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What does Markus mean?

Markus \m(a)-rkus, mar-kus\ as a boys' name. Markus' name origin is Latin, and Markus means "dedicated to Mars". Markus is a derivative of Marcus (Latin). Markus is also a variation of Mark (Latin).


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.


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 popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 usage 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). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity in the year 1995 (usage of 0.664%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.4776%, down 28.1%), with the forms Marc and Marques becoming less trendy. The most fashionable boy names in this compilation are Marcus (#158), Marco (#308), Mario (#270), Markus (#737) and Marcos (#404), and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Marcus. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marc, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Mario, Mark, Markell, Markus, Marques in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Markus is pronounced similarly to Markese, Markess, Markise and Markiss. Another recommended similar baby name is Marquis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Markus.