What does Marques mean?
Marques /mar-ques/ [2 sylls.] 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).
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 popularity of Marques for boys. Marques entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #598 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Marcus (#158 the previous year), Mark (#189), Mario (#270), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marc (#636), Markus (#737), Marquis (#836), Marquise, Markell and Marquez are the prominent alternative forms of Marques. Forms like Marquus are uncommon. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in the year 1995 (usage of 0.6305%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.3718%, down 41%), with the versions Marquis, Marquise, Marc, Marquez and Marques falling out of style. The more fashionable names for newborns among these are Marcus (#158), Marco (#308), Mario (#270), Markus (#737) and Marcos (#404), with Marcus enjoying a rekindling in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marques and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Marquel. Like Marques, this name is not commonly used.