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.
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).