What does Major mean?
Major /ma-jor/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced MAY-jer. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Major is "greater". Surname that is also a military title.
How popular is Major?
Major is a somewhat popular first name for men (#826 out of 1220, Top 68%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#1659 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Major for boys. Major was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #278 in the U.S. then, and is at #350 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)