Booker Origin and Meaning

The name Booker is a boy's name of English origin meaning "scribe".

Booker would make for a very cool name, for writers, reformers, R & B fans and those wanting to pay tribute to Booker T. Washington.

Booker T. Washington, born into enslavement, became a dominant figure in African-American history. Musician Booker T. Jones, of Booker T. and the M.G's, was named for Booker T.Washington. "Booker" was also the name of a short-lived TV crime drama series, spun off from "21 Jump Street".

Another reference plus for literary-minded parents, beyond the obvious book: the U.K. Man Booker Prize, awarded annually to the best novel.

No longer on the US popularity list, it was as high as Number 177 in 1910 and would make for an old-school cool option today.

# 999 in the US

Booker Rank in US Top 1000

# 819 on Nameberry

Booker Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Booker Popularity

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Famous People Named Booker

  • Booker Taliaferro WashingtonAmerican educator, author and activist
  • Booker Taliaferro Jones Jr.American musician of Booker T. and the MG's
  • Booker Tio Huffman Jr.American pro wrestler
  • Booker WoodfoxAmerican basketball player
  • Booker Jombe Parkerson of actors Thandie Newton & Ol Parker

Booker in Pop Culture

  • Booker DeWittmain character in the video game "Bioshock Infinite"
  • Booker Brookscharacter on TV's "Roseanne"
  • Bookerpresident in the "Monument 14" series
  • Booker Kudocharacter in anime "Case Closed"
  • Bookerchick in comic and TV series "U.S. Acres"; twin of unhatched brother Sheldon
  • Dennis Bookermain character on TV's "Booker"
  • Booker BaxterCarter, son of Raven on "Raven's Home" (twin brother to Nia)
  • Bookerdog character in "Animal Crossing" video game series

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