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What does Mars mean?

Mars \m(a)-rs\ as a boys' name. Mythology: the classical god of war.

For more information, see also related boy names Ares, Corin, Marcel, Marcus, Mariano and Martin.


Mars has 3 feminine forms: Corin, Marcella and Marcia.


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 a year ago), Martin (#262), Ares (#781), Marcel (#853) and Mariano are the prominent alternative forms of Mars (#unlisted). Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5062%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3892%, down 23.1%), with the forms Martin, Mariano and Marcel becoming less in vogue. Ares (#781) and Marcus (#158) are two of the more trendy boy names among these, and there is a rebound in baby name popularity for Marcus. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ares, Marcel, Marcus, Mariano, Martin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcus, Martin outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.