Martin name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Martin mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Martin

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Canada, the name Martin is of Roman origin and means "Son of Mars, God of War. Warlike. Warrior. Victorious".
  2. A submission from Nigeria says the name Martin means "Am martin,the meaning of is son of mars God of war".
  3. A user from Albania says the name Martin is of Latin origin and means "'of Mars' referring to the Roman god of war Mars, also 'of war/battle'".
  4. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Martin is of Greek origin and means "My Name Truly Means Mars God of War".
  5. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Martin is of Latin origin and means "It's Roman for god of war, warlike".
  6. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Martin means "God of war".
  7. A submission from Uganda says the name Martin means "Roman god of war".
  8. According to a user from Nebraska, U.S., the name Martin means "Warlike. Warrior. Of or dedicated to Mars".
  9. A user from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Martin means "Mars god".
  10. A submission from Ghana says the name Martin means "A peaceful war bird" and is of Nigerian origin.
  11. According to 4 people from all over the world, the name Martin is of Scottish origin and means "Warrior".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mar"tin
A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.

Etymology: Etymol. uncertain

noun Mar"tin
One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.

Note: ☞ The American purple martin, or bee martin Progne subis or Progne purpurea), and the European house martin, or window martin Hirundo urbica or Chelidon urbica), are the best known species.

Etymology: F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. Martlet

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
  2. United States singer (1917-1995)
  3. United States actress (1913-1990)
  4. United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
  5. French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)

From Latin Mārtīnus (“of or like Mars” or “little Mars”), Mārs, Mārtis + -īnus (diminutive suffix). Furthermore, the name Mārs is likely to have been brought into Latin from elsewhere, likely the Etruscan Maris that was their name for the same deity.

  1. A male given name from Latin originally given in honor of a fourth century soldier-saint.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. An surname​ for someone who lived near a mere.
  4. A small city, the county seat of Bennett County, South Dakota, United States.

Martin was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Old French, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Martin

Notable Persons Named Martin

Martin Shkreli

Martin Shkreli is a corporate executive, hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, livestreamer, hedge fund, and hedge fundmanager. Martin was born in 1983 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Martin Luther

He holds the title Ein feste Burg sung in German. Martin was born on November 10th, 1483 in Eisleben. He died on February 18th, 1546.

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is a director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and film historian. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Martin was given the name Martin Charles Scorsese by his parents Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese on November 17th, 1942 in Queens, New York, U.S. Martin is also known as Marty.

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman is an actor. He was most active from 1997 to present. Martin was given the name Martin John Christopher Freeman on September 8th, 1971 in Aldershot.

Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen is an actor and activist. His ongoing career started in 1961. Martin was given the name Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez on August 3rd, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix is an edm, progressive house, electro house, deep house, and jumpstyle musician. He plays FL Studio. He has had major accomplishments since 2012. Martin was given the name Martijn Garritsen on May 14th, 1996 in Amstelveen.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Martin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Martin

George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin is a science fiction, horror fiction, and fantasy short story writer, novelist, screenwriter, and short story. George was given the name George Raymond Martin on September 20th, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States.

Dean Martin

Dean Martin was a singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. Dean was given the name Dino Paul Crocetti on June 7th, 1917 in Steubenville, Ohio. He passed away on December 25th, 1995.

Chris Martin

Chris was given the name Christopher Anthony John Martin on March 2nd, 1977 in Exeter.

Steve Martin

Steve Martin is an improvisational theatre, surreal humour, comedy music, physical comedy, sketch comedy, word play, and satire musician. Steve was given the name Stephen Glenn Martin on August 14th, 1945 in Waco, Texas, U.S.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a singer, actor, and author. He holds the title Menudo "Rayo de Luna" and Ricky Martin "Livin' la Vida Loca". He has been prominent since 1985. Ricky was given the name Enrique Martín Morales on December 24th, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Max Martin

Max Martin is a pop music, dance-pop, pop rock, electropop, contemporary r&b, and europop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Max was given the name Martin Karl Sandberg on February 26th, 1971 in Stockholm.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Martin U.S.
  White 74.80% 64.26%
  African American 15.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Martin

People with the last name Martin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Martin

  • What name lists does Martin rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Martin? Martin is the 234th most popular name of all time. As a last name Martin was the 20th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Martin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 310,351 babies born with the first name Martin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Martin to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Martin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 357 new born babies.
  • When was Martin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Martin is Sunday, May 11th, 1823.
  • What year had the most people named Martin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Martin was in 1963 with a total of 6,073 babies. That's a lot of babies named Martin!
  • Random Martin Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Martin ranks 59th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 72 babies in Colorado have the same name in 1958.
  • Weird things about the name Martin: The name spelled backwards is Nitram. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Armint. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Martin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 702,625 people with the last name Martin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Martin? Martin was ranked as the 20th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Martin name meaning

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