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Martin

  • 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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 357 0 357 #45 boy name
1881 327 0 327 #46 boy name
1882 387 0 387 #48 boy name
1883 377 0 377 #46 boy name
1884 385 0 385 #49 boy name
1885 357 0 357 #49 boy name
1886 329 0 329 #58 boy name
1887 336 5 331 #51 boy name
1888 378 0 378 #54 boy name
1889 367 0 367 #53 boy name
1890 352 5 347 #58 boy name
1891 331 0 331 #56 boy name
1892 359 0 359 #61 boy name
1893 347 0 347 #61 boy name
1894 299 0 299 #66 boy name
1895 317 0 317 #65 boy name
1896 343 0 343 #61 boy name
1897 312 0 312 #60 boy name
1898 346 7 339 #63 boy name
1899 260 0 260 #72 boy name
1900 383 0 383 #70 boy name
1901 309 5 304 #64 boy name
1902 325 0 325 #72 boy name
1903 283 0 283 #77 boy name
1904 334 0 334 #71 boy name
1905 332 0 332 #75 boy name
1906 334 0 334 #75 boy name
1907 335 6 329 #79 boy name
1908 331 0 331 #83 boy name
1909 397 6 391 #79 boy name
1910 403 7 396 #86 boy name
1911 575 8 567 #75 boy name
1912 1,072 8 1,064 #75 boy name
1913 1,269 10 1,259 #75 boy name
1914 1,690 14 1,676 #73 boy name
1915 2,086 16 2,070 #79 boy name
1916 2,133 11 2,122 #81 boy name
1917 2,344 7 2,337 #77 boy name
1918 2,402 0 2,402 #81 boy name
1919 2,219 15 2,204 #81 boy name
1920 2,452 10 2,442 #78 boy name
1921 2,475 15 2,460 #78 boy name
1922 2,416 13 2,403 #80 boy name
1923 2,470 15 2,455 #80 boy name
1924 2,468 15 2,453 #82 boy name
1925 2,430 13 2,417 #83 boy name
1926 2,514 18 2,496 #80 boy name
1927 2,402 21 2,381 #87 boy name
1928 2,442 17 2,425 #83 boy name
1929 2,334 25 2,309 #83 boy name
1930 2,342 16 2,326 #83 boy name
1931 2,114 12 2,102 #91 boy name
1932 2,272 18 2,254 #88 boy name
1933 2,077 14 2,063 #89 boy name
1934 2,189 13 2,176 #91 boy name
1935 2,131 15 2,116 #93 boy name
1936 2,118 13 2,105 #92 boy name
1937 2,288 13 2,275 #87 boy name
1938 2,319 8 2,311 #87 boy name
1939 2,205 12 2,193 #91 boy name
1940 2,433 10 2,423 #85 boy name
1941 2,615 10 2,605 #85 boy name
1942 3,054 8 3,046 #85 boy name
1943 3,087 9 3,078 #83 boy name
1944 2,778 10 2,768 #91 boy name
1945 2,830 7 2,823 #90 boy name
1946 3,341 8 3,333 #92 boy name
1947 3,738 13 3,725 #90 boy name
1948 3,707 11 3,696 #88 boy name
1949 3,913 10 3,903 #83 boy name
1950 4,197 12 4,185 #85 boy name
1951 4,601 11 4,590 #81 boy name
1952 4,741 14 4,727 #80 boy name
1953 4,783 11 4,772 #82 boy name
1954 4,990 18 4,972 #79 boy name
1955 5,078 20 5,058 #77 boy name
1956 5,686 11 5,675 #73 boy name
1957 5,980 21 5,959 #69 boy name
1958 5,676 12 5,664 #72 boy name
1959 5,365 15 5,350 #80 boy name
1960 5,510 15 5,495 #77 boy name
1961 5,484 19 5,465 #73 boy name
1962 5,563 19 5,544 #74 boy name
1963 6,097 18 6,079 #62 boy name
1964 5,757 32 5,725 #63 boy name
1965 4,966 26 4,940 #67 boy name
1966 4,230 22 4,208 #78 boy name
1967 3,856 21 3,835 #80 boy name
1968 4,103 27 4,076 #68 boy name
1969 3,790 22 3,768 #78 boy name
1970 3,527 19 3,508 #93 boy name
1971 3,035 17 3,018
1972 2,446 21 2,425
1973 2,418 17 2,401
1974 2,390 19 2,371
1975 2,180 15 2,165
1976 2,188 14 2,174
1977 2,181 24 2,157
1978 2,070 19 2,051
1979 2,042 24 2,018
1980 2,248 22 2,226
1981 2,174 19 2,155
1982 2,194 28 2,166
1983 2,188 16 2,172
1984 2,154 21 2,133
1985 2,158 23 2,135
1986 2,411 37 2,374
1987 2,430 30 2,400
1988 2,666 19 2,647
1989 2,817 20 2,797
1990 3,106 26 3,080
1991 2,908 15 2,893
1992 2,947 16 2,931
1993 2,837 22 2,815
1994 2,606 13 2,593
1995 2,409 14 2,395
1996 2,290 8 2,282
1997 2,238 9 2,229
1998 2,071 5 2,066
1999 2,036 0 2,036
2000 2,107 0 2,107
2001 2,064 5 2,059
2002 1,966 7 1,959
2003 1,887 0 1,887
2004 1,858 0 1,858
2005 1,842 8 1,834
2006 1,941 5 1,936
2007 1,883 6 1,877
2008 1,697 0 1,697
2009 1,521 0 1,521
2010 1,331 0 1,331
2011 1,315 0 1,315
2012 1,346 0 1,346
2013 1,336 0 1,336
2014 1,426 5 1,421

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 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Martin" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 114 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 2,390 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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Where is the name Martin popular?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nitram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ainrtm". 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 Martin born Apr 28, 1962

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 Sumatra approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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