The name Captain is primarily used as a boy's name. It has a central origin which is English with similar words in French, Dutch and other European languages. The meaning of Captain is 'the one who is in charge'. Some people also regard the meaning of the name as someone who is a chief. It is a rarely used name. People named Captain are very energetic and often like to live their life on their own terms. They are cooperative and supportive in their respective working fields. As an individuial, they are very much honest. However, they may lose their love due to outside circumstances. The moon sign associated with the name Captain is Pisces. It has an Air element with Mars as the ruling planet. The Captain family name was prevalent in Canada, USA, Scotland and the UK between 1840 and 1920 with the highest number of Captain families (2 families, 67% of Captain families) in the US found in Missouri in 1840. Most of these US Captain surname families were seen in 1920.