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What does Minor mean?

Minor Pronunciation of Minor [mi-nor] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Minor is "younger". Photographer Minor White.

Associated with: white.


Minor has 4 variants: Meinor, Menor, Miner and Mynor.

Creative forms:
(male) Manor, Misnor, ..

(female) Mido, Minue, ..

Middle name pairings:
Minor Carsten (M.C.), ..

How popular is Minor?

Minor is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1078 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Minor entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #520 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Minor listed in the Top 2000 is Miner. Adoption of these forms of Minor was common among parents during 1880-1889 (average #781), but now, the form Minor has become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Minor, Miner in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Minor and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Minor is pronounced similarly to Maynor, Mounir, Muneer, Muneir and Munir. Other suggested similar names are Abnor, Conor, Gainor, Gibor, Konor, Major, Mano, Manoa, Marinor (see Marriner), Mayor, Mazor, Meino, Mentor, Miko, Mikol, Milo, Minoru, Minos, Miron, Rainor, Sior, Tibor, Vidor, Vitor and Winsor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Minor.

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in meaning and etymology.