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).
(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)
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)
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.
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.