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What does Markus mean?

Markus Pronunciation of Markus [markus] as a boys' name is a Latin name, 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.

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

Creative forms:
(male) Makus, ..


Middle name pairings:
Markus Dwight (M.D.), ..

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)

Markus entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #501 in the U.S. in 1990, and is currently at #865. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Marcus (#168 last year), Mark (#196), Mario (#284), Marco (#320), Marcos (#406), Marc (#673), Marek (#1489), Marko (#1601), Markell (#1766), Marques and Marius are the prominent varying forms of Markus (#865 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 (#980, 83%).

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.

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