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Meaning and name origin

Markus \m(a)-rkus, mar-kus\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Markus is "dedicated to Mars". Markus is a variant of Marcus (Latin): the root of names such as Mark and Marcel.


Markus has 5 variant forms: Marcas, Marcos, Markos, Marques, Marquus.


Markus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1029 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#7263 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Markus for boys. Markus reached its highest rank of #501 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Markus name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Markus and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marcus (#158), Mark (#189), Marcos (#404), Markus (#737) and Marques. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Markus is also pronounced similarly to Markese, Markess, Markise and Markiss. Other suggested similar baby names are Marius and Marquis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Markus.