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The first name 

Buck is a male first name.

When two boys called Buck meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Buck is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 boys have been named Buck. In the SmartGenius ranking, Buck is #2,607 on the list of most common boys names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Buck.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Buck -
evergreen, but special

For more than 140 years, parents decide to name their son Buck annualy. This means that there have been boys named Buck who witnessed the first Labor Day parade in the U.S. or followed Albert Einstein's career. The name has 'always been there', but never ranked in the top 100, and thus men named Buck have consistently been special. A small flight of popularity was experienced by the name way back in the last century and in one particular year, parents liked Buck even more than any other time: in 1910, it holds its present record at rank #342 in the list of the most popular boys' names.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Buck was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

How popular was Buck 2022 among young parents?

Buck has never been ranked higher than #342. In 2022, he rivaled the 2,371 names that preceded him on the list. In total, 49 boys named Buck were born in this year. For comparison: 30 years earlier, in 1992, when possibly the parents of the now very young Buck were born, there have been 42 newborns who received this name.

Buck -
special, but at home in many states

You may not know anyone named Buck, but there’s a good chance you live in the same state as someone with that name. In fact, 25 states are home to men and boys named Buck. (To be fair, a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s entirely possible that there are still a few men and boys named Buck living in one state or another. If your name is Buck and you live outside of the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). And while the first name is present in many states, it is still not one of the popular ones. In Oklahoma, which has the most people named Buck relative to the population, you still have to ask 8,951 men and boys their names before you hear Buck as an answer just once.

Buck has 4 letters 
and begins with a B

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter B is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for boys' names: 4.2% of all common boys' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of boys' names are J and A, while X and U are the least common initials of boys' names.

With four letters, the name Buck is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Thus, it follows that if 4.2% of all boys' names start with a B, this initial letter occurs about as often as all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: Brian is the boys’ name starting with B, which is the most common of all.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Buck

If your name is Buck and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Buck

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Buck, you can simply say:





This is how the name Buck is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Buck in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Buck

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Buck is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Buck

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Buck sounds like this: