"dweller at the old cottage"

Alcott Origin and Meaning

The name Alcott is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dweller at the old cottage".

Alcott evokes shades of nineteenth-century New England, and memories of the author of the books Little Women and Little Men. Louisa May Alcott was the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, noted educator, writer and philosopher, and colleague of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Alcott would make an unusual and interesting surname name choice.

Famous People Named Alcott

  • Louisa May Alcottauthor of Little Women