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Meaning and name origin

Martin \m(a)-rtin, mar-tin\ as a boy's name is pronounced MART-en, mar-TEEN. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Martin is "dedicated to Mars". The name originates with the Roman war god, Mars. Saint Martin de Porres (16th and 17th century), a man of mixed Spanish and Indian blood, is patron of work for interracial justice and harmony. Protestant reformer Martin Luther also influenced the name in the 19th century. Civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.; American President Martin Van Buren; film director Martin Scorsese; actors Martin Short, Martin Lawrence.

Martin has 17 variant forms: Marinos, Mart, Martel, Martell, Marten, Martenn, Marti, Martie, Martijn, Martinien, Martino, Martinos, Martinus, Marton, Marty, Martyn and Morten.

For more information, see also the related boy name Mark.

There is 1 feminine form of Martin: Martina.

Martin is also pronounced similarly to Merton, Morton and Murton. Other suggested similar baby names are Bartin, Marden, Mardon, Mardyn, Marlin, Marvin and Marwin.


Martin is a very popular first name for males (#85 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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