What does Marmaduke mean?
Marmaduke /mar-ma-du-ke/ [3 sylls.] 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.
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)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Marmaduke and related names. Duke (#666 last year) is the only popular variation form of Marmaduke (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name is at its highest today (usage of 0.334%). Duke (#666) is the most trendy birth name among these, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)