Gender: Male Meaning of Booker: "scribe" Origin of Booker: English occupational surname

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 in slavery, 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 now ranks at 650 on Nameberry.

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Luci_B Says:


Jonathan Booker “John B” Routledge - main character in Netflix’s show Outer Banks
(Idk what’s up with the phone version of the site but it won’t let me add to the list of people with this name)

paulapuddephatt Says:


I'm a writer and I don't want to be called this or Story, Author, Poet, Poetry...Why not try naming a child after a famous author, not necessarily the last name? Not everyone might know that Jane was after Jane Austen or Charles after Charles Dickens, but you would know yourself, and could tell the child and others. That's enough. Subtle is best sometimes.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like Brooker better.

HDFK Says:


This is our #1 on the name list. Booker Callaway, to be exact. Mostly because we're nerdy & love the Bioshock series, but also because it's a bit of a badass name. We've decided to nickname him Booger, so he won't take being picked on so harshly later in life. :)

ambg Says:


Not gonna lie, I probably only like this name because of its connection to the player character in Bioshock Infinite. That said, it's nicer than most of those "occupational" names (Hunter, Archer, Taylor, etc.) and has good roots in history.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Downside: Sounds like "booger" if said too quickly