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).
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 #598 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Marcus (#158 the previous year), Mark (#189), Marcos (#404), Markus (#737), Marquis (#836), Marquise and Marquez are the prominent alternative forms of Marques. Other forms, like Markise, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Marques reached its apex 2 decades ago (average #380) and is somewhat lower today (#665, down 46%), with versions such as Marquise falling out of style. Mark has generally been popular among parents, though Markus has gained in usage over time.
Thinking of names?
Marques▼ is alike in pronunciation to Marcas. Other recommended similar baby 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.