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Gender: Male Meaning of Tucker: "fabric pleater" Origin of Tucker: English occupational name Tucker's Popularity in 2017: #179

The name Tucker is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fabric pleater". Tucker is ranked #179 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Popular English Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Tucker has more spunk than most last-name-first-names, and also a positive, comforting ("Tuck me in, Mommy") feel.

Tucker got something of a preppy image via bow-tied conservative TV commentator Tucker Carlson, and quite the opposite from writer/blogger Tucker Max, author of the #1 best-seller I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. Tucker Crowe is a character in the Nick Hornby novel Juliet, Naked.

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Famous People Named Tucker

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, American political commentator
Tucker Max, American blogger and author
Ivan Charles "Tucker" Frederickson, American NFL football player
Thomas William "Tucker" Smith, American actor/dancer
Tucker West, American Olympic luger
Tucker Fredricks, American Olympic speed skater
Tucker Gates, American TV director
Thomas Steven "Tucker" Ashford, American baseball player
Tucker Reed, American novelist
Tucker Quayle (b 1976), son of former U.S. VP Dan Quayle
Tucker Dee Chapman (b. 1983), son of bounty hunter and TV personality Duane "Dog" Chapman
Tucker Wadkins, son of golfer Lanny Wadkins
Tucker Bush (b. 2006), son of musician Kristian Bush of Sugarland
Tucker Edward Markakis (b. 2010), son of baseball player Nick Markakis
Tucker McFadden Wilkerson (b. 2012), son of actress Melissa Joan Hart

Pop Culture References for the name Tucker

Dallas Tucker Winston, character in S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders"
Tucker McCall, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Tucker Dobbs, character on TV's "Baby Daddy"
Tucker "Tuck" James, main character on TV's "FlashForward"
Tucker Jones, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Tucker Jenkins, character on British TV's "Grange Hill" and "Tucker's Luck"
Tucker Crowe, character in "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby
Tucker, character in web series "Red vs Blue"
Tucker Foley, character in animated series "Danny Phantom"
"John Tucker Must Die," 2006 movie
"Little Tommy Tucker," nursery rhyme
George Tucker, character on TV's "Hart of Dixie"

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Sarastarnamenerd Says:


Love this name!! Changing the first letter as F to tease is definitely a concern, but its so masculine, cute, fun, and handsome at the same time.

attery squash Says:


Exactly - it's a slang word for food.

JustBrowsing Says:


I really like this name, but I can just see some preteen changing the first letter to an F and totally ruining it.

Zelliew Says:


As an Australian, I am reminded of a swagman with a tuckerbag.

Addie88 Says:


I'm starting to love this name! Cute, but with an air of dignity. Masculine and strong.