Morten Name Meaning & Origin
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
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
- Morten in song, story & screen
Morten Schwarzkopf, liberal young medical student who falls in love with Toni in Thomas Mann's classic novel "Buddenbrooks"