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What does Marquez mean?

Marquez Pronunciation of 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). See also Demarcus.

Associated with: nobleman.


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

1 more different relation via Marquis: Marqui.

Creative forms:
(male) Miquez, ..


Middle name pairings:
Marquez Dov (M.D.), ..

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)

Marquez was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #664 in the U.S. in 1998, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Marquis (#929 the previous year), Demarcus (#1079), Marquise (#1300), Marques and Markese are the popular variation forms of Marquez. Usage of these relations of Marquez reached its apex 20 years ago (usage of 0.13%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.03%, 78% less), with versions like Marques 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.

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