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What does Buck mean?

Buck \b(u)-ck\ 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.


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

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Buxton.


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. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Buck for boys. Buck reached its peak position of #501 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Buck name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Buck is pronounced similarly to Beck. Other recommended similar baby names are Burk, Buzz, Luck and Tuck. These names tend to be less commonly used than Buck.