Martyn - boys name

Martyn name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 17%

Martyn name meaning:

The name Martyn is a variant of the name Martin, derived from the Latin name "Martinus," which itself is derived from the Roman god Mars, the god of war. The name Martyn carries with it the meaning of "warlike" or "belonging to Mars." It is an ancient name with strong historical and cultural associations.

People named Martyn are often known for their courageous and competitive nature. They possess a strong sense of loyalty and are willing to go to great lengths to protect and defend their loved ones. Martyns are generally independent and self-reliant individuals who are not afraid to take risks. They have a natural inclination for leadership and often excel in positions of authority.

In addition to its historical and mythological connotations, the name Martyn also carries a sense of strength and determination. It is a name that symbolizes bravery and valor, making it a suitable choice for parents seeking a name that embodies these qualities for their son.

Origin: English

Warrior of Mars.

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Overall UK ranking: 3990 out of 4789

4 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Martyn

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