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What does Mars mean?

Mars Pronunciation of Mars [mars] as a boys' name. Mythology: the classical god of war.

Affiliated boy names: Ares, Corin, Marcel, Marcus, Mariano and Martin.

Associated with: mythology, classical (medieval), war.


3 feminine forms: Corin, Marcella and Marcia.

Creative forms:
(male) Maroe, Sers, ..

(female) Mami, Marsi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mars Agustin (M.A.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Marcus (#168 via latest list), Martin (#276), Ares (#723), Marcel (#773) and Mariano (#1152) are the prominent alternative forms of Mars (unlisted). Usage of these relations of Mars was widespread among parents in 1990 (usage of 0.4%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.2%, 44%). Marcus has been the overall favorite, though Marcel has become trendy as well, while Martin has become less popular. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 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 Merce and Morse. Other suggested similar names are Lars, Mabry, Mac, Mace, Mack, Macy, Mads, Magus, Maik, Maks, Man, Mann, Mano, Manus, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Marcas, March, Marco, Marcos, Marek, Mareo, Marik, Mario, Marius, Mark, Marko, Markos, Markus, Marly, Maro, Marom, Marq, Marr, Marsh, Mart, Marti, Marty, Marve, Marx, Marzo, Masos, Mat, Mata, Mats, Matt, Matz, Mauro, Maurus, Maury, Max, Maxx, Maxy, Mayes, Mayo, Mays, More, Mori, Moris, Mort, Moss and Pears. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mars.