Meaning and name origin
Mark \m(a)-rk\ as a boy's name is pronounced mark. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mark is "dedicated to Mars". Anglicized version of Marcus. Biblical: the Roman surname of John Mark, missionary companion to Peter and Paul and writer of one of the four Gospel accounts of Jesus. The famous author Mark Twain (originally Samuel Clemens) took his name from the call of Mississippi River boatmen: "Mark twain!" meaning that the water was two fathoms deep. Marko and Markos are Slavic forms. Explorer Marco Polo; choreographer Mark Morris; New York governor Mario Cuomo; swimmer Mark Spitz; baseball player Mark McGwire; fashion designer Marc Jacobs; actors Mark Harmon, Mark Wahlberg.
Mark is a very popular first name for males (#14 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2538 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mark for boys. Mark reached its highest rank of #6 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mark and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marcus (#158), Mark (#189), Mario (#270), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marc (#636), Markus (#737), Marques, Markell and Marko. (2014 statistics).