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Quick Facts on Tucker

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, English, French, Gaelic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 180
Simple meaning:
To torment, all-heart, brave

Characteristics of Tucker

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Tucker

The name Tucker has three possible etymological origins. First, Tucker is the transferred use of an English surname which originated as an occupational name. In old England, a tucker was the same thing as a fuller, or a cloth-softener. The Olde English verb “tūcian” meant ‘to torment’ in reference to the process a tradesman underwent in softening the cloth (beating it and tramping on it in water). Another possible origin is that the English surname Tucker originated as a nickname from the French "tout-coeur" meaning ‘all heart.’ This nickname could have been bestowed upon a brave or generously kind person; or else it was used sarcastically to mean the opposite. Lastly, Tucker could have come from the Gaelic O' Tuachair which would have signified a male descendent of ‘the brave one’ (similar origin as the French tout-coeur and possibly associated in some way). Tucker as a male given first name, however, is more distinct to the United States.

Popularity of the Name Tucker

The name Tucker debuted on the American popularity charts for the first time in 1978. The name made some of its most significant jumps on the charts in the late-1980s, right as the trend for using surnames as first names was in full swing in America. Tucker fit the bill along with other “-er” sounding last names. Think: Conner, Hunter, Cooper, and Parker. Tucker has the same quick and upbeat sound. It’s an energetically cheerful name that fits cutely on a little boy. Tucker nicely ages into a preppy, proper young man. The only thing we’d forewarn (or at least remind) ye gentle parents: Tucker does rhyme with a not-so-nice expletive that will probably show up on the schoolyard, “tormenting” your young Tucker. Fortunately he’ll either be “all-heart” enough so his classmates won’t tease him, or else he’ll be “brave” enough to withstand it. Either way, if you are dead-set on Tucker, we say go for it.
Popularity of the Boy Name Tucker
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Tucker

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Tucker

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Tucker

    Tucker Crowe (Juliet, Naked) Tucker Crowe is the singer-songwriter in Nick Hornby’s 2009 novel, “Juliet, Naked”, who is the object of obsession for one of his fans, Duncan, and the object of scorn for Duncan’s long-term, long-suffering girlfriend, Annie. Tucker is a has-been one-time music star of the eighties, who has had many relationships, fathered several children and mysteriously “retired” at the height of his fame. His adoring fans, foremost of whom is Duncan, wait for his reappearance with bated breath. They may get that with the release of an acoustic version of his most popular album, “Julia”. Or they may not. Tucker is, when all is said and done, only a man, like roughly half of the world’s population. He eats, sleeps and suffers disappointments as regularly as any other average Joe, and puts his pants on in the same old way.

  • Popular Songs on Tucker

    Popular Songs on Tucker

    Moe Tucker - a song by Jesus and Mary Chain

    Old Dan Tucker - a song by Bruce Springsteen

    Old Dan Tucker's Daughter - a song by Tanya Tucker

    Tucker's Town - a song by Hootie & The Blowfish

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Tucker

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Tucker

    Chubsy Tucker Tales (Pauline E. Ball) - Chubsey Tucker may be a strange-looking dog, but a very friendly and lovable one, too! She's always making new friends, meeting new animals in her wonderful Australian home, making new discoveries and learning new things. There's never a dull moment in her lovely dog-life and everything is great - but there are times when little Chubsey does get a little frightened, though she tries very, very hard to be as brave as she can. Whatever trouble comes her way, though, she always has her friends to count on! Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Harry to the Rescue! (George Selden) - Tucker Mouse spotted a lost penny in the shoeshine store, so he ran in to get it for his collection. Now the store is closed up tight, and Tucker is trapped. Can Harry Cat find a way to get him out? These favorite characters from The Cricket in Times Square star in the brand new-adventure created especially for beginning readers. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Starring Harry (George Selden) - Harry Cat loves the theater. One night he jumps in and lands a part in a big Broadway play. But now Tucker Mouse is home alone and misses him terribly. How will Harry find time for his friend Tucker? Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse (George Selden) - A tiny New York City mouse longs for a name and a home, finds both, and makes a friend. This early history of Tucker Mouse and Harry Kitten will attract new, younger readers in this attractive large format book. Tucker and Harry become friends at Harry's encouragement in order not to make life worse for each other by fighting is philosophically admirable, but dramatically ineffective. However, in the end the two show their old moxie in an exciting confrontation with three tough rats. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Ho, Ho, Ho, Tucker! (Leslie McGuirk) - Oh, no! Tucker loves Christmas, with all the trimmings — making a snowman for Santa, marking just the right tree, getting into all the boxes of decorations — but somehow he manages to burn his nose while baking cookies on Christmas Eve. When you-know-who spies that bright red nose through the window, however, Tucker makes a very special friend and takes the sleigh ride of a lifetime. Now the tuckered-out terrier is already dreaming of next year! "This witty story is sure to amuse children and grown-ups alike." Says Publishers Weekly. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Lucky Tucker (Leslie McGuirk) - Lucky dog! Life is a romp in the park after Tucker rolls in clover in this gleeful new tale about a charmingly expressive pup. When Tucker the terrier wakes up on Saint Patrick’s Day, he gets off on the wrong paw. Nothing is going his way until he rolls in a bed of clover - a bed of four-leaf clovers, that is, which just happens to belong to a leprechaun! Lucky Tucker! From snatching a falling scoop of ice cream to wrestling with his best friends to getting a whole box of new toys, Tucker is now the luckiest dog around! Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Oh, Tucker! (Steven Kroll) - When Thelma's dog, Tucker, is called to breakfast, he goes bounding through the house knocking over anything that's not nailed down. The story is punctuated with a "Wham!" each time he crashes into something, followed by the refrain "Oh, Tucker!" as the child sees what happens. The exuberant pup finally comes to rest when he sees and digs into his breakfast. How can Thelma scold such unbridled enthusiasm? She can't. She hugs her pet and the story concludes with him thumping his tail, "Wham! Wham! Wham! Wham!" Large, boldface type and colorful illustrations fill the pages and reinforce the chaos the canine creates. Nash's pictures, done in watercolor, pencil, and ink, show a larger-than-life pooch rendered in a cartoon style that sends both character and action running off the pages and into readers' imaginations. This book cries out for call-and-response storytelling. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Tucker (Tom Birdseye) - Eleven-year-old Tucker likes his life with his divorced father, until the nine-year-old sister he has not seen in years moves back in with them and claims that their mother wants them to become one family again. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Tucker and the Bear (Chambless) - Tucker is bothered by the big bear who comes to stay with him, until the bear goes away and Tucker finds he misses his friend. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Tucker Took It! (Bruce Van Patter) - On Zook's farm, a naughty goat steals a hat from a horse, watermelon from the pigs, straw from a cow, then a dress and pie from Mrs. Zook. Everyone is quite annoyed, assuming Tucker has been a typical goat and eaten everything. At the end, however, they see that he has dexterously used the items to create a scarecrow to protect his beloved corn in the field. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Tucker's Apple-Dandy Day (Susan Winget) - A young rabbit goes on a field trip to Farmer Sams Apple Orchard. He promises to bring home enough apples for a pie, but he has many things to see and eagerly lends a hand to his classmates. When the bus is ready to leave, Tucker realizes that he has no apples, and the others share a portion of their pickings with him because he was such a good friend and helper. At home the Rabbit family enjoys the pie and expresses their pride in Tucker. The sweet watercolor-and-ink paintings quietly illustrate the comfort and security of family life. Recommended for ages 2-5.

    Tucker's Countryside (George Selden) - Chester Cricket needs help. That's the message John Robin carries into the Times Square subway station where Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse live. Quickly, Chester's good friends set off on the long, hard journey to the Old Meadow, where all is not well. Houses are creeping closer. Bulldozers and construction are everywhere. It looks like Chester and his friends' home will be ruined and the children of the town won't have a place to play. Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse are used to the city life. Now they need to find a place to stay and good things to eat. And most of all they must think of a plan--a special plan to help their friends. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Tucker's Valentine (Leslie McGuirk) - Energetic Tucker is a tricky target for Cupid! But it’s easy to see that the little terrier loves, loves, LOVES his girl. There are many things Tucker loves, like his dog food, his Frisbee, his spot on the couch, and bubbles from a jar. But today is Valentine’s Day, and Cupid is determined that this year Tucker will fall in love with another dog. Could Tucker’s dream pup be his playful friend Spunky or maybe Cupcake, who smells like roasted chicken? Tucker is one busy puppy, and somehow Cupid’s love arrows keep missing their mark. Will Tucker end up with the perfect Valentine after all? Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Tucker: Little Dog Lost & Found (Danny Sit) - Paws down, this is the most adorable dog book out there! Tucker, an irrepressible little terrier, isn't the type to wait by the cupboard for a bone: he wants adventure! So he leaves his loving home behind, jumps on a train, and heads to the sea for some surfing and clam-digging. Fortunately, the faithful dog discovers that his friends and family are also faithful to HIM…and help him find his way back home. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Tuckers Chocolate Covered Bump! (Susan K. Tucker) - Wrestle, tickle, laugh, kerplump! Little Tucker got a bump. Join author Susan Tucker in Tucker's Chocolate-Covered Bump as she shares the funny story of a little boy named Tucker. While playing with his grandpa, Tucker falls and bumps his head. What happens next will have the whole family laughing! Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Tucker

    Famous People Named Tucker

    Famous People Named Tucker - Tucker Carlson (television host); Tucker Max (American blogger and writer); Tucker Ashford (baseball player); Tucker Frederickson (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Tucker

    Children of Famous People Named Tucker

    Famous People who Named their Son Tucker - Dan Quayle (politician); Lisa Whelchel (former child actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Tucker - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Tucker - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Tucker.

Personality of the Boy Name Tucker

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Tucker

  • No Variations Found.
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