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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Mark
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Mark in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Mark:
Records indicate that 1,338,137 boys in the United States have been named Mark since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1960, when 58,711 people in the U.S. were given the name Mark. Those people are now 57 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Mark
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18 Positive Comments
"My name is Mark. I was born in 1963, right about when that name was most popular for babies. In my small school there were two Marks in my class. He was called Mark and I was called by my last name, but later we were both called by our last names. Out of over 300 coworkers at my job, I think there are only 3 other Marks, so not too common. I like that my name backwards spells Kram. I use that for passwords a lot!!" Jan. 2, 2017:
"My name is Mark, and I like it. The only thing I don't like about it though, is the fact that a lot of people call me "Markus" or "Marcus" thinking Mark is short for one of them, or just to be irritating, which is usually the case. I also hate those two names, so when people call me either of them, it really is annoying." Nov. 17, 2012:
"I am a Mark as well. I have had every name that has a Mark in it some where. It's cool. I can handle the nick-names. The name means Mighty warrior and I think I represent the name well. Most Marks do." Apr. 9, 2010:
"We named our son Mark Alan in 1974. He has alway like his name, and I think it is classic...strong and masculine." Feb. 1, 2010:
"My name is Mark. My Dad says that they choose it because that's the sound a harelip dog makes, "mark, mark!" He thinks this is funny. I like my name and have never had any real issues with it. Derived from Mars, god of war, it always seemed cool for me as a boy. I have been called Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Markito, Marky, Marky-Mark (and the funky bunch)by my friends thru the years, but it never really bothers me, because I know they don't mean it maliciously. When I was young, I didn't prefer Marky, but when my two year old niece calls me, "uncle Marky", it's sweet." Aug. 19, 2009:
"my grandpa is mark, i love my grandpa!! hes really nice and outgoing." Jul. 22, 2009:
"We just named our son Mark. It's my dad's name and I've always liked it - a good strong, concise name for man. Classic but not common these days. Also, we live in Spain and it's easy to pronounce in both Spanish and English." Jun. 9, 2009:
"I am Mark aka Clark Kent/Superman... you know that superman position my wife wants me to do to her all the time." Jan. 1, 2009:
"i am called mark and it must be a great name if i got called it :)" Nov. 6, 2008:
"My name is mark. Its really annoying when people say "markus" or marky. I always add an s to their name to see what its lieke" Jun. 13, 2008:
"Mark is a classic name. It's easy to pronounce and spell." Oct. 4, 2007:
"My name is Mark and I have never had an issue and it is NEVER mispronounced" May. 21, 2007:
"I think it's classic and not too common these days. My dad and my fiance are both marks, so I can't deny that it's a great name." Dec. 23, 2006:
"My son is named Mark, he was named after my brother. He has always disliked the name, saying it lacked originality. He is now 18, a musician and very creative, he would have liked to have been named something unique. I think it's not the name that makes you unique. I like it!" Sep. 26, 2006:
"Mark is a great name. I'm in love with a man named Mark." May. 16, 2006:
"Many people mistake my name as martin when I say it. I was named after a Mark born in the late 1800's." Mar. 8, 2006:
"I love the name Mark i know 3 other people named Mark and I love that name!" Dec. 17, 2005:
"I like the name mark. Its my brother's name and i love it because it leaves so many different names we can use to pick on him. I especially like "Marker", "Marko", "Markster". He hates all of these as well as when i have called him a bookmark. It's just a good name for picking on." Nov. 24, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"this kid named mark is really annoying it ruined my life now i cant think of the name mark without thinking of him" Sep. 17, 2014:
6 Neutral Comments
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"my son is Mark and I Love it because it is easy to pronounce even people who cannot speak English." Sep. 15, 2009:
"well, dats my ex-bf's name so idk wat i think about it..." Dec. 6, 2008:
"i had loved b-4 but my ex is named dat so, not so much..." Dec. 1, 2008:
"My name has been Mark for almost 52 years--works for me. I'm far more concerned about being called than what I'm called." Feb. 17, 2006:
"I'm surprised at the reported popularity of the name Mark in the 40s and 50s. It was not until I was 15 in 1958 before I met another Mark whereas in the 80s and 90s it seemed that every third person under the age 25 was called Mark." Jul. 4, 2005:
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