Mark: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mark
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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A good, pleasant-sounding name.
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I have an uncle Mark. His sibling are Judy, Ruth, Sarah, Jon, and Debbie. Old fashioned, simple and nice name.
My husband changed his name to Mark. Similar to his original name, but simpler. No confusions anymore.
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Marcus, Marky, Marco (Polo), Mick, Mickey
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Mark Twain, American author
Mark Sheehan, guitarist of The Script
Mark Wahlberg, AKA Marky Mark, actor/rapper
Mark Spitz, Olympic swimmer
Mark Anthony (Marcus Antonius), Roman general and lover of Cleopatra
Mark Foster, American Musician, Lead singer of Foster the People
Mark Pontius, American Musician, Drummer of Foster the People
Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits)
Mark Owen, Singer/ Previous member of the band "Take That"
Mark Teixeira, American professional baseball player.
Mark Sanchez, American football quarterback
Mark Buehrle, starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.
Mark Speight, Previous children's entertainer and artist of the children's art show "Smart"
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and creator of Facebook
Mark Sheppard, British actor
Mark Pellegrino, American actor
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Mark Cohen, main character/narrator of Broadway musical Rent.
Dr. Mark Sloan, former character in Grey's Anatomy. Head of plastic surgery, and is now deceased.
Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones' love interest in the novels by Helen Fielding (and played by Colin Firth in the film adaptations)
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