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Meaning & History

Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Middle High German bach meaning "stream". This name was borne by members of the Bach musical family, notably the composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

Related Names

VariantsBeck, Becke
Other Languages & CulturesBeck Danish Van Der Beek Dutch Beck, Becket, Beckett English Beck Norwegian Beck Swedish
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Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute