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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Middle English : Tailor

What does Tucker mean and stand for?

The name Tucker is of Middle English origin and means "tailor." It was an occupational surname for a cloth fuller, which was someone who cleaned and thickened cloth by pounding it.

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Tucker

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales) : occupational name for a fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle English tuck(en) ‘to full cloth’ (Old English tūcian ‘to torment’). This was the term used for the process in the Middle Ages in southwestern England, and the surname is more common there than elsewhere. Compare Fuller and Walker.
  • Americanized form of Jewish To(c)ker (see Tokarz).
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.
  • Possibly also an Americanized form of German Tucher, from an occupational name for a cloth maker or merchant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German tuoch ‘cloth’.

Famous people with this last name

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Tucker has been fairly stagnant since breaking the top 200 in 2011. It's managed to stay about 10 places (up and down) from 180, and reached its peak rank of 173 in 2016.

However, it is the 29th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Tucker was at its peak popularity in January 2020.

Tucker has been a fairly popular name for quite some time, invoking images of Tucker Carlson, Tucker Max, Tucker Gates, and Tucker Reed. Celebrities Melissa Joan Hart, Nick Markakis, Kristian Bush, Lanny Wadkins, and Duane "Dog" Chapman all chose the name for their sons. It's also been a popular name in pop culture, appearing in Grey's Anatomy, The Outsiders, The Young and the Restless, Baby Daddy, and Danny Phantom.

Where is it Popular?

Tucker was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Tucker

  • Ker
  • Tuck
  • Tucky

Pairs well with these middle names


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