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

The name Major is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "greater; or, a military rank". Major is ranked #348 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names So Far In They're Out and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop one with middles ... BOYS :)".

From the experts:

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.

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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 Major Major Major, character in Joseph Heller's Catch-22
Major, key in music