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What does Mark mean?

Mark \m(a)-rk\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also related boy names Denmark and Mar-.

Mark has 3 more related variations via Marcus, Mario: Marcas, Marianus and Meirion.


Popularity

Mark is a very popular first name for men (#14 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2091 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Mark for boys. Mark reached its apex position of #6 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #189 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Popular varying forms of Mark (#189 last year) are Marc (#636 last year), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marcus (#158), Mario (#270), Markell, Markus (#737) and Marques. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in the year 1995 (usage of 0.664%) and is now much less (usage 0.4776%, down 28.1%), with the forms Marc and Marques becoming less stylish. The most trendy birth names in this compilation are Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marcus (#158), Mario (#270) and Markus (#737), with Marcus going through a rebound in usage. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Mark and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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, Marcus, Mark, Markus outside U.S.


Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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