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Boy Name: Major

Name: Major
Pronunciation: \m(a)-jor\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: greater
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Mahir
Variant forms: Majer, Mayer, Mayor
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 826
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1441


Major \m(a)-jor\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAY-jer. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Major is "greater". Surname that is also a military title.

Major has 3 variant forms: Majer, Mayer and Mayor.

A baby name that sounds like Major is Mahir.

View a list of the 17 names that reference Major.


Major is a somewhat popular first name for men (#826 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1441 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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