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).
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)
Presented below is the baby name history of Markus for boys. Markus entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #501 in the U.S. in 1990, and is currently at #737. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
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), Marques and Markell are the prominent varying forms of Markus (#737 last year). Other variants, like Marq, are seldom used. These forms of Markus were popular as birth names in the year 1995 (median #336) and are somewhat less common today (#522, ▼28%). Mark is the clear favorite, though Marcus is now the preferred form, while Marc and Marques are now less common.
Thinking of names?
Markus▲ is pronounced similarly to Markeese, Markese, Markess, Markise, Markiss, Markize, Markwees, Markwess, Marquess, Marquez▼, Marquise▼ and Marquiz. Other recommended similar baby 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.