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What does Major mean?

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.

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

(female) Majori, Majorra, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history 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 Baby Names, 2014)

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.