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Popularity
1.3m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Mark

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Warlike
  • #24 All Time
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How popular is the name "Mark" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 85 0 85
1881 94 0 94
1882 90 0 90
1883 91 0 91
1884 96 0 96
1885 74 0 74
1886 106 0 106
1887 76 0 76
1888 115 0 115
1889 101 0 101
1890 83 0 83
1891 86 0 86
1892 91 5 86
1893 92 0 92
1894 89 5 84
1895 107 5 102
1896 120 0 120
1897 104 0 104
1898 108 0 108
1899 89 0 89
1900 143 6 137
1901 97 5 92
1902 104 0 104
1903 81 0 81
1904 114 0 114
1905 94 0 94
1906 90 5 85
1907 104 7 97
1908 74 7 67
1909 101 0 101
1910 138 7 131
1911 142 0 142
1912 290 6 284
1913 358 9 349
1914 394 8 386
1915 544 15 529
1916 576 5 571
1917 544 16 528
1918 636 9 627
1919 601 14 587
1920 603 13 590
1921 637 11 626
1922 680 13 667
1923 670 11 659
1924 687 15 672
1925 669 18 651
1926 714 9 705
1927 714 13 701
1928 663 13 650
1929 587 10 577
1930 603 12 591
1931 680 14 666
1932 722 7 715
1933 693 0 693
1934 717 14 703
1935 796 9 787
1936 718 6 712
1937 814 5 809
1938 902 0 902
1939 876 8 868
1940 1,171 6 1,165
1941 1,630 5 1,625
1942 2,049 7 2,042
1943 2,526 10 2,516
1944 2,742 0 2,742 #93 boy name
1945 3,554 8 3,546 #72 boy name
1946 5,349 14 5,335 #58 boy name
1947 7,780 10 7,770 #47 boy name
1948 10,283 15 10,268 #29 boy name
1949 13,749 21 13,728 #24 boy name
1950 16,647 32 16,615 #23 boy name
1951 21,210 24 21,186 #20 boy name
1952 25,704 39 25,665 #17 boy name
1953 29,348 37 29,311 #12 boy name
1954 36,245 49 36,196 #12 boy name
1955 42,261 56 42,205 #9 boy name
1956 48,892 84 48,808 #8 boy name
1957 52,893 82 52,811 #7 boy name
1958 52,783 113 52,670 #7 boy name
1959 57,052 128 56,924 #6 boy name
1960 58,869 134 58,735 #6 boy name
1961 57,913 158 57,755 #6 boy name
1962 53,652 130 53,522 #6 boy name
1963 49,486 121 49,365 #6 boy name
1964 45,410 120 45,290 #6 boy name
1965 38,395 119 38,276 #7 boy name
1966 34,938 126 34,812 #7 boy name
1967 35,081 143 34,938 #7 boy name
1968 35,586 157 35,429 #7 boy name
1969 33,548 139 33,409 #8 boy name
1970 31,634 138 31,496 #9 boy name
1971 25,257 114 25,143 #13 boy name
1972 21,593 82 21,511 #18 boy name
1973 20,478 94 20,384 #15 boy name
1974 19,026 111 18,915 #16 boy name
1975 16,843 89 16,754 #19 boy name
1976 15,594 77 15,517 #25 boy name
1977 15,523 82 15,441 #25 boy name
1978 14,958 91 14,867 #26 boy name
1979 14,480 89 14,391 #30 boy name
1980 14,235 79 14,156 #31 boy name
1981 13,630 87 13,543 #33 boy name
1982 13,966 97 13,869 #32 boy name
1983 13,901 96 13,805 #31 boy name
1984 13,282 74 13,208 #32 boy name
1985 13,276 91 13,185 #32 boy name
1986 12,680 84 12,596 #35 boy name
1987 12,054 66 11,988 #36 boy name
1988 11,785 84 11,701 #39 boy name
1989 11,360 49 11,311 #42 boy name
1990 10,724 43 10,681 #46 boy name
1991 9,705 26 9,679 #47 boy name
1992 8,762 20 8,742 #49 boy name
1993 8,078 19 8,059 #49 boy name
1994 7,507 22 7,485 #48 boy name
1995 6,908 22 6,886 #52 boy name
1996 6,610 14 6,596 #55 boy name
1997 6,182 14 6,168 #58 boy name
1998 5,903 13 5,890 #64 boy name
1999 5,617 12 5,605 #69 boy name
2000 5,235 12 5,223 #79 boy name
2001 4,761 10 4,751 #84 boy name
2002 4,232 11 4,221 #93 boy name
2003 4,031 5 4,026
2004 3,778 11 3,767
2005 3,536 9 3,527
2006 3,246 6 3,240
2007 2,972 5 2,967
2008 2,909 0 2,909
2009 2,570 0 2,570
2010 2,416 6 2,410
2011 2,425 0 2,425
2012 2,197 0 2,197
2013 2,201 6 2,195
2014 2,169 8 2,161

Want to know about the populiarty of Mark? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,348,242 babies born with the name Mark in the United States. That's more than enough Marks to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 85 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Mark" was in 1960 with a total of 58,735 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marks)

According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mark" ranks #10 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 757 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1965. Across the entire United States a total of 38,395 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Mark" mean? The list below shows the origins of Mark as well as things modernly associated with the name Mark such as celebrities named Mark.

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Origin and Meaning of Mark

The name "Mark" is of Latin origin, and it means "Warlike". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Vin was born in 1967 as Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, United States.

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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is an actor, producer, model, and rapper with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Mark was born in 1971 as Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter; activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Mark was born in 1967 as Mark Alan Ruffalo in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill is an actor, voice actor, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Mark was born in 1951 as Mark Richard Hamill in Oakland, California, U.S.

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The Undertaker

The Undertaker is a professional wrestler. The was born in 1962 as Mark William Calaway in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain is a writer and lecturer. Mark was born in 1835 as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

K is for kindness, you always show.

Your name in reverse order is "Kram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rmak". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Mark born Nov 6, 2015

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1025. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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