Martin: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Martin

Martin

Pronunciation: MAHR-tin (key)

Origin of the name Martin:

From the Latin Martinus (of Mars, war-like), a derivative of Mars, the name of the Roman mythological god of war. The name was borne by St. Martin of Tours (c. 315 – 397). He is mainly remembered for splitting his cloak in two and giving half to a beggar.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My 8 year old is named Martin, He is named after a great grandfather. We love his name, it is not too common and fits his personality.

My 2 yr old son is name Martin. For the most part we call him "Mars." He is truly out of this world. And we love a single syllable nickname. Also note, we do live in So Cal and he gets Mar-teen - a lot, which is not bothersome to our family.

My little brother is Martin. He's not very big for his age, but kind and loving, and very much a leader. He was named for his great-great-grandfather. His twin is Markus.

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Marty, Mars, Art, Artie

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Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights campaigner
Martin Luther, German religious reformer
Martin Lawrence, American comedic actor
Martin Scorsese, American film director
Martin Sheen, American actor
Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the United States
Martin Klein, American science historian

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Martin Prince, a sissy character on the animated TV series The Simpsons
Martin Crane, Frasier's father on the American sitcom Frasier
Marty McFly, protagonist of the Back to the Future film series
Martin Payne, title character from the '90s sitcom "Martin"

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