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What does Marten mean?

Marten Pronunciation of Marten [marten] as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and the meaning of Marten is "dedicated to Mars". Marten is a Scandinavian form of Martin (Latin).

Associated with: scandinavian, dedicated (faithful).


Marten has 5 variants: Martenn, Martijn, Marton, Martyn and Morten.

10 more different relations via Martin: Mart, Martel, Martell, Marti, Martie, Martinien, Martino, Martinos, Martinus and Marty.

Creative forms:
(male) Maten, ..

(female) Martle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marten Cassius (M.C.), ..

How popular is Marten?

Marten is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#10282 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Mart, Martel, Martell, Martin (#276 the previous year) and Marty are the popular variation forms of Marten (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Marten were at the top of their popularity a century ago (median #1384) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1655, 78.9%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mart, Martel, Martell, Martin, Marty in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marten is alike in pronunciation to Merton, Morton and Murton. Other suggested similar names are Aaren, Barden, Barten, Barton, Carden, Carmen, Dalten, Daren, Darien, Darren, Dayten, Farren, Garmen, Garren, Garven, Garwen, Gorten, Halten (see Halton), Harben, Harden, Harken, Harlen, Harmen, Harte, Horten, Jaren, Jarren, Larren, Larsen, Madteo, Manten (see Manton), Manton, Marcel, Marden, Mardon, Mardyn (see Marden), Marek, Mareo, Marion, Markel, Marlea, Marley, Marlin, Marlon, Marmeon (see Marmion), Marmer, Marsden, Marsean, Marsten, Marvel, Marven, Marvin, Marvyn, Marwin, Maslen, Mateo, Matteo, Merven, Milten (see Milton), Morgen, Morven, Naren, Parken, Parton, Paten, Patten, Paxten, Taren, Tarren, Varden, Varten and Warren. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marten.

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