"greater; or, a military rank"

Major Origin and Meaning

The name Major is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "greater; or, a military rank".
This bold choice soared in popularity from 2008 to 2013, and now seems to have plateaued. 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 ApplewhiteAmerican football coordinator
  • Major Elliott GarrettAmerican TV journalist
  • Major WrightAmerican NFL football player
  • Major HarrisR&B singer of the Delfonics
  • Major DodsonAmerican 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 Majorformer British Prime Minister

Major in Pop Culture

  • Major Major Major Majorcharacter in Joseph Heller's Catch,22
  • Majorkey in music
  • Major Lilywhitecharacter in iZombie.
  • Major Palmerminor character in The King of Queens.