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What does Martyn mean?

Martyn Pronunciation of Martyn [mar-tyn] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the name Martyn means "dedicated to Mars". Martyn is a variant form of Martin (Latin).

Associated with: dedicated (faithful).


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

9 more related forms via Martin: Mart, Martel, Martell, Marti, Martie, Martino, Martinos, Martinus and Marty.

Creative forms:
(male) Mactyn, Mertyn, ..

(female) Martynna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Martyn Keanu (M.K.), ..

How popular is Martyn?

Martyn is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#16859 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Mart, Martel, Martell, Martin (#276 last year) and Marty are the popular related forms of Martyn (outside Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Martyn was well-received 135 years ago (median #1384) and has become significantly diminished since (#1655, down 79%), with versions like Marty becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Martyn is pronounced similarly to Merton, Morton and Murton. Other suggested similar names are Aaryn, Barten, Bartin, Barton, Carwyn, Darryn, Darton, Darwyn, Daryn, Garlyn, Garton, Garvyn, Garwyn, Harlyn, Jaryn, Malvyn (see Malvin), Manten (see Manton), Manton, Marden, Mardon, Mardyn (see Marden), Marion, Marlan, Marlen, Marlin, Marlon, Marly, Marmyon (see Marmion), Marsten, Marston, Marven, Marvin, Marvyn, Marwin, Marwynn, Matty, Merlyn, Mervyn, Merwyn, Morfyn, Morty, Morvyn, Mostyn, Murvyn, Parton, Tarryn, Varten and Warton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Martyn.

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