Meaning and name origin
Marmaduke \m(a)-rmadu-ke, mar-ma-duke\ as a boy's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Marmaduke is "follower of Saint Maedoc". The most famous of a number of saints named Maedoc was a sixth-century abbot of Clonmore in Ireland. The name has comical English upper-class connotations.
Marmaduke is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marmaduke and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Duke (#666). (2014 statistics).