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Meaning and name origin

Buck \b(u)-ck\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Buckey, Buckie, Buckley and Bucky.

For more information, see also the related boy name Buxton.


Buck is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1205 out of 1220, Top 99%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#755 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Buck for boys. Buck reached its highest rank of #501 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).

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