What does Mark mean?
Mark /mark/ 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. 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 1 more relation via Marcus, Mario: Marcas.Kreatif forms: Mamark, Markke, Markma. [more]
How popular is Mark?
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history 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 Baby Names, 2014)
Popular varying forms of Mark (#189 from recent data) are Marc (#636 from recent data), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marcus (#158), Mario (#270), Markell, Markus (#737) and Marques. Adoption of these relations of Mark was at its most widespread in the year 1995 (median #336) and is somewhat less today (#522, ▼28.1%), with forms such as Marques becoming less stylish. The most trendy birth names in this compilation are Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Mario and Markus, with Marcus going through a rebound in usage.
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Recommended similar baby names are Berk, Birk, Burk, Clark▲, Cork, Derk, Dirk▼, Dyrk, Jerk, Kerk, Kirk▼, Kyrk, Lark, Mabry, Mac▼, Mace, Mack▼, Macy, Mads, Maik, Maks, Malak, Malek, Malik▲, Malki, Man, Mann, Mano, Mar, March, Mareo, Marik, Markel, Marly, Maro, Marom, Marr, Mars, Marsh, Mart, Marti, Marty▼, Marve, Marx, Marzo, Mat▼, Mata, Mats, Matt▼, Matz, Mauro, Maury, Max▲, Maxx, Maxy, Mayo, Mays, Mick, Mirek, Mirko, More, Mori, Mort, Roark, Ruark, Spark, Stark, Turk and York. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mark.