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What does Mar- mean?

Mar- [mar] as a boys' name is pronounced mar. It is of American origin. Blends based on Mark plus other names.


Mar- has 7 variants: Markaine, Markeith, Marquel, Marquis, Marshawn, Martell and Marzell.

Mar- has 14 more relations via Mark: Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Marek, Mario, Marius, Markey, Marko, Markos, Markov, Markus, Marq and Marque.

How popular is Mar-?


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular related forms of Mar- (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Marcus (#158 in 2014), Mark (#189), Mario (#270), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marc (#636), Markus (#737), Marquis (#836), Marek (#1494), Marshawn (#1588), Marko (#1615), Martell, Markeith, Marius and Marquel. These forms of Mar- were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (adoption of 2.6%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.5%, down 81.5%), with forms like Marc falling out of fashion. Mark has been the overall favorite, though Marcus is currently the more favored form. Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of the boy name Mar- and affiliated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Marek in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mario, Marius, Mark, Markeith, Marko in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Markus, Marquel, Marquis, Marshawn, Martell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marc, Marcus, Mark, Markus outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mar- is alike in pronunciation to Maier, Mar, Marr, Mayer, Mayor, Meir, Moore, More, Muir and Myer. Other suggested similar names are Mabry, Mac, Mace, Mack, Macy, Mads, Maik, Maks, Man, Mann, Mano, March, Mareo, Marik, Marly, Maro, Marom, Mars, Marsh, Mart, Marti, Marty, Marve, Marx, Marzo, Mat, Mata, Mats, Matt, Matz, Mauro, Maury, Max, Maxx, Maxy, Mayo, Mays, Mc-, Mori and Mort.