Name: Major

Origin and Meaning of the Name Major

  • Meaning:
    Greater
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MAY jor)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Major)
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Miscellaneous Info for Major

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A military rank and a surname occasionally used as a given name.

    From the Latin meaning "greater".

    The surname might be originally derived from the first name Mauger, a Norman form of the Germanic name Malger meaning "council spear"; or a variant of German last name Meyer also ultimately derived from Latin "greater".

    Daniel Defoe has a character called Major Jack in his "Life of Colonel Jack" (1722).

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