Popularity:25017
Origin:British
Meaning:Village paddock; Homestead
Wickham is a boy's name of Old English origin, meaning "village paddock" or "homestead." This name is fairly widespread as both a place name and a surname in England. It stems from the Old English terms wic and ham, which both signify "settlement" or "homestead." The name is best known as the last name of the charismatic yet flawed George Wickham in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. He briefly romances Elizabeth Bennet but ultimately weds her impulsive sister, Lydia. With a sophisticated ring, this name is rich in English heritage and literary charm, making it a timeless pick for baby.
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