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.
Lists containing Mark:
- Classic Baby Names for Boys
- Traditional Baby Names
- Boy Names ALWAYS in the Top 1000
- One-Syllable Middle Names for Boys
- Bible Names for Boys
- 1980s Baby Names