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According to "The Grasses" by Alma Chestnut Moore (MacMillan 1960, p. 77): "In Old English "buck" meant "beech". Hence the word "buckwheat", which is a grain that resembles a tiny beechnut.
-- xarxx  5/19/2005
Buck Rogers is a fictional space hero/time traveller.
-- breakofday  12/9/2005
Buck is such a dorky name, and it's also the name for a male deer. I've always thought the name was stupid until I met someone with this name, he's actually really cool, too bad his parents screwed up on the name.
-- dani_08  3/6/2006
A buck is a dollar bill.
-- 7up  1/25/2007
Sounds like a name for a dumb hillbilly. A man with this as his actual name might have to work very hard to convince people that he is intelligent and competent despite his name.
-- slight night shiver  4/20/2008
Buck is used as a nickname for the dead son, Jordan Jarret, in Ordinary People by Judith Guest. I really don't know how Buck is short for Jordan though. However, I agree with Slight Night Shiver, it really does sound like a hillbilly name. If you are insistent on calling your son Buck, I would recommend just using it as a nickname. It's so tacky and unprofessional sounding.
-- pandasayscynical  7/26/2008
Buck is the name of John Candy's character in the 1980's movie "Uncle Buck" (a personal favorite). :) I always picture on someone like him.
-- not_another_Jessica  11/11/2008
I like this name, but just one thing. If you're going to name your child this, just be sure he's not gunna have an overbite. :B Hahaha
-- not_another_Jessica  11/11/2008
A brief character in Kill Bill Vol. 1. He was a hospital orderly who liked to prostitute coma patients. A fine namesake.
-- dramaelf  4/8/2010
It's a nickname, not a real name, and it makes me think of that awful book Call of the Wild.
-- bananarama  11/10/2010
I feel bad for the men that actually have this name, because I am surprised to see, but there apparently are some. On a positive note, I guess it's an ok nickname and at least it's not "Phoenix" which inconceivably people are now naming their children.
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2013
It's nice and quirky as a nickname, but as a formal full name... just no.
-- Alexanna  8/8/2014
Steve Rogers aka Captain America calls James "Bucky" Buchanan Barnes this several times throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
-- Feorsteorra  6/16/2015
As an English verb, "buck" means "bend, buckle" and "move in a sharp, jerking, or uneven manner."
-- Feorsteorra  7/7/2015

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