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Meaning and name origin

Major \m(a)-jor\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAY-jer. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Major is "greater". Surname that is also a military title.


Major has 3 variant forms: Majer, Mayer and Mayor.


Major is a somewhat popular first name for males (#826 out of 1220, Top 68%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1441 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Major for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Makar and Mazor. These names tend to be less commonly used than Major.