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What does Marmaduke mean?

Marmaduke [mar-ma-du-ke] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: irish, follower (servant), famous, abbot (monk).


Marmaduke has 2 variants: Duke and Marmeduke.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Mackmaduke, Marduke, ..

(female) Marmaduala, Marmaduna, ..

How popular is Marmaduke?

Marmaduke is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#85643 out of 150436, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of Marmaduke and related names. Duke (#666 from recent data) is the only popular variation form of Marmaduke (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Marmaduke is at its highest today (adoption of 0.02%). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Duke in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marmaduke and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Marianus, Markaine and Marque. Like Marmaduke, these names are not commonly used.