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Major 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.
A baby name that sounds like Major is Mahir.
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Popularity of Major
Major is a somewhat popular first name for men (#826 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#1441 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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