Morten: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Morten

Morten

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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.

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This is the Danish and Norwegian variation on "Martin". At the moment it is at number sixteen in Norwegian popularity.

A problem with this name may be the root "Mort -", which in many Romance languages symbolizes death and dying.

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The name derives from "Mars", symbolic of both war and fertility.

Famous real-life people named Morten: | Edit

Morten Abel, Norwegian pop singer
Morten Frost, Danish badminton player and coach
Morten Harket, Norwegian singer
Morten Lauridsen, American composer
Morten Olsen, Danish soccer player and manager

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Morten Schwarzkopf, liberal young medical student who falls in love with Toni in Thomas Mann's classic novel "Buddenbrooks"

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