Etymology and meaning of BABCOCK
Little Bab, or Bartholomew; from Bab, a nickname for Bartholomew, and cock, small, little, a son; cic, cock, el, and et are diminutives, and include the ideas of kindness and tenderness, associated with smallness of size. It may be from Bob, the nickname for Robert; Bobcock, the son of Robert, Robertson. |
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import (1857).