Martin - boys name

Martin name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Martin name meaning:

The name Martin is of Latin origin and has several possible meanings. One interpretation is that it comes from the Roman name Martinus, which is derived from Mars, the Roman god of war. In this context, Martin may be associated with qualities such as strength, courage, and determination. Another interpretation is that it is derived from the Latin word "martius," meaning "of Mars" or "belonging to Mars." This could suggest a connection to the month of March, which was named after Mars and was traditionally associated with the beginning of spring and the renewal of life.

In addition to its Latin roots, the name Martin has various cultural and regional associations. It is a common given name in many European countries and has been anglicized in different forms, such as Marten or Morten. Overall, the name Martin carries a sense of strength, valor, and connection to ancient mythology, making it a timeless and classic choice for a boy's name.

Origin: Latin



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Related names

Martin , Marteena, Martine, Marty

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Overall UK ranking: 240 out of 4789

208 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (297)

Historical popularity of Martin

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