Mar

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Origin and Meaning of Mar

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  • According to a user from Argentina, the name Mar is of Spanish origin and means "In Spanish it means "sea"".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mar
A small lake. See Mere.
verb Mar
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  1. To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface."I pray you mar no more trees with wiring love songs in their barks." [Shak.]"But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost." [Dryden.]"Ire, envy, and despair Which marred all his borrowed visage." [Milton.]
  2. To spoil; to ruin."It makes us, or it marsus.""Striving to mend, to marthe subject." [Shak.]

Etymology: OE. marren merren, AS. merran myrranin comp.), to obstruct, impede, dissipate; akin to OS. merrian, OHG. marrjan merran; cf. D. marren meeren, to moor a ship, Icel. merja to bruise, crush, and Goth. marzjan to offend. Cf. Moor (v.)

noun Mar
A mark or blemish made by bruising, scratching, or the like; a disfigurement.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
  2. The month following February and preceding April
  3. Destroy or injure severely
  4. Make imperfect ("nothing marred her beauty")
Wiktionary

From Middle English merren, from Old English mierran (“to mar, disturb, confuse; scatter, squander, waste; upset, hinder, obstruct; err”), from Proto-Germanic *marzijaną (“to disturb, hinder”), from Proto-Indo-European *mers- (“to annoy, disturb, neglect, forget, ignore”). Cognate with Scots mer, mar (“to obstruct, impede, spoil, ruin”), Dutch marren (“to push along, delay, hinder”), German dialectal merren (“to entangle”), Icelandic merja (“to bruise, crush”), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌶𐌾𐌰𐌽 (marzjan, “to annoy, bother, disturb, offend”), Lithuanian miršti (“to forget, lose, become oblivious, die”), Armenian մոռանալ (moṙanal, “to forget, fail”).

  1. A blemish.

See mere.

  1. A small lake.

    mar was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Asturian, Catalan, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Interlingua, Irish, Italian, Kurdish, Lojban, Maltese, Norman, Occitan, Old French, Old Portuguese, Portuguese, Romansch, Scottish Gaelic, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Torres Strait Creole, Venetian, West Frisian, and Zazaki

    Notable Persons Named Mar

    Mar Roxas is a Member of the House of Representatives, from Capiz's 1st district, 24th Secretary of the Interior, Local Government, 38th Secretary of Transportation, Communications, Senator of the Philippines, 26th Secretary of Trade, Industry, Member of theHou. Mar was born on May 13th, 1957 in Quezon City.

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    Mar Nestorius was a monk, ecumenical patriarch of constantinople, and archbishop of constantinople. He holds the title Archbishop of Constantinople and Servant of God. Mar was born in 386 in Germanicia, Syria. He left this life in 450.

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    Mar Theodore the Interpreter was a saint. He holds the title Archbishop of Mopsuestia. Mar was born in 350 in Antioch. He died in 428.

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    Mar Contreras is an actress and singer. Her career lasted from 2002 to 2002. Mar was given the name Marisela Contreras Leyva on February 8th, 1981 in Culiacán.

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    He was most active from 1929 to 1968. Mar was born on November 3rd, 1879 in Mosul. He left this life on November 3rd, 1879.

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    His career lasted from 1653 to 1670. Mar was born in Kuravilangad. He left this life on April 25th, 1670.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Mar

    Ennis Del Mar is a fictional character.

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    Isabella of Mar is royalty. She holds the title Countess of Carrick and Earl of Carrick. Isabella was born as the child of Domhnall I and Earl of Mar in Kildrummy Castle.

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    Alexander was given the name Alexander Arthur Alfonso David Maule Ramsay by his parents Alexander Ramsay (Royal Navy officer) and Princess Patricia of Connaught on December 21st, 1919 in Clarence House. He passed away on December 20th, 2000.

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    Maria del Mar is an actress. She was most active from 1987 to 1987. Maria was given the name Maria del Mar del Castillo in 1964 in Madrid, Spain.

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    Eric Lee Mar is a politician. Eric was born on August 15th, 1962 in San Francisco.

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    Marcela Mar is an actress. Marcela was given the name Marcela Gardeazabal on March 16th, 1979 in Bogotá. Marcela is also known as Gardeazabal and Marcela.

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    How popular is the baby name Mar in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1913 10 5 5
    1915 7 7 0
    1917 5 5 0
    1918 11 11 0
    1919 8 8 0
    1920 8 8 0
    1921 6 6 0
    1922 7 7 0
    1923 5 5 0
    1924 5 5 0
    1926 6 6 0
    1927 11 11 0
    1928 16 16 0
    1929 15 15 0
    1931 7 7 0
    1932 5 5 0
    1934 7 7 0
    1935 7 7 0
    1936 5 5 0
    1937 7 7 0
    1938 8 8 0
    1939 7 7 0
    1940 7 7 0
    1942 10 10 0
    1943 8 8 0
    1944 9 9 0
    1945 6 6 0
    1947 9 9 0
    1949 7 7 0
    1950 6 6 0
    1952 7 7 0
    1953 9 9 0
    1954 5 5 0
    1955 19 10 9
    1956 11 11 0
    1957 7 0 7
    1958 14 6 8
    1959 23 15 8
    1960 10 5 5
    1961 13 6 7
    1962 5 5 0
    1963 5 0 5
    1966 14 7 7
    1967 8 8 0
    1968 9 0 9
    1969 5 5 0
    1970 9 0 9
    1971 5 0 5
    1973 5 0 5
    1975 8 0 8
    1976 9 0 9
    1977 12 6 6
    1978 5 0 5
    1979 7 0 7
    1980 7 0 7
    1981 6 0 6
    1982 8 0 8
    1985 16 9 7
    1986 6 0 6
    1987 5 0 5
    1991 5 5 0
    1992 5 5 0
    1994 8 8 0
    1995 15 8 7
    1997 5 5 0
    1998 14 7 7
    1999 10 10 0
    2000 5 5 0
    2001 8 8 0
    2002 16 11 5
    2003 13 13 0
    2004 12 12 0
    2005 7 7 0
    2006 18 11 7
    2007 16 16 0
    2008 7 7 0
    2009 15 10 5
    2010 6 6 0
    2011 5 5 0
    2012 8 8 0
    2013 9 9 0
    2014 9 9 0
    2015 12 12 0
    2016 13 13 0
    2017 8 8 0

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    Popularity of Mar as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Mar U.S.
      White 12.71% 64.26%
      African American 3.07% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 49.13% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 4.48% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 30.36% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Mar

    People with the last name Mar are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Mar

    • How Popular is the name Mar? Mar is the 12,613th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mar was the 6,342nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Mar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 756 babies born with the first name Mar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mar to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • When was Mar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mar is Sunday, September 15th, 1878.
    • What year had the most people named Mar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mar was in 1928 with a total of 16 babies.
    • Random Mar Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mar is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2003.
    • Weird things about the name Mar: Your name in reverse order is Ram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amr. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Mar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,375 people with the last name Mar.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Mar as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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