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Gender: M Meaning of Mark: "warlike" Origin of Mark: Latin Mark's Popularity in 2014: #189

After centuries of lagging behind other apostle names Peter and Paul, Mark suddenly caught on in the early 1950s, reaching Number 6 by 1960. It was in the Top 10 from 1955 to 1970. At this point, it's Number 189 in the Social Security database and 232 on Nameberry.

Mark Twain was, of course, the pen name taken by Samuel Clemens. Prominent current bearers include actor Mark Ruffalo, Mark Wahlberg (the onetime Marky Mark) and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Famous People Named Mark

Mark Ballas, American ballroom dancer
Mark Cuban, American entrepreneur
Mark Patrick Michael Feehily, Irish singer with the boyband Westlife
Mark Foster, American singer and founder of alternative band Foster the People
Mark Foster, English swimmer
Mark Gatiss, English actor/writer
Mark Hamill, American actor/voice actor
Mark Harmon, American actor
Mark Hoppus, bassist for American band Blink 182
Mark Indelicato, American actor
Mark Kalev Kostabi, American artist
Mark Larson, former guitarist of American band The Districts
Mark McMorris, Canadian professional snowboarder
Mark Owen, English singer-songwriter
Mark Pellegrino, American actor
Marliss "Mark" Pugh, child star of hip hop group "Another Bad Creation"
Mark Rosas, Mexican American pop singer
Mark Ruffalo, American actor
Mark Salling, American actor
Mark Sanchez, American football player for the NY Jets
Mark Sheppard, English actor
Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
Mark Strong, English actor
Mark Twain, pen name of American author Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, American actor
Mark Williams, English actor
Mark Zuckerberg, American founder of Facebook

Pop Culture References for the name Mark

Mark, from "Love Actually" (played by Andrew Lincoln)
Dr. Mark Greene, from "ER"
Mark Hall, vocalist for contemporary Christian band, Casting Crowns
Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan - Grey's Anatomy
Mark Cohen, RENT
Mark Healy, character from American TV series "Roseanne"
Mark Evans, from movie "The Good Son" played by Elijah Wood
Mark Bellison, main character from the movie "The Invention of Lying"
Dr. Mark Flemming, character on Lifetime's "The Client List"

Marquus, Marq, Markie, Marky, Markey, Marque

Mark's International Variations

Marx, Markell, Markus (German) Marek, Marecek, Marousek, MarÍk, Mares (Czech) Marku (Romanian) Markku (Finnish) Marcellino, Marcello, Marco (Spanish) Mawrth (Welsh) Marko (Ukrainian) Marcellin, Marcel, Marcellus, Marc (French) Maaka (Maori) Markos (Greek) Marcas (Scottish) Marcas (Gaelic)