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What does Beck mean?

Beck Pronunciation of Beck [beck] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Beck) is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Beck is "stream". Place name. Also possibly (Old English) "axe". Use among German Jews as a surname probably derives from Yiddish, meaning "baker", or from Hebrew, meaning "descendant of martyrs". Also a modern informal short form of Rebecca.

Affiliated girl name: Beckett.

Associated with: norse, stream (river), old, jews (israeli), surname, martyrs (saint), modern.

Variations

16 relations via Rebecca: Becca, Becka, Beckah, Becke, Beckee, Becker, Beckey, Becki, Beckie, Becky, Beki, Bekka, Bekki, Bekkie, Reba and Ree.

1 masculine form: Beckett.

Creative forms:
(female) Beick, Bick, ..

(male) Bebeck, Beco, ..

Middle name pairings:
Beck Jaslynn (B.J.), ..

How popular is Beck?

Beck is an uncommon first name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#295 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Becca, Beckett (#1987 last year), Becki, Beckie, Becky, Reba and Rebecca (#188) are the popular variation forms of Beck (unlisted). These relations of Beck were at the peak of their popularity in the 1970s (average #1326) and are now significantly less conventional (#1739, down 91%), with forms like Reba becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Becca, Beckett, Becki, Beckie, Becky in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reba, Rebecca in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rebecca outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bea, Beah, Beau, Beba, Bebe, Beda, Bee, Beea, Bel, Bell, Bena, Bep, Bera, Bert, Bess, Bet, Beta, Beth, Bets, Bett, Bev, Bich, Breck and Neck. These names tend to be more frequently used than Beck.

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