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Major Meaning


What does Major mean?

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".

Major is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ma-jor.

The Given Name Major

Major is quite a bold name and a welcome find.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

A memorable name that will be delightful to parents.

Major falls into the name categories cool, musical.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Major Ritchie.

Major Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 350 in baby name popularity for boys with 936 occurrences. It ranked 9,493 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 330 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,036 occurrences. It ranked 12,303 in baby name popularity for girls with 8 occurrences.

Want to see how Major sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Major Name Popularity Page.

Major Related Names

Famous Majors

  • Major Ritchie ~ Tennis Player

Major Numerology

What will your new littleMajor be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Major are often bashful and grouchy but most of all they are read more >>

Major Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Major in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Major.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Major in Nautical Flags page.