Beck

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Origin and Meaning of Beck

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Beck
See Beak.
noun Beck
A small brook.

Etymology: OE. bek, AS. becc; akin to Icel. bekkr brook, OHG. pah, G. bach

noun Beck
A vat. See Back.
verb Beck
To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand.

Etymology: Contr. of beckon

verb Beck
To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.
noun Beck
A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.
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  1. A beckoning gesture
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From Old Norse bekkr (“a stream or brook”). Cognate with German Bach. More at beach. Cognate with low German bek or beck

  1. (Norfolk, Northern England) A stream or small river.

A shortened form of beckon, from Old English bēcnan, from Proto-Germanic *baukną (“beacon”).

  1. A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, especially as a call or command.
    To be at the and call of someone.

See back.

  1. A vat.

    beck was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Beck

    Beck is an alternative rock and anti-folk musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1985. Beck was given the name Bek David Campbell on July 8th, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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    Beck was born in 1946.

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    Beck Bennett is an actor, comedian, and writer. Beck was born on October 1st, 1984 in Wilmette, Illinois.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Beck

    Beck is an alternative rock and anti-folk musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1985. Beck was given the name Bek David Campbell on July 8th, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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    Jeff Beck is a blues rock, jazz fusion, instrumental rock, hard rock, and progressive rock musician. He plays Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Custom, and Fender Esquire. His ongoing career started in 1964. Jeff was given the name Geoffrey Arnold Beck on June 24th, 1944 in Wallington, London Borough of Sutton, England. Jeff is also known as A.N. Other.

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    Glenn Beck is a television host and political commentator, radio host, author, television network & film producer, entrepreneur, and talk radio. Glenn was given the name Glenn Lee Beck on February 10th, 1964 in Everett, Washington, U.S.

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    Harry Beck was a designer. Harry was given the name Henry Charles Beck on June 4th, 1902 in Leyton. He passed away on September 18th, 1974.

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    Allegra was given the name Allegra Versace Beck by her parent Donatella Versace on June 30th, 1986 in Milan, Italy.

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    Michael Beck is an actor. His career lasted from 1971 to 2005. Michael was given the name John Michael Beck Taylor on February 4th, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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    How popular is the baby name Beck in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1957 5 0 5
    1982 5 0 5
    1985 8 0 8
    1986 8 0 8
    1987 12 0 12
    1988 9 0 9
    1989 8 0 8
    1990 11 0 11
    1991 12 0 12
    1992 6 0 6
    1993 5 0 5
    1994 12 0 12
    1995 13 0 13
    1996 16 0 16
    1997 33 0 33
    1998 37 0 37
    1999 50 0 50
    2000 73 0 73
    2001 64 0 64
    2002 55 0 55
    2003 79 0 79
    2004 115 0 115
    2005 132 0 132
    2006 131 0 131
    2007 131 0 131
    2008 135 0 135
    2009 146 0 146
    2010 139 0 139
    2011 149 0 149
    2012 122 0 122
    2013 114 0 114
    2014 121 0 121
    2015 148 0 148
    2016 170 0 170
    2017 124 0 124

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    Popularity of Beck as a first name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Beck U.S.
      White 90.27% 64.26%
      African American 4.53% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Beck

    People with the last name Beck are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Beck

    • How Popular is the name Beck? Beck is the 6,006th most popular name of all time. As a last name Beck was the 328th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Beck have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,398 babies born with the first name Beck in the United States. That's more than enough people named Beck to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beck? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Beck first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beck is Friday, November 30th, 1866.
    • What year had the most people named Beck born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beck was in 2016 with a total of 170 babies.
    • Random Beck Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Beck is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2011.
    • Weird things about the name Beck: Your name in reverse order is Kceb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kebc. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Beck? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 93,786 people with the last name Beck.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Beck? Beck was ranked as the 328th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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