First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Meadow of deer

First name variations: Buckminster, Bucky, Buckner, Bucklee, Buckleigh, Buckly, Buclie, Buklee, Buclea, Buckli, Bucklie, Buckley

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat (Old English bucc(a)) or a male deer (Old English bucc). Old English Bucc(a) is found as a personal name, as is Old Norse Bukkr. Names such as Walter le Buk (Somerset 1243) are clearly nicknames.
  2. English: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent beech tree, such as Peter atte Buk (Suffolk 1327), from Middle English buk ‘beech’ (from Old English bōc).
  3. German: from a personal name, a short form of Burckhard (see Burkhart).
  4. North German and Danish: nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German būk ‘belly’. Compare Bauch.
  5. German: variant of Bock.
  6. German: variant of Puck in the sense ‘defiant’, ‘spiteful’, or ‘stubborn’.
  7. German: topographic name from a field name, Buck ‘hill’.
  8. Emanuel Buck came from England to Plymouth Colony in the 1640s and in 1647 settled in Wethersfield, CT.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Roseanne Barr

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