Usage: Mark, of Latin origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Mark are in general originating from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Malta, Netherlands, Philippines, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 7.
Qualities: Philosophical, Spiritual
Ruling planet: Neptune
The name Mark is ranked on the 9th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 13788400 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.189% of the population. The name Mark has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Mark for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Mark is 25 April.
History and Origin
Mark is a common male given name and is derived from old Latin "Mart-kos", which means "consecrated to the god Mars", and also may mean "God of war" or "to be warlike". Marcus was one of the three most common given names in Ancient Rome. See Roman given names.
English: from the Latin name Marcus, borne by the evangelist, author of the second gospel in the New Testament, and by several other early and medieval saints. St Mark became the patron saint of Venice, and the Italian name Marco has long been especially popular in that city. This was one of the extremely limited number of Roman given names in use in the classical period. There were only about a dozen of these in general use, with perhaps another dozen confined to particular families. In Arthurian legend, King Mark is the aged ruler of Cornwall to whom Isolde is brought as a bride by Tristan. Mark was not notably borne by royalty and was not a particularly common name in the Middle Ages outside a few centres such as Venice.
Cognates: Irish and Scottish Gaelic: Marcas. French: Marc. Italian, Spanish: Marco. Portuguese (also Spanish): Marcos. Romanian: Marku. German: Markus. Polish, Czech: Marek. Ukrainian: Marko. Finnish: Markku.
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