. I loved that it was unique and not a lot of boys have the name. Looks like it is gaining in popularity. I also read Freakonomics so time will tell if it is all the rage in 2015. I really hope it's not the next Tyler and Taylor, but if it is, I'll tell my Beckett he was a trendsetter." Jun. 19, 2009:
"We first heard the name when I was looking for an Irish name and Conan O'Brian's son is named Beckett. We liked the name alot and wanted something unique. My only concern is that he'll get teased and called "Becky"." May. 20, 2009:
"We are looking to name our son Beckett. My wife and I feel in love with the name." May. 11, 2009:
"We're looking to name our son "Beckett" (two t's) but the Freakonomics people say that it will be REALLY popular by 2015. As someone who grew up with a very popular name, I'd like to avoid a trendy name for my children. Who can tell?" Feb. 28, 2009:
"Name one of my twin boys Beckett on May 17, 2008. I heard it and really like it. Beckett was the twin in NICU and we had not named the boys yet. They said he really needs a name so I chose he as the twin to be named Beckett." Dec. 16, 2008:
"I named my son Beckett in 2004. I found it in a celebrity baby names book...Melissa Etheridge had a son named Beckett. Now it is on the popularity chart at #678 due to many other celebrities choosing the name. I haven't met anyone else who has used the name, yet. The response is almost always favorable with many people saying that it's a cool name and wondering how I came up with it. The one downside would be that most everyone asks me to repeat his name because they think I say "Becker"." Oct. 17, 2008:
"It's my son's name. I spell it with one "t" because he's named after St. Thomas Becket. People tend to spell it with two "t's" but it't not a big deal." Oct. 10, 2008:
6 Neutral Comments
"This morning, I was informed by my son that my second grandchild (also a son) had arrived and all was well. Then he told me his newborn son's name.
"Beckett." [Beckett Christopher]
I was flabbergasted. "Huh?" But, now, this site has put me more at ease, except for one thing: Sir Thomas A'Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, England, back in the 1100's (and to whom we're distantly related, so I'd been told), was murdered by King Henry II. Our first grandson's (older brother's) name? Henry! Oh well, I'll get over it. ;-)" Jan. 21, 2013:
"Our son's name is Becket with one "t"...keeps it a little more unique! And our last name is Thomas so it looks nice with the two T's next to each other. Becket Thomas. We love it!" Mar. 2, 2012:
"Grandson named Beckett in November 2008. My daughters and I all made boys name lists and Beckett was on all 3. Paired it with Lee as both parents have that as middle name. Had heard of course of the playwright Samuel Beckett and also Melissa Etheridge's son. Have also heard Conan O'Briens son." Aug. 11, 2010:
"I'm nearly 6 months pregnant and my husband and I have loved this name from the very beginning of my pregnancy. I'm not sure I like the idea of it becoming so popular in 2015... especially since some boys names tend to cross over to girls. Guess we'll have to take the risk." Jul. 9, 2010:
"Its my sons name and he is as cool as his name! He was born September of 2006. Have never heard of any others." May. 23, 2009:
"My son's name is Beckett Paul. We saw the name in a magazine when I was pregnant and it was the first boy's name that my husband and I both liked. It means "content" or "satisfied" in some languages. Most people have NEVER heard of it...or think we named him after Josh Beckett, the baseball player, or the Beckett baseball card book (my hubbie was a baseball player, so we don't mind the association.) but, people often think I say Beckham...like the soccer player...but I LOVE his name!" Apr. 16, 2009:
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