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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 60 years old.

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    Comments about the name Mark

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      21 Positive Comments

  • "I don't care what you call me....As long as you call me for dinner." Dec. 28, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's been my name all my life, so of course I have to like it. A lot of people, including a lot of websites, don't know the actual root of the name. If you trace it ALL the way back, it comes from the Semitic root MRD, which means to rebel." Jan. 27, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mark and all of my life, casual acquaintances have called me Matt by mistake. These are neighbors I seldom see, coworkers I don?t work directly with, doctors, etc. I don?t really mind. I know who they mean when they look at me and say ?Matt?. I also often get called Markie, DJ Markie Mark and Marcus Aurelius. I don?t mind any of them." Nov. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mark is a great name! Its mine! Straight up I really like my name as it roots me in the gospel ;)" Sep. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "my grandpa is mark, i love my grandpa!! hes really nice and outgoing." Jul. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am called mark and it must be a great name if i got called it :)" Nov. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mark is a classic name. It's easy to pronounce and spell." Oct. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mark and I have never had an issue and it is NEVER mispronounced" May. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mark is a great name. I'm in love with a man named Mark." May. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Mark i know 3 other people named Mark and I love that name!" Dec. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

      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: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Mark, I was named after my dad who was born in 1957. I always wished I had been named something more unique, so I often go by both my first name and my middle name put together. The name is very plain, and I could care less that it is a name from the Bible." Apr. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

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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: Report as inappropriate

  • "well, dats my ex-bf's name so idk wat i think about it..." Dec. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i had loved b-4 but my ex is named dat so, not so much..." Dec. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

  • "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: Report as inappropriate

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