First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Becker

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Becker is of Canadian origin and means "German military".
  2. A user from the United States says the name Becker is of German origin and means "Becker is a German name and is related to the German soilders".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Beck"er
A European fish (Pagellus centrodontus); the sea bream or braise.
  1. An English habitational surname​ from Old Norse bekkr (“brook”).
  2. An English occupational surname​ from Old English becca (“mattock”) for a mattock or pickaxe maker.
  3. A German occupational surname​ from Becker (“baker”).
  4. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Minnesota; named for politician George Loomis Becker.
    2. An unincorporated community in Mississippi.
    3. An unincorporated community in Texas.
  5. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Becker was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and German

Notable Persons Named Becker

Notable Persons Named Becker


Becker was born in 1830. She left this life in 1905.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Becker

Notable Persons With the Last Name Becker

Boris Becker

Boris Becker is a tennis player. Boris was born on November 22nd, 1967 in Leimen, West Germany.

Jason Becker

Jason Becker is a neoclassical metal, speed metal, and heavy metal music musician. He plays Kiesel guitars and List of Peavey guitars. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Jason was given the name Jason Eli Becker on July 22nd, 1969 in Richmond, California, United States.

Benjamin Becker

Benjamin Becker is a tennis player. Benjamin was born on June 16th, 1981 in Merzig.

Walter Becker

Walter Becker is a rock, jazz/fusion, jazz, and jazz fusion musician. He plays Bass, guitar, vocals, and Bass guitar. He has had major accomplishments since 1969. Walter was given the name Walter Carl Becker on February 20th, 1950.

Gary Becker

Gary Becker was an economist in the field of socioeconomics. Gary was born on December 2nd, 1930 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 3rd, 2014.

Kuno Becker

Kuno was given the name Eduardo Kuno Becker Paz on January 14th, 1978 in Mexico City, Mexico. Kuno is also known as Santiago Munez.

  • Howard S. Becker
  • Alison Becker
  • Hugo Becker
  • Barbara Becker
    Fashion Designer
  • Ruth Becker Blanchard
  • Charlie Becker
  • Tony Becker
  • Hellmuth Becker
  • Wolfgang Becker
    Film Director
  • Alfred Becker
  • Ben Becker
  • Margaret Becker
  • Lydia Becker
  • Jr. Ralph Elihu Becker
    Urban Planner

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Becker U.S.
  White 94.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Becker

People with the last name Becker are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Becker

  • What name lists does Becker rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Becker? Becker is the 20,096th most popular name of all time. As a last name Becker was the 357th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Becker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 369 babies born with the first name Becker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Becker to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Becker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Becker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Becker is Saturday, September 21st, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Becker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Becker was in 2018 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Becker Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Becker is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Becker: The name spelled backwards is Rekceb. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Kebecr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Becker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 87,859 people with the last name Becker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Becker? Becker was ranked as the 357th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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