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A surname that has occasionally been used as a first name. Throughout the twentieth century, this uncommon name was used for both genders, but most usually for males. Use of the name first spiked in the 1970s and 1980s when surnames-as-given-names became fashionable.
PROS: This is a relatively unique name. When one calls it out in a crowd of children there aren't 15 boys answering. CONS: This may be the worst of all names when it comes to teasing nicknames! Never let teachers include your son when playing "The Name Game." Also, very popular name for pets, especially dogs.
I love this name and almost had it as a last name. I considered naming a girl Tucker, but I had a boy, so settled for naming my boy tabby cat Tucker.
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Do NOT name your child Tucker. It is my name, and I have lived with the name for 50 years. It works for me now, but not so much in Junior High School! Play the name game with it and you will quickly see why. Yes. Kids will figure that out. And yes. Your child will be upset that you didn't figure it out. Also, I have twice tried to strike up conversation with a woman (in my younger, single days) and heard "my dog's name is Tucker." Awkward! All things considered, pick something that doesn't rhyme with the worst word on the planet. Your baby will thank you!
I love the name Tucker. It's the name of one of my younger brothers (born in 1993). It's really original and I have only met one other guy named Tucker in a college class. My brother is down to earth and has a good sense of humor, which I think the name fits.
My younger cousin is named Tucker. He is down to earth and very sweet and caring, always thinking of others before himself. Don't tell any of my other cousins, but he's my favorite. :)
My older brother's name is Tucker, he was born in '92. I've only ever met one other Tucker. I don't think he's ever met any. But it's true that it's a name that is bullied, and not good to play the name game with, my brother could tell you from experience. His nicknames have been Tuck, TuckTuck, and Tucko.
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'Ker, Kerry, Sparky, Tuck, Tuckeverlasting, Tuckster, Tucky
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Traditionally an Anglo-Saxon surname that originated as an occupational name. Tuckers were associated with the preparation of cloth and clothing, and with the old English verb "tūcian" ("to torment") which was part of the process of softening cloth. Additionally there is some precedent for a connection with the Gaelic O'Tuachair, used to identify a descendant (historically male) of "the brave one." This is similar to the French sobriquet "tout-coeur" ("all heart").
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Tucker Hart Adams (female), economist known for predicting the 2001 recession
"Tucker" Ashford (male), professional baseball player
Tucker Bounds (male), public relations strategist
Tucker Carlson (male), bow tie-wearing television personality
Tucker Eskew (male), Republican political consultant
"Tucker" Frederickson (male), professional football player
Tucker Martine (male), Grammy-nominated record producer and musician
Tucker Max (male), New York Times best-selling author, blogger, producer
Tucker Moore Reed (female), young adult fiction author, blogger, activist
Tucker Reed (male), politician in the state of New York
"Tucker" Smith (male), actor/singer/dancer best known for role in "West Side Story"
Tucker McFadden Wilkerson (b. 2012), son of American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer, fashion designer, and businesswoman Melissa Joan Hart
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Charles Tucker III (Connor Trinneer), chief engineer in "Star Trek: Enterprise"
John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe), titular character in "John Tucker Must Die"
Lavernius Tucker (Jason Saldaña), major character in "Red vs. Blue"
Libby Tucker (Dinah Manoff), from Neil Simon's play/film "I Ought To Be in Pictures"
Preston Tucker (Jeff Bridges), "Tucker: The Man and His Dream"
Tom Tucker (Seth MacFarlane), news achorman from "Family Guy"
Surname of immortal family in Natalie Babbitt's novel "Tuck Everlasting"
Tucker (Dustin Hoffman), a pony in the family film "Racing Stripes"
Tucker "Tuck" Carbunkle (Audrey Wasilewski), little brother from "My Life As A Teenage Robot"
Tucker Crowe, reclusive singer in Nick Hornby's novel "Juliet, Naked"
Tucker Foley (Rickey Collins), supporting character on Nickelodeon's "Danny Phantom"
Tucker Jenkins (Todd Carty), titular character of the BBC's "Tucker's Luck"
Tucker McGee (Alan Tudyk), title character in comedy film "Dale & Tucker Vs Evil"