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What does Locke mean?

Locke Pronunciation of Locke as a boys' name is pronounced lahk. It is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Locke is "woods; fortified place; pond". Also possibly an occupational name referring to a locksmith. Philosopher John Locke.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, woods (tree), pond (meadow), occupational, philosopher


VARIANTS Lock, Lockwood

(male) Loke, ..

(female) Lockea, ..

Locke Keylor (L.K.), ..

How popular is Locke?

Locke is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1210 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Locke was first listed in 2016 and reached its highest position of #1971 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Locke name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Locke is pronounced similarly to Laike, Lake, Lech, Luc, Luck and Luke. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Brocke, Cooke, Folke, Fowke, Lacie, Lacko, Lodge, Loewe, Loki, Lonne, Lorne, Louie, Lowe, Luce, Lucky, Rorke and Yorke. These names tend to be more frequently used than Locke.

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