I like it for a little girl. ♥.
noisynora  2/3/2021
All the people barking about how this is a hypermasculine name that will never be mistaken for a girl's makes me want to name a little girl Major. It'd be a fun name for a girl even without the spite honestly.
Maladrone  7/28/2020
Ugh, reminds me of that reporter Major Garrett. Besides that, Major is a dumb (yet also pompous-sounding) name that is better suited for a dog than a human. A definite "hell no" category name for anybody with a bit of sense.
― Anonymous User  6/21/2020
Funny name.
kayisforkeen  11/2/2018
Major is Latin, meaning greater. About 30 years ago I gave much thought to naming my son Major. His middle name would have been Thomas. I settled on another name for him. A name I found to be a worthy choice as well. He likes his name and has stated he likes Major Thomas too and my take on the reference to the song, Space Oddity by David Bowie.
Hydra  10/29/2017
Major Lilywhite is the name of a character from the TV series iZombie. Also, Major James Martino is the son of actress Eva Amurri Martino (daughter of actress Susan Sarandon).
― Anonymous User  4/29/2017
As someone with the first name of Major I hope it never catches on or becomes too popular. I love that it's my name and it fits me very well. As far as teasing went I was called Minor a lot but it was balanced with my last name. In my case it was the anglicized version of Magnus/Mahgnus, a name my grandmother's Danish family used before immigrating to the United States. It's a great name, but please use it sparingly.
ynscyp1  3/20/2016
Hyper-masculine names are becoming a necessity as people are assigning traditional boy names to girls. If you go with "Michael, James, Andy, etc," then chances are your little boy will wind up with a female classmate of the same name. Unfortunately, in that situation, the girl is not ridiculed for having a boy name. Instead the boy is laughed at for having a girl name. Trust me on this, as a "Tyler" growing up in the 80's, I was constantly called Mary Tyler Moore. As parents move away from the traditional boy names, the girl names will follow. All of the "Braxtons, Brodies, Bradys, etc" that dominate the male name landscape of today will soon become the female names of the future. If none of that bothers you then don't worry about naming around the trends. However, if you want a lock down name that will never cross over the gender line, then Major works great. I have a 2 year old named Anderson Major. We were set on calling him Anderson until about 2 weeks before his due date when we met a little girl named, you guessed it, Anderson. In hindsight, with his personality, he was born to be Major. I'm not sure how it would work out if you have quiet, shy, passive little boys, but for our little boy, Major is the only name that fits.
TTT  5/12/2015
I can already see the amount of jokes aimed towards a kid with this name.
lilpimpteller  2/18/2015
Robert and Cortney Novogratz (from the shows "9 By Design" and "Home by Novogratz") have a young son named Major.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2013
I don't care if this is your maiden name, if you are in the military or whatever- I find this name ridiculous as a first name. If you have a reason to use it, use it as a middle.
SlimHobbit  4/2/2013
Major Elliott Garrett (born 24 August 1962) is a congressional correspondent with the National Journal.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2011
I was under the impression that the first part was "maht" might, strength or perhaps "mol" meaning to sharpen.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2010
Rank, first name, middle name and last name of Major Major Major Major in Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  7/12/2009
Major is my 2 year old's name. I chose it because it is a strong, gender specific name, which hopefully will never see the top 100 list. It fits him well.
Mom2Ms  2/15/2009
Don't name your kid this, especially if your last name is Payne.
number1212  12/17/2008
I'm a military nut, so I love this name.
johnnyreb  1/31/2007
Not a good name. Makes me think I'm talking to a Major in the military. One who had this name was Maj. Major Major from Catch 22.
Boaz  10/18/2006
Major Applewhite was the quarterback for the Texas Longhorns.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2006
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Major who?
Major come to the door!
FairyGirl  7/2/2006

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