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What does Morten mean?

Morten Pronunciation of Morten [morten] as a boys' name is of Latin and Old English origin, and Morten means "dedicated to Mars; moor town". Morten is an alternate form of Martin (Latin). Morten is also a derivative of Morton (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, dedicated (faithful), moor.


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

7 more alternative forms via Martin, Morton: Mart, Martel, Martell, Marti, Martie, Martino and Marty.

Creative forms:
(male) Monten, Morden, ..

(female) Moren, Mormer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Morten Axton (M.A.), ..

How popular is Morten?

Morten is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#36232 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Martin (#276 from recent data), Marty, Morton, Martell, Martel and Mart are the popular related forms of Morten (outside Top 2000). Usage of these forms of Morten was widespread in the 1880s (average #1221) and is now significantly less (#1712, 80%), with versions like Morton falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Morten is pronounced similarly to Merton and Murton. Other suggested similar names are Barten, Bolten, Borden, Colten, Corben, Coren, Cortes, Cortez, Cotten, Dorien, Dorren, Forden, Forteny (see Fortney), Gorden, Goren, Gorren, Gorten, Gorton, Horten, Horton, Jorden, Joren, Jorgen, Kolten, Koren, Kortes, Kortez, Loren, Lorren, Manten (see Manton), Marden, Mardon, Mardyn (see Marden), Marlen, Marsten, Marven, Merlen, Merven, Milten (see Milton), Monte, Montel, Montes, Montez, More, Morey, Morfin, Morfyn, Morgan, Morgen, Morgun, Moriel, Morlee, Morley, Morrel, Morrey, Morse, Mort, Mortimer, Morty, Mortymer, Morven, Morvyn, Mostyn, Normen, Norton, Porter, Soren, Toren, Torsten, Varten and Worden. These names tend to be more frequently used than Morten.

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