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Mark 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 the life 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. Marc is a French form; Marco and Marques are Spanish. Marko and Markos are Slavic forms. See also Marcel, Marcellus, Markell, Marquis, and Martin. 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 17 variant forms: Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Marek, Mario, Marius, Markey, Marko, Marko, Markos, Markov, Markus, Marq, Marque, Marques and Marquus.
For more information, see also related names Denmark and Mar-.
Baby names that sound like Mark are Marik, March, Mirko and Mirek.
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Popularity of Mark
Mark is a very popular first name for men (#14 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2538 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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