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Martin Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Martin is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Martin is "of Mars the god of war, warlike".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 262 in baby name popularity for boys with 1421 occurrences.  It ranked 18114 in popular baby names for girls with 5 occurrences. 

View the Martin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Martin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Martin to other names.


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Related Names

The names Maarten, Mairtin, Marcin, Martainn, Martan, Martijn, Martinho, Martino, Marton, Martti, Merten, Morten are all forms of Martin.

Martin has the diminutives (nicknames) Martie, Marty, Tinek.

Other Tidbits

Martin falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Martin Scorsese, Martin Brodeur, Martin Van Buren.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Martin in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Martin.

Just for fun, see the name Martin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Martin in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.