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What does Marko mean?

Marko Pronunciation of Marko [marko] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Marko is "dedicated to Mars". Marko is a Slavic form of Mark (Latin): anglicized form of Marcus.

Associated with: dedicated (faithful).


Marko has 2 variants: Marco and Markey.

12 more different relations via Mark: Marc, Marcos, Marcus, Marek, Mario, Marius, Markell, Markos, Markov, Markus, Marq and Marque.

Creative forms:
(male) Marmo, Masko, ..

(female) Marma, Marmi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marko Abner (M.A.), ..

How popular is Marko?

Marko is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11026 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Marko entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak rank of #1218 in the U.S. in 2006, and is presently at #1601. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marko name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Marko (#1601 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Marcus (#168 via latest list), Mark (#196), Mario (#284), Marco (#320), Marcos (#406), Marc (#673), Markus (#865), Marek (#1489), Markell (#1766) and Marius. Adoption of these relations of Marko was widespread 55 years ago (median #911) and is now much diminished (#888, 82.9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marko, Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marek, Mario, Marius, Mark, Markell, Markus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marko is pronounced similarly to Marqui and Mirko. Other suggested similar names are Danko, Darko, Hako, Jacko, Janko, Lacko, Maceo, Mack, Maik, Maks, Malki, Mano, Manzo, Mar, Mar-, March, Marcio, Mardon, Mareo, Marik, Marimo, Marino, Marion, Markel, Marloe, Marlon, Marlow, Marly, Maro, Marom, Marr, Mars, Marsh, Mart, Marti, Marton, Marty, Marve, Marx, Marzo, Mateo, Maureo, Maurio, Mauro, Mayo, Miko, Morio, Murdo and Vanko. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marko.

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