Meaning:dedicated to Mars
A sturdy, no-nonsense name, Martin is taken from the Latin name Martinus, which came from Mars, the Roman god of war. The name’s popularity in the ancient Christian world was influenced by St. Martin of Tours, a selfless fourth-century bishop who was the patron saint of France. Though Martin comes with a old-fogy pedigree, it has been on an upward swing on the baby-name charts. A modern-day bearer of the name was civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Martins

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Martin Gore
  • Martin Lawrence
    Actor, Comedian
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
    Activist, Civil Rights Activist
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Martin Short
  • Martin Van Buren
    United States President
  • Steve Martin

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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