Marek: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Marek | Boys
Origin of the name Mark:
English cognate of the Latin Marcus, a name of debated origin and meaning. Most believe it has its root in Mars, the name of the Roman mythological god of war, and thus give it the meaning “war-like.” Others, however, think it to be from mas (manly) or from the Greek malakoz (soft, tender). The name was borne in the Bible by one of the four evangelists, the author of the second Gospel.
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It's Rare. Pronounced Mah-rek or Mar-ick.
It's a common Polish name. In English, it's pronounced "Merrick".
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I named my son Marek. In cities, it's common, but in small towns, people seem to have more problems pronouncing his name.
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Means "War-Like". it is Polish, Czech, Slovak (Slavic). It is a form of "Mark"
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MAREK ZIDLICKY & MAREK SVATOS are NHL Hockey Players.
Marek Hlasko is a famous Polish novelist
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Andre Marek is a professor of archeology in Michael Crichton's 2000 novel "Timeline".
Global Popularity of the Name Marek
- #20 in Czech Republic
- #251 in Canada (Quebec)
- #308 in Canada (Alberta)