What does Markus mean?
Markus /mar-kus/ [2 sylls.] 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 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)
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). Variants like Marq are seldom used. 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%, ▼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)