Meaning and Name Origin
Marmaduke \m(a)-rmadu-ke, mar-ma-duke\ 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.
Marmaduke is an uncommon first name for men. Marmaduke is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marmaduke and related names. The only popular variation form of Marmaduke (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Duke (#666 last year). Adoption of this boy name is at its highest today. Duke (#666) is the most trendy birth name among these, with this name enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)