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Meaning of Martin

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The name Martin has the following meaning:

Warlike or "the god of war". Martin is derived from Latin "Martinus," which comes from the name "Mars," the Roman god of war.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Martin is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 197 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Martin fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 14 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 234 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Martin in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Martin is pronounced as mar-tin


Martin originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Martin and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Martin: Boys - Augustus, Felix, Ignatius, Jovan, Vincent, Girls - Laverna, Luna, Magnolia, Olevia, Palma, Qiana, Rosemary, Both genders - Florence, Sage


Popular Variants for the name Martin: Maarten (Dutch), Mairtin (Irish), Marcin (French), Marinos, Martainn (Scottish), Martan (Irish), Martel (French), Martell, Marten (French), Marti (Catalan), Martie, Martijn (Dutch), Martinez (Spanish), Martinho (Portuguese), Martinien, Martino (Italian), Martinos (Greek), Martins (Latvian), Martinus, Marto (Spanish), Marton, Martti (Finnish), Marty (English), Martyn (Russian), Merten (German), Morten (Danish), Tin (Spanish), Tino (Spanish)


Common nicknames for the name Martin are: Marty


We think the name Martin should fall under the following style category: African-American.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Martin to be: Strait-laced businessman

In one word, you might describe Martin as a(n) "strait-laced" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Martin (or its variants) are:

Martin Rodbell , born on 1 December, a famous biochemist. Martin Rodbell 's background: An American biochemist and molecular endocrinologist who is best known for his discovery of G-proteins. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Alfred G. Gilman for 'their discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells.'

Martin Van Buren, born on 5 December, a famous president. Martin Van Buren's background: The eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. Before his presidency, he served as the eighth Vice President (1833-1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson. He was a key organizer of the Democratic Party, a dominant figure in the Second Party System, and the first president who was not of English, Irish, Welsh, or Scottish descent.

Martin Lewis Perl, born on 24 June, a famous physicist. Martin Lewis Perl's background: An American physicist, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 for his discovery of the tau lepton. His parents were Jewish emigrants to the US from the Polish area of Russia.
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