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What does Marques mean?

Marques Pronunciation of 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).

Associated with: dedicated (faithful), nobleman.


Marques has 18 variants: Marcos, Marcus, Markeece, Markeese, Markese, Markess, Markise, Markiss, Markize, Markos, Markus, Markwees, Markwess, Marquess, Marquez, Marquise, Marquiz and Marquus.

6 more relations via Mark, Marquis: Marek, Marius, Markey, Marq, Marque and Marqui.

Creative forms:
(male) Miques, Torques, ..

(female) Marles, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marques Octavio (M.O.), ..

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)

Marques entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #575 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marques name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marques outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Marcus (#168 the previous year), Mark (#196), Marcos (#406), Markus (#865), Marquis (#929), Marquise (#1300), Marek (#1489), Marquez, Markese and Marius are the prominent alternative forms of Marques. Other forms, like Markise, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Marques reached its apex 6 decades ago (average #1377) and has become significantly less since (#1213, down 87%), with versions such as Marquise going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marques, Marcos, Marcus, Marek, Marius in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mark, Markese, Markus, Marquez, Marquis, Marquise in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcus, Mark, Markus outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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