[ 2 syll. ma-jor, maj-or ] The baby boy name Major is pronounced as MEY-JHaoR †. Major is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Latin. The name is of the meaning greater. Majar, Maje, Majer, Majeur, Majir, Majur, and Majyr are variants of Major.
Major is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1902, 0.035% of baby boys were given the name Major. Its ranking then was #278. The baby name has since experienced a marked fall in popularity, and in recent years it is of irregular use. In 2012, its usage was only 0.028% and its ranking #483, but it was nonetheless the most commonly used within all boy names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Major include Macaire, MacCrae, MacCray, MacCrea, Maccrea, MacGuire, MacGwire, Machaere, Machair, Machaire, Machar, Machare, Machayr, Machayre, Macrae, Macray, Magar, Magarr, Mager, and Magir.
† Pronunciation for Major: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"