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What does Markess mean?

Markess Pronunciation of Markess [markess] as a name for boys has its root in Old French, and Markess means "nobleman; lord of the borderlands". Markess is an alternate spelling of Marquis (Old French).

Associated with: nobleman.


Markess has 13 variants: Markeece, Markeese, Markese, Markise, Markiss, Markize, Markwees, Markwess, Marques, Marquess, Marquez, Marquise and Marquiz.

Creative forms:
(male) Makess, Mankess, ..

(female) Mardes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Markess Thatcher (M.T.), ..

How popular is Markess?

Markess is an uncommon given name for males. Markess is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Marquis (#929 in 2015), Marquise (#1300), Marquez, Marques and Markese are the popular variation forms of Markess (not ranked). Other forms, like Marquiz, are uncommon. These forms of Markess were favored as birth names 2 decades ago (average #768) and are now significantly less conventional, with forms such as Marques becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Markese, Marques, Marquez, Marquis, Marquise in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Markess and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Markess is alike in pronunciation to Marcas, Marcos, Marcus, Markos, Markus and Marquus. Other recommended names are Bayless, Burgess, Corless, Dariess (see Darius), Demarkess (see Demarcus), Harriss, Mackey, Madteos, Magnes, Mahesh, Makena, Maks, Marceau, Marcel, Marcell, Marcelo, Marcely, Mardel, Marden, Marek, Mareo, Marinos, Marinus, Marius, Mark, Markeith, Markel, Markell, Markey, Markham, Marko, Markov, Marlea, Marlen, Marley, Marmeon (see Marmion), Marmer, Mars, Marsean, Marsh, Martel, Martell, Marten, Martenn, Marve, Marvel, Marvell, Marven, Marzell, Mateus, Mayes, Morriss, Parkes and Parriss. These names tend to be more commonly used than Markess.

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