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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Warlike

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Martin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Martin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Martin:

  • Records indicate that 299,032 boys in the United States have been named Martin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1963, when 6,074 people in the U.S. were given the name Martin. 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 Martin

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      17 Positive Comments

  • "Martin is a cool name, growing up in the 90's I am reminded of the Hit FOX 5 sitcom "Martin" which ran from August 1992 to May 1997 and starred Martin Lawrence as Martin Payne," Sep. 27, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Martin is a decent name, reminds me of the character of "Martin Prince" on "The Simpsons" Fun Fact The famous Brooklyn Born Political Religious Leader Rabbi Meir Kahane (1932-1990) was born Martin David Kahane" Jul. 23, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Martin. I love it but despise being called Marty. Have always hated that. Martin has presence and a weight to it. Marty not so much." Sep. 19, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Once had it spelt Martiiin was known as Martin with three eyes for a while after that :-)" Mar. 5, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "family name :D i think its popular in the european countries.." Jun. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my bf's name is martin and i luv him soooo much that i think it is a rlly cool and sexy name." May. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Martin. As others have said, it is never spelt wrong. The marty thing is a bit of a worry but tell them to stop and they stop. The only other way it is shortened is to Mart' but I have found this is only done by family." Oct. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Martin" is my boyfriends name. We are 16 years old from Bulgaria. It's popular name here. I know many boys whit this name and verybody's like it. I like it too it's sounds good :P" Oct. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Martin here. I like my name; like somebody said below it's not too common. The only problem I have is, with being from near Newcastle, I tend to be lazy in pronouncing the "T" so when people ask my name and I tell them, they're like, "Mar-in?" "No, Mar-TIN."" Jul. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name martin its amazing.... every martin i meet always makes me smile or laugh... my best friends name is martin his the bomb!!! as you can guess he makes me so happy :)" Jan. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Martin, and we named our first son Martin as well. I belive that it is a perfect name for business and relationship, because it is so easy to keep it. It helps me a lot so it will help my son even more!" Oct. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name "Martin". I named my son Martin in 2006. Once someone thought I said his name was "MarVin". Now I emphasize the T and it's fine. It's classic, timeless and a good, solid name." Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am convinced people don't listen when you say your name. When someone after I have introduced myself as Martin repeats it as Mark, I tend to say: "Martin, as in Luther." That usually makes it clear." Jul. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is martin and i think all of you are noobs, im the original, you are all posers! noobs!" Mar. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Martin, and I love it. It's a very strong, masculine name, although many people think his name is "Mark" upon first introduction. It's a defining, unique name, and I think it's just great!" Feb. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is martin, and i love it. it is common enough that everyone knows how to say and spell it, but rare enough that you don't run into many other martins. sometimes people will try and call you marty, but if you ignore and hate them, it will not stick." Apr. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother is called Martin and, other than typos, no one ever gets his name wrong - equally, there is no problem with pronunciation either. An aunt of ours tried to shorten his name to 'Marty' but he resisted and it never stuck. I like this name, it's a good, honest, strong, uncomplicated moniker!" Aug. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "When people ask my name I have to spell it as they act like it is a name they have never heard before! Then they say Oh you mean Marrrtin! They like to roll the R's. In England the R is soft, in the US it is a hard R. The French say it with a strong M and a long roll on the R and a strong T! It is only in the US that I have a hard time saying my name." Mar. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "I am a Martin, although all my friends (and my only sister use Marty). Mum, Dad and my 5 brothers have always used Martin. In my many visits to the USA, I`m called `Mortin`,thats just the way they pronounce it.I dont meet a lot of Martins. At the end of the day, it`s just a name." Dec. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It sounds better in languages other than English(American)." Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Martin. When greeting people and introducing myself I find many people repeating the name Mark instead of Martin. I often have to correct them. As a child I gat Marty so that often led to children making fun of me. However now I am in the public eye a lot, in the business world and there are not a lot of other Martins around so I believe it helps me." Dec. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad's name is Martin, in my opinion I love the name. It's just so easy to pronounce and spell!" May. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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