What does Mars mean?
Mars /mars/ as a boys' name. Mythology: the classical god of war.
How popular is Mars?
Mars is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#6850 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mars and related names. Marcus (#158 2 years ago), Martin (#262), Ares (#781), Marcel (#853) and Mariano are the prominent alternative forms of Mars (unlisted). Usage of these relations of Mars was widespread among parents during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5062%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.3892%, ▼23.1%). Martin has been the overall favorite, though Marcus is now the more favored form, while Martin, Mariano and Marcel have become less popular. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Mars is pronounced similarly to Morse. Other suggested similar baby names are Lars, Mads, Maks, Mar, Mar-, Marc▼, March, Marco▲, Marek, Marik, Marius, Mark, Marko, Maro, Marq, Marr, Marsh, Mart, Marx, Marzo, Mats, Maurus, Mays and Moris. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mars.