Gender: Male Meaning of Mark: "warlike" Origin of Mark: Latin Mark's Popularity in 2019: #223

Mark Origin and Meaning

The name Mark is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "warlike".

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 and second only to Michael in popular boy names starting with M.

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.

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Rank in US: #223

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Pop Culture References for the name Mark

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, (French)


morning_glory Says:


Clear-eyed, definitely! That's a very good description:)

morning_glory Says:


I really like Mark. It fits just about any age I can think of, and I love the meaning ("warlike")! I guess it depends on how you take the word - I would associate warlike in terms of being like a spiritual warrior, ready and equipped for battle. (Also about 'spark' - I think people give names spark more than the actual names do themselves.)

yourlocaldumpster Says:


I love this because Mark Blackthorn, from the Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare.

Chloe14 Says:


This is one of my favorite boys' names!

kertheshe Says:


Mark is a great name, in my opinion. It may not have a 'spark', but it sure as hell sounds strong and reliable. There are too many names 'with a spark' that are completely ridiculous, so it's better to not have a 'spark' than b stuck with a dumb name like 'Blanket' or some crap for the rest of their teenage years.

kalanigirl Says:


My father was named Mark Wayne, after Mark Twain. I would love the name solely on the conviction of Mark Twain, but it's made all the more special to me because of my father. My style is very split between classic and quirky, and this name appeals to my classic side in its solid simplicity.

Zelliew Says:


Yes - I like Mark because it's straightforward and unpretentious

clairelaliberte Says:


I know a few Marks, and I think it's a versatile name, as they are all very different and I still feel like their names suit them.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This name is growing on me a bit, but still too popular for my tastes. Oh and no joke, I have come across a Marrck before.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I agree with lesliemarion. It's a name I'm keen on, but tell me, would the meaning discourage you from using it?

lesliemarion Says:


I agree with the nameberry comment about it not having much spark.
However, I think there are a lot of freaky names out there with "spark".
What I like about Mark is that it sounds solid and dependable and kind and clear-eyed. Leave spark to Django and Tundra and Noble; give me a good Mark any day!

raevynstar Says:


I'd rather meet a little Matthew, Luke or John...but I don't hate this name...