What does Marques mean?
Marques \m(a)-rques, 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 derivative of Mark (Latin): anglicized version of Marcus. Marques is also a form of Marquis (Old French).
Marques is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#9664 out of 88799, Top 11%). (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. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in the year 1995 and has become significantly less since, 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.