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What does Buck mean?

Buck Pronunciation of Buck [buck] as a boys' name is pronounced buk. It is of Old English origin. The word for a male goat or deer, used as a given name or nickname that denotes a robust and spirited young man. Actor Buck Henry.

Associated with: old english, deer.


Buck has 4 variants: Buckey, Buckie, Buckley and Bucky.

Related boy name: Buxton.

Creative forms:
(male) Back, Bick, ..

(female) Buce, Budy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Buck Emmit (B.E.), ..

How popular is Buck?

Buck is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1205 out of 1220, Top 99%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#737 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Buck reached its peak position of #413 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Buck name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Buck outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Buck is Bucky. These forms of Buck were popular in the 1900s (median #1206), but now, the form Buck has become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Buck, Bucky in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Buck and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Buck is pronounced similarly to Bake and Beck. Other recommended names are Bank, Berk, Birk, Black, Breck, Brick, Brik, Brock, Brok, Bruce, Bud, Budd, Buel, Buhl, Burch, Burg, Burk, Burke, Burl, Burn, Burr, Burt, Butch, Buzz, Chuck, Dack, Dick, Heck, Jack, Jock, Lock, Luck, Mack, Mick, Nick, Rick, Rock, Tuck, Turck, Vick, Wick, Wyck and Zack. These names tend to be less commonly used than Buck.