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What does Marquez mean?

Marquez [mar-quez] as a name for boys is of Old French derivation, and the meaning of the name Marquez is "nobleman; lord of the borderlands". Marquez is an alternate form of Marquis (Old French) with the suffix -ez. See also Demarcus.

Associated with: nobleman.


Marquez has 13 variants: Markeece, Markeese, Markese, Markess, Markise, Markiss, Markize, Markwees, Markwess, Marques, Marquess, Marquise and Marquiz.

Marquez has 1 more different relation via Marquis: Marqui.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Mayoquez, Muirquez, ..

(female) Mardred, Marmen, ..

How popular is Marquez?

Marquez is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#357 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Marquez for boys. Marquez was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #664 in the U.S. in 1998, and is presently at #1726. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Marquez and associated names. Marquis (#836 the previous year), Demarcus (#1004), Marquise (#1317), Marques (#1904) and Markese are the popular variation forms of Marquez (#1726 the previous year). Usage of these relations of Marquez reached its apex 19 years ago (usage of 0.13%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.04%, 69% less), with versions like Marquis becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marquez, Demarcus, Markese, Marques, Marquis, Marquise in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marquez and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Marquez is alike in pronunciation to Marcus, Markus and Marquus. Other suggested similar names are Demarquez (see Demarcus), Malique, Manuel, Marcel, Mardel, Marden, Marek, Mareo, Mariner, Marius, Markel, Markey, Marlea, Marlen, Marley, Marloe, Marmer, Marq, Marque, Marquel, Marsden, Marsten, Martel, Marten, Martie, Marve, Marvel, Marven, Mateusz, Miquel and Parvez. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marquez.