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What does Major mean?

Major Pronunciation of Major [ma-jor] 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.

Associated with: greater, surname.


Major has 3 variants: Majer, Mayer and Mayor.

Creative forms:
(male) Macjor, Majori, ..

(female) Majori, ..

Middle name pairings:
Major Coleman (M.C.), ..

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)

Major was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #278 in the U.S. then, and is at #360 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Major name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Gabor, Mabon, Macon, Madoc, Madog, Madox, Mahir, Maier, Majed, Majid, Makar, Malory, Mano, Manoa, Mar, Maro, Marom, Marr, Mason, Masos, Maynor, Mayo, Mazor, Menor, Minor, Mynor, Nazor, Tabor, Talor and Tavor. These names tend to be less commonly used than Major.

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