Martina: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Martina

Martina

Pronunciation: mahr-TEEN-ə (key)

Origin of the name Martina:

Feminine form of Martin, from the Latin name Martīnus, which is derived from Mars, the name of the Roman mythological god of war. Martina, a common name throughout Europe, received a boost in popularity through the fame of tennis star Martina Navratilova (b. 1956).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Martine, Marty, Tina

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This has been my name for 30+ years. I've always gotten compliments on it and very rarely come across someone else with the same name.

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Nicknames for Martina: | Edit

Marty, Mattie, Tina, Tin-Tin

Meanings and history of the name Martina: | Edit

Feminine form of Martin, meaning "soldier" or "of Mars, the god of war". Martina means "tiny sea" Mar = sea, and "Tin/ Tina" = tiny in latin.

Famous real-life people named Martina: | Edit

Martina McBride, American country music singer
Martina Navratilova, Czech-American tennis player
Martina Hingis American tennis player

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