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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 has 18 variant forms: Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Marek, Mario, Marius, Markell, Markey, Marko, Marko, Markos, Markov, Markus, Marq, Marque, Marques and Marquus.

For more information, see also related boy names Denmark and Mar-.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mark name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mark outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Mario, Mark, Markell, Markus, Marques in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Lark, Mack, Maik, Mar, March, Marik, Maro, Marr, Mars, Marsh, Mart, Marx, Marzo, Mirek and Mirko. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mark.