in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Latin
  • #230 All Time
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17k Martina (Latin)

How popular is the name "Martin" in the U.S.?

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18803570357#45 boy name
18813270327#46 boy name
18823870387#48 boy name
18833770377#46 boy name
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18992600260#72 boy name
19003830383#70 boy name
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19023250325#72 boy name
19032830283#77 boy name
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19104037396#86 boy name
19115758567#75 boy name
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19141,690141,676#73 boy name
19152,086162,070#79 boy name
19162,133112,122#81 boy name
19172,34472,337#77 boy name
19182,40202,402#81 boy name
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19202,452102,442#78 boy name
19212,475152,460#78 boy name
19222,416132,403#80 boy name
19232,470152,455#80 boy name
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19262,514182,496#80 boy name
19272,402212,381#87 boy name
19282,442172,425#83 boy name
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19312,114122,102#91 boy name
19322,272182,254#88 boy name
19332,077142,063#89 boy name
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19352,131152,116#93 boy name
19362,118132,105#92 boy name
19372,288132,275#87 boy name
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19392,205122,193#91 boy name
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19433,08793,078#83 boy name
19442,778102,768#91 boy name
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19463,34183,333#92 boy name
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19483,707113,696#88 boy name
19493,913103,903#83 boy name
19504,197124,185#85 boy name
19514,601114,590#81 boy name
19524,741144,727#80 boy name
19534,783114,772#82 boy name
19544,990184,972#79 boy name
19555,078205,058#77 boy name
19565,686115,675#73 boy name
19575,980215,959#69 boy name
19585,676125,664#72 boy name
19595,365155,350#80 boy name
19605,510155,495#77 boy name
19615,484195,465#73 boy name
19625,563195,544#74 boy name
19636,097186,079#62 boy name
19645,757325,725#63 boy name
19654,966264,940#67 boy name
19664,230224,208#78 boy name
19673,856213,835#80 boy name
19684,103274,076#68 boy name
19693,790223,768#78 boy name
19703,527193,508#93 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Martin? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 303,714 babies born with the name Martin in the United States. That's more than enough Martins to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 357 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Martin" was in 1963 with a total of 6,079 babies. (That's a lot of baby Martins)

According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Martin" ranks #61 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 204 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1937. Across the entire United States a total of 2,288 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 "Martin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Martin as well as things modernly associated with the name Martin such as celebrities named Martin.


Origin and Meaning of Martin

The name "Martin" is of Latin origin, and it means "Servant of Mars, God of War". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King is a clergyman and activist. Martin was born in 1929 as Michael King, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.


Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Martin was born in 1965 as Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence.


Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Martin was born in 1971 as Martin John Christopher Freeman in Aldershot, Hampshire, England.


Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is a director, producer, actor, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1963 to present. Martin was born in 1942 as Martin Charles Scorsese in Queens, New York, U.S.


Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen is an actor and activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1961 to present. Martin was born in 1940 as Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, United States.


Martin Short

Martin Short is a comedian, actor, singer, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Martin was born in 1950 as Martin Hayter Short in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


Alternative Meanings

M is for mirth, your laughter.

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

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

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Past life for Martin born Mar 26, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 1125. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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