Home > Markus


+ to list (0)

What does Markus mean?

Markus [mar-kus] as a boys' name. Markus' name origin is Latin, and Markus means "dedicated to Mars". Markus is a Dutch, German, Hungarian form of Marcus (Latin). Markus is also a variation of Mark (Latin).

Associated with: dedicated (faithful).


Markus has 5 variants: Marcas, Marcos, Markos, Marques and Marquus.

Markus has 11 more alternative forms via Marcus, Mark: Marc, Marco, Marek, Mario, Marius, Markell, Markey, Marko, Markov, Marq and Marque.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Makus, Muirkus, ..

(female) Markussha, Marles, ..

How popular is Markus?

Markus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1029 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#8497 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Markus for boys. Markus entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #501 in the U.S. in 1990, and is currently at #737. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of Markus and associated names. Marcus (#158 last year), Mark (#189), Mario (#270), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marc (#636), Marek (#1494), Markell (#1508), Marko (#1615), Marques (#1904) and Marius are the prominent varying forms of Markus (#737 last year). Other variants, like Markov, are seldom used. These forms of Markus were popular as birth names during the years 1960-1969 (median #1002) and have become much less common since (#935, 82%). Mark is the clear favorite, though Marcus is now the preferred form, while versions like Mark are now less common.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marko, Marques in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Markus is pronounced similarly to Markeese, Markese, Markess, Markise, Markiss, Markize, Markwees, Markwess, Marquess, Marquez, Marquise and Marquiz. Other recommended names are Argus, Arius, Carolus, Darius, Demarkus, Fabius, Fawnus, Fergus, Gaius, Hampus, Ikarus, Jairus, Jarius, Macarius, Mackey, Mads, Magnus, Magus, Maik, Makar, Maks, Malkam, Malki, Mamoun, Mamun, Manus, Marcel, Marcio, Mardel, Marden, Marianus, Marik, Marino, Marinus, Marion, Markel, Markham, Marlan, Marlea, Marlen, Marley, Marlin, Maro, Marom, Marqui, Marquis, Mars, Mart, Martel, Martie, Marven, Mateus, Matias, Mattaus, Maurits, Maurus, Mays, Mirko, Morgun, Morris, Parkes, Parks and Ursus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Markus.