[ 2 syll. bea(t), be-at ] The baby boy name Beat is also used as a girl name. It is pronounced as BiyaeT †. Beat is used predominantly in the German language and its origin is Latin. It is derived from the element 'beatus' meaning blessed. Beatus (Latin) is an original form of Beat. The name is common in the German-speaking parts of Switzerland. It owes its popularity to the semi-legendary hermit Saint Beatus of Beatenberg, who is considered the apostle of Switzerland. The name Beata (English, German, Polish, Scandinavian, Latin, and Spanish) is the female version of Beat. The name Beato (Italian and Spanish) is a variant of Beat. Beath (German variant spelling) is another form of Beat.
Beat is infrequently used as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Beat: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"