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Gender: M Meaning of Major: "greater; or, a military rank" Origin of Major: Latin Major's Popularity in 2016: #348

This bold choice soared in popularity from 2008 to 2013, and now seems to have found its equilibrium at just shy of 1000 babies a year. But watch out—the character Major Major Major Major in the classic absurdist novel Catch-22 had a terrible time.

Famous People Named Major

Major Lee Applewhite, American football coordinator
Major Elliott Garrett, American TV journalist
Major Wright, American NFL football player
Major Harris, R&B singer of the Delfonics
Major Dodson, American actor
Major Philant Harris (b. 2008), son of American rapper T.I.
Major Robert Novogratz (b. 2011), son of designers and TV personalities Robert and Cortney Novogratz
Major James Martino (b. 2016), son of actor Eva Amurri and Kyle Martino
John Major, former British Prime Minister

Pop Culture References for the name Major

Major Motoko Kusanagi, main character of the manga/anime/live action film Ghost in the Shell
Major Major Major Major, character in Joseph Heller's Catch-22
Major Lilywhite, character on The CW's "iZombie"
"Major Payne," film and main character
Major Tom, character in several songs by David Bowie
Major, key in music
Major Mint, character in animated movie "Barbie in the Nutcracker"