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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Famous People Named Mark

  • Saint Mark the Evangelistauthor of the Gospel of Mark
  • Mark Twainpen name of American novelist Samuel Langhorne Clemens
  • Mark Robert Michael WahlbergAmerican actor
  • Mark WilliamsEnglish actor
  • Mark Elliot ZuckerbergAmerican founder of Facebook
  • Mark Alexander BallasAmerican ballroom dancer
  • Mark CubanAmerican entrepreneur
  • Mark Patrick Michael FeehilyIrish singer with the boyband Westlife
  • Mark Edward Fischbach aka MarkiplierAmerican YouTuber
  • Mark FosterAmerican singer of band Foster the People
  • Mark Andrew FosterEnglish swimmer
  • Mark GatissEnglish actor/writer
  • Mark Richard HamillAmerican actor/voice actor
  • (Thomas) Mark HarmonAmerican actor
  • Mark Allan Hoppusbassist for American band Blink 182
  • Mark IndelicatoAmerican actor
  • Mark Kalev KostabiAmerican artist
  • Mark Larsonformer guitarist of American band The Districts
  • Mark McMorrisCanadian professional snowboarder
  • Mark Anthony Patrick OwenEnglish singer,songwriter of group Take That
  • Mark Ross PellegrinoAmerican actor
  • Marliss "Mark" Pughchild star of hip hop group "Another Bad Creation"
  • Mark Alan RuffaloAmerican actor
  • Mark RuttePrime Minister of the Netherlands
  • Mark Wayne SallingAmerican actor
  • Mark Travis John SanchezAmerican NFL player
  • Mark Andreas SheppardEnglish actor
  • Mark Strong (born Marco Giuseppe Salussolia)British actor
  • Mark Yien Tuan, Taiwanese,American rapper and dancer; member of the South Korean boy band Got7
  • Mark Lee (Minhyung)Canadian,Korean rapper, dancer, and singer of boy band NCT
  • Mark HallAmerican singer of Christian band Casting Crowns
  • Mark LinnBaker, American actor
  • Mark Anthony Tildesley (b. 1976)7 year old British boy who was abducted, raped and killed in 1984

Mark in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Mark Greenecharacter on TV's "ER"
  • Dr. Mark Sloancharacter on TV's Diagnosis: Murder
  • Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloancharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Mark Cohencharacter in musical "Rent"
  • Mark Healycharacter on TV's "Roseanne"
  • Mark Evanscharacter in movie "The Good Son"
  • Mark Bellisonmain character in film "The Invention of Lying"
  • Dr. Mark Flemmingcharacter on TV's "The Client List"
  • Mark Watneymain character in the book and film "The Martian"
  • Mark Darcycharacter in "Bridget Jones's Diary"
  • Markcharacter on TV's "Don't Trust the B,,,, in Apartment 23"
  • Mark Mardon aka Weather Wizardcharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Mark Blackthorncharacter from Cassandra Clare's "The Dark Artifices" series
  • Markcharacter in film "Love Actually"
  • Mark Brendanawiczcharacter on TV's Parks and Recreation
  • Mark Corriganmain character on British TV series Peep Show
  • Mark Mackcharacter on TV's Oz
  • Mark Jeffersoncharacter in the video game Life Is Strange
  • Detective Lieutenant Mark Hoffmancharacter from the SAW movie franchise, played by Costas Mandylor

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