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Gender: M Origin of Mars: Roman mythology god of war

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.

Famous People Named Mars

Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter
Thomas Mars, frontman of French rock band Phoenix
Forrest Edward Mars, American founder of Mars, Inc. candy company

Pop Culture References for the name Mars

Mars, Roman god of war
Mars, red planet named for the god
"Veronica Mars," TV show and its main character
"Eyes of Laura Mars," 1978 film
30 Seconds to Mars, American rock band
The Mars Volta, American rock band
"Life on Mars," TV show
Mars, Inc., U.S. candy company