Beck (surname)

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Beck is a surname of Germanic descent, meaning "brook" or "stream" (related to Old Norse bekkr), and is fairly common in English-speaking countries, Germany and Denmark. The German name can also be a variant of Becker, which is an occupational surname meaning "baker." In Hebrew, it exists as an abbreviated form of B'nei Kiddoshim ("sons of the martyrs"). Notable people with this surname include:

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Martin Beck, fictional Swedish police detective created by Sjöwall and Wahlöö

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