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Gender: Male Meaning of Thackeray: "place with thatching" Origin of Thackeray: English

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?!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray, English novelist and poet

Pop Culture References for the name Thackeray

Thackery Binx, character in Hocus Pocus (the cat, before he was a cat)
Logan Thackeray character on Guild Wars 2, the computer game
Mr. Thackeray, character on TV's Mr. Selfridge


Magenta420 Says:


This just sounds made up to me. It doesn’t sound pleasing either.

Bitsy Poet Says:


Really like this, but can't think of any good men's from it.

Haids1987 Says:


Binx! Thackeray Binx! What took thee so long?

StarStrawberry Says:


Love this. We chose this name for our son!

Addie88 Says:


I like it, it's a good alternative if you think Zachary is too popular.

Candler Says:


Sounds like Zachary with a speech impediment.