The name Thackeray is a boy's name of English origin meaning "place with thatching". Thackeray and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".
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The name of the famous British man of letters might just appeal to some English majors as a more interesting alternative to Zachary. An appropriate playmate for Russell Crowe's boy Tennyson.