Origin:Latin
Popularity:435
Meaning:dedicated to Mars
Are all males named Mark plotting their escape from earth to worship on another planet? Probably not. Its meaning, “dedicated to Mars,” refers not to planetary passion but to the Roman god of war. Famous people named Mark—which is a form of the classic Roman name Marcus—have lived up to the name’s characteristics: imaginative and wise. There’s Mark the apostle who wrote the second book of the New Testament, Mark Zuckerberg who founded Facebook and box office draws Mark Ruffalo and Mark Wahlberg, who found their way to Hollywood and into our hearts.

Famous Marks

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Mark Hamil
    Actor
  • Mark McGwire
    Baseball Player
  • Mark Ruffalo
    Actor
  • Mark Twain
    Author
  • Mark Wahlberg
    Actor
  • Mark Zuckerberg
    Entrepreneur

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Source: Social Security Administration

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