The name Wickham is a boy's name meaning "Homestead".
Most familiar as the surname of the handsome anti-hero of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr
Darcy’s rival in both life and love. He has a brief flirtation with Elizabeth Bennet but the truth about
his ill intentions and past misdemeanors soon comes out, and he ends up marrying her flighty
sister Lydia instead.
Wickham is a relatively common place name and surname in England, deriving from Old English
wic and ham — both words for “settlement” or “homestead”.