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Origin & Meaning

The name Major is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Major is "better".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "council spear".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 350 in baby name popularity for boys with 924 occurrences.  It ranked 15705 in popular baby names for girls with 6 occurrences. 

View the Major Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Major has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Major to other names.


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Major falls into the name categories cool, musical.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Major in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.