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Gender: M Meaning of Mark: "warlike" Origin of Mark: Latin Mark's Popularity in 2015: #196

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 196 in the Social Security database and 290 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 Alexander Ballas, American ballroom dancer
Mark Lee, Canadian member of kpop groups NCT U & NCT 127
Mark Cuban, American entrepreneur
Mark Patrick Michael Feehily, Irish singer with the boyband Westlife
Mark Edward Fischbach aka Markiplier, American YouTuber
Mark Foster, American singer and founder of alternative band Foster the People
Mark Foster, English swimmer
Mark Gatiss, English actor/writer
Mark Richard 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 Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
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
Mark Fischbach, an American YouTube gamer and internet personality

Pop Culture References for the name Mark

Mark, the second book in the New Testament
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"
Mark Watney, main character in the book and film "The Martian"
Mark Darcy, from "Bridget Jones's Diary"
Mark, character on TV's "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23"
Mark Mardon aka Weather Wizard, character on TV's "The Flash"
Mark Blackthorn, character from Cassandra Clare's "The Dark Artifices" series

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)