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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Beckett

Beckett was born on September 28th, 1880. He died on September 25th, 1970.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Beckett

Samuel Beckett was a novelist, playwright, poet, theatre director, and essayist. Samuel was given the name Samuel Barclay Beckett on April 13th, 1906 in Foxrock. He died on December 22nd, 1989.


Rob Beckett is a comedian and presenter. Rob was given the name Robert Beckett on November 28th, 1986 in Mottingham.


Kate Beckett is a homicide detective, office agent, new york city police department, united states attorney general, and police captain.


Dame Margaret Beckett is a Minister of State for Housing, Planning, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth Affairs, Secretary of State for Environment, Food, Rural Affairs, Leader of the House of Commons, Lord President of the Council, President of the Board of Trade, Shadow . Dame was born on January 15th, 1943 in Ashton-under-Lyne.


Josh Beckett is a baseball player. Josh was born on May 15th, 1980 in Spring, Texas.


Scotty Beckett was an actor. He was most active from 1933 to 1957. Scotty was given the name Scott Hastings Beckett on October 4th, 1929 in Oakland, California, U.S. He passed away on May 10th, 1968.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1966 5 5 0
1992 6 0 6
1995 8 0 8
1996 9 0 9
1997 12 0 12
1998 11 0 11
1999 22 0 22
2000 35 0 35
2001 54 0 54
2002 58 0 58
2003 71 6 65
2004 134 0 134
2005 146 0 146
2006 281 0 281
2007 366 5 361
2008 584 7 577
2009 723 10 713
2010 880 21 859
2011 965 28 937
2012 1,080 38 1,042
2013 1,292 49 1,243
2014 1,602 79 1,523
2015 1,918 99 1,819
2016 1,927 93 1,834
2017 1,763 85 1,678

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Popularity of Beckett as a first name

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Popularity of Beckett as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Beckett U.S.
  White 77.05% 64.26%
  African American 17.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Beckett

People with the last name Beckett are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Beckett

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  • How Popular is the name Beckett? Beckett is the 2,082nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Beckett was the 3,045th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Beckett have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,952 babies born with the first name Beckett in the United States. That's more than enough people named Beckett to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Beckett? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Beckett first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Beckett is Wednesday, February 5th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Beckett born? The highest recorded use of the first name Beckett was in 2016 with a total of 1,834 babies. That's a lot of babies named Beckett!
  • Random Beckett Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Beckett ranks 80th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 92 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Beckett: Your name in reverse order is Ttekceb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttkecbe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Beckett? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,763 people with the last name Beckett.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Beckett? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Beckett as their last name.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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