Roman mythology god of war
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Mars Origin and Meaning

The name Mars is a boy's name of French origin.

The name of the Roman god of war began to sound less intimidating when Erykah Badu gave it to her daughter, and musicians Thomas and Bruno Mars (the latter born Peter Hernandez) have given it a modern edge. Mars actually could make a pleasant, planetary middle name for either sex.

In Roman mythology, Mars was the god of not just war, but also agriculture, and was more down-to-earth and less cold and ruthless than his Greek counterpart Ares. He was considered a father of Rome, as he was the father of mythical founder Romulus.

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Famous People Named Mars

  • Bruno MarsAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Thomas Marsfrontman of French rock band Phoenix
  • Forrest Edward MarsAmerican founder of Mars, Inc. candy company

Mars in Pop Culture

  • MarsRoman god of war
  • Marsred planet named for the god
  • "Veronica Mars" TV show and its main character
  • "Eyes of Laura Mars" 1978 film
  • 30 Seconds to MarsAmerican rock band
  • The Mars VoltaAmerican rock band
  • "Life on Mars" TV show
  • MarsInc., U.S. candy company
  • "Mars Blackmon" Film/TV character in "She's Gotta Have It".