What does Marques mean?
Marques [mar-ques] as a name for boys is of Latin and Old French derivation, and Marques means "dedicated to Mars; nobleman; lord of the borderlands". Marques is a Spanish form of Mark (Latin): anglicized transcription of Marcus. Marques is also a form of Marquis (Old French).
(male) Nardques, Torques, ..
(female) Mardes, Marmee, ..
How popular is Marques?
Marques is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#5041 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name history of Marques for boys. Marques entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #575 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #1904 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Marcus (#158 the previous year), Mark (#189), Marcos (#404), Markus (#737), Marquis (#836), Marquise (#1317), Marek (#1494), Marquez (#1726), Markese and Marius are the prominent alternative forms of Marques (#1904 the previous year). Other forms, like Markise, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Marques reached its apex 5 decades ago (average #1377) and has become significantly less since (#1160, down 86%), with versions such as Marquis going out of style. Mark has generally been popular among parents, though Markus has gained in usage over time.
Marques is alike in pronunciation to Marcas. Other recommended names are Barnes, Fares, Jacques, Jaques, Magnes, Magnus▲, Magus, Malique, Manases, Manuel▼, Manus, Marcel▲, Mardel, Marden, Mareo, Mariner, Marinos, Marinus, Markel, Marlea, Marlen, Marley▲, Marloe, Marmer, Marquel, Mars, Marsden, Marsten, Martel, Marten, Martie, Marve, Marvel, Marven, Mateus, Maurus, Mayes, Miquel, Narses and Parkes. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marques.