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Gender: F Origin of Mars: Roman god of war

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Men may be from Mars, but now that not one but two celebrities -- singer Erykah Badu and Workaholics star Blake Anderson -- have named their daughters Mars, we have to add it to the girls' roster. It fits right in with the other mythological names gaining in popularity today.

Famous People Named Mars

Mars Ilah Anderson (b. 2014), daughter of comedian Blake Anderson
Mars Merkaba Flowers-Wright (b. 2009), daughter of musicians Erykah Badu and Jay Electronica

Pop Culture References for the Name Mars

Veronica Mars, title character in T.V. show "Veronica Mars:"
Sailor Mars, character in TV series, 'Sailor Moon'