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Gender: male
Pronunciation: MART-en, MAR-tin, mar-TAN, mar-TEEN, MAHR-tin, MAWR-teen, mahr-TIN
Meaning: of Mars, war-like, dedicated to Mars
Related Names: Marden, Marinos, Mars, Mart, Marta, Martel, Martell, Marten, Martenn, Marti, Martie, Martijn, Martinien, Martino, Martinos, Martinus, Marton, Marty, Martyn, -in

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Rank in 2000s: 196

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Name: martin Origin: Roman,,, Latin,, Meaning (no case): of mars, war-like, dedicated to mars





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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

The name Martin derives from the Latin “Martinus” meaning “of Mars” or “war-like” in reference to the Roman mythological God Mars – the God of war. Gaelic forms of Martin are “Mairtfn,” “Martan” and “Martainn” (Scottish).

Saint Martin of Tours was a bishop in the 4th century. He is the patron saint of France, beggars, wine growers and innkeepers. According to legend, on a cold winter night, he gave half of his cloak to a beggar.

Five Popes were named Martin from the 7th through 15th centuries.

The German Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a church reformer who popularized the name in the Middle Ages.

POPULARITY

According to the 1990 United States Census, Martin ranked as the 85th most popular male first name, the 3,021st most popular female first name and the 16th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names every decade since 1880. In the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 300 most popular boys' names every year from 2000 (177th) through 2006 (200th).

In the 21st century, the name Martin has easily ranked in the Top 50 most popular boys' names every year in Norway, ranking in the Top 10 six out of the seven years from 2000 (1st) through 2006 (8th).

Norway Popularity of the boy's name Martin in the 21st Century.

  • Year: 2006 Rank:8th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:9th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:27th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:5th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:1st
  • Year: 2001 Rank:2nd
  • Year: 2000 Rank:1st

Additionally, it reached the the number one boy’s name ranking in Norway in 1995, 1996, 1998 and 1999.

FACTS

  • January 12th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin of Leon.
  • January 31st is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin Manuel.
  • February 6th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin de Aguirre and St. Martin Loynaz of the Ascension.
  • February 18th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Martin.
  • March 1st is celebrated in Bulgaria in honor of the name Martin.
  • March 20th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin of Braga.
  • April 13th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin I (Pope).
  • April 14th is celebrated in the Ukraine in honor of the name Martin.
  • June 21st is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin of Tongres.
  • July 1st is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin of Vienne.
  • August 17th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of Bl. Martin Gomez.
  • September 3rd is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin de Hinojosa.
  • September 28th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin.
  • October 8th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin Cid.
  • October 24th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin of Vertou.
  • November 3rd is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin de Porres.
  • November 8th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin Tho and St. Martin Tinh.
  • November 10th is celebrated in Sweden and Estonia in honor of the name Martin.
  • November 11th is celebrated in the Czech Republic, France, Germany and Slovakia in honor of the name Martin.
  • November 11th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin of Tours.
  • November 26th is celebrated by the Catholic Church in honor of St. Martin of Arades.

NAMESAKES

  • “Martin Luther King Jr. Day” is a holiday observed on the third Monday in January each year in honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Abraham, Martin, and John” is a song by rock singer and songwriter Dion.
  • “Martin” is a name belonging to locations in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee, USA.

FAMOUS PERSONS

  • Martin Van Buren – Eighth President of the United States.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. – Civil rights activist famous for his “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • Martin Scorsese – Television and film director who finally won an Academy Award (Oscar) for “Best Achievement in Directing” for “The Departed” in 2006 after being nominated on six previous occassions.
  • Steve Martin – Television and movie actor and comedian.
  • Martin Short – Movie and television actor who won a primetime Emmy Award.

NOTES



OTHER MARTIN'S

Martin Sabo, Martin Vega, Martin Smith, Martin Johnson, Martin Williams, Martin Jones, Martin Brown, Martin Davis, Martin Miller, Martin Wilson, Martin Moore, Martin Taylor, Martin Aabye, Martin Aalso, Martin Aamodt, Martin Aardema, Martin Aaron, Martin Aarons, Martin Aas, Martin Aavik, Martin Abad, Martin Abadani, Martin Abadilla, Martin Abala, Martin Abankwa, Martin Abarca, Martin Abasolo, Martin Abasta, Martin Abate, Martin Abaurrea, Martin Abbate, Martin Abbaticchio, Martin Abbe, Martin Abbenhouse, Martin Abbey, Martin Abbiss, Martin Abbot, Martin Abbott, Martin Abderhalden, Martin Abdill, Martin Achanfari, Martin Autentico, Martin Gage, Martin Pace, Martin Aaberg, Martin Aalsma, Martin Aalsop, Martin Aalto, Martin Aalund, Martin Aardewijn, More results

Author: Rich Kachold, +Sabertooth

Facts about MartinRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning of Mars, war-like, dedicated to Mars  +
Meaningnc of mars, war-like, dedicated to mars  +
Name martin  +
Origin Roman  +, and Latin  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation MART-en, MAR-tin, mar-TAN, mar-TEEN, MAHR-tin, MAWR-teen, mahr-TIN  +
Rank in 2000s 196  +
Related Marden  +, Marinos  +, Mars  +, Mart  +, Marta  +, Martel  +, Martell  +, Marten  +, Martenn  +, Marti  +, Martie  +, Martijn  +, Martinien  +, Martino  +, Martinos  +, Martinus  +, Marton  +, Marty  +, Martyn  +, and -in  +
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