|Meaning:||dedicated to Mars|
|Related Names:||Ina, Mars, Marta, Marteena, Marteina, Martin, Martine, Martinez, Tina, -ina|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
In the United States, Martina was a top 1000 name during the twentieth century, but it never rose very high on the list. The name was most popular in the 1960s, when rose as high as 540th in 1962. The last time Martina appeared on the chart of top 1000 most popular girls' names was in the year 2000, when it ranked 921st.
Martina is much more popular in Europe. In Malta, for example, Martina was the 2nd most popular girl's name in 2007, and it has held this position since at least 2004. Martina is also a top 100 name in Spain and Catalonia and has retained a top 500 status in Sweden, and Norway during the early 21st century.
- 29th, Catalonia, 2003
- 42nd, Spain, 2005
- 119th, Sweden, 2000
- 333rd, Norway, 2001
Martina is also a popular name in South America. In 2006, Martina was the 4th most popular name in Argentina and the 2nd most popular in Chile.
Popularity of the name Martina has fluctuated greatly in Australia. In 2004, Martina ranked at number 386, but in 2006, it was down to 1333.
As a surname, Martina is relatively uncommon. According to WhitePages.com, it ranked as the 21,827th most common surname in the United States. The most people with the last name Martina are to be found in Florida, California, New York and Louisiana.
- The common Hispanic surname Martinez means "son of Martin."
- Martina was a consort of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius in the 7th century. She was named for her father, Martinus.
- Saint Martina was a 3rd century martyr, also known as Martina of Rome.
- There are several days that are considered Name Days for Martina:
- January 12th
- January 30th
- July 17th (Czech Republic)
- September 9th (Slovakia)
- November 10th (Sweden)
- Martina Franca, Italy
- Martina Mountain, Arizona
- Martina Aitolehti: Finnish model (born July 16, 1982)
- Martina Arroyo: opera singer, soprano (born February 2, 1937)
- Martina Astner: singer
- Martina Ertl-Renz: Olympic skier (born September 12, 1973)
- Martina Freytag: Jazz musician
- Martina Gedeck: German actress (born September 14, 1961)
- Martina Hingis: tennis player (born September 30, 1980)
- Martina Hoffman: artist
- Martina Klein: model
- Martina Laird: actress (born 1971)
- Martina McBride: country western singer (born July 29, 1966)
- Martina Muller: model
- Martina Navratilova: tennis player (born October 18, 1956)
- Martina Pilcerova: artist
- Martina Stella: Italian actress (born November 28, 1984)
- Martina Topley-Bird: British singer
- Martina Wied: writer
- Martina Mars: actress
|Meaning||dedicated to Mars +|
|Meaningnc||dedicated to mars +|
|Origin||Latin +, Italian +, and Czech +|
|Rank in 2000s||0 +|
|Related||Ina +, Mars +, Marta +, Marteena +, Marteina +, Martin +, Martine +, Martinez +, Tina +, and -ina +|