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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Markus mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Markus

"Markus" is a name of German origin, and it means "Of Mars. The Roman fertility god Mars for whom March was named". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name; an occasional spelling variant of Marcus.

Markus was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Gothic, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Markus

Markus was born on June 1st, 1979 in Stockholm. Markus is also known as Markus Alexei, Notch, xNotch, and Notch (pseudonym).

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Mark Rothko was an artist. Mark was given the name Markus Yakovlevich Rotkovich on September 25th, 1903 in Daugavpils. He breathed his last breath on February 25th, 1970.

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Markus Henriksen is a soccer player for the AZ Alkmaar, Rosenborg BK, Norway national under-17 football team, Norway national under-19 football team, and Norway national under-21 football team. Markus was born on July 25th, 1992 in Trondheim, Norway.

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Markus Sebastian "Mark" Grayson is a comics character.

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Markus Feehily is a pop music musician. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 2012. Markus was given the name Markus Michael Patrick Feehily on May 28th, 1980 in Sligo, Ireland. Markus is also known as Mark Feehily.

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Markus Zusak is a young-adult fiction writer. He has been prominent since 1999. Markus was given the name Markus Frank Zusak on June 23rd, 1975.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Markus

Christopher Markus is a screenwriter. They were most active from 2004 to present.

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Hazel is also known as Hazel June Linda Rose.

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She holds the title Miss Rio Grande do Sul 2012, Miss Brasil 2012, and Rio Grande do Sul. Gabriela was born on February 20th, 1988 in Teutônia.

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Louise Markus is a member of parliament. Her career lasted from 2010 to 2010. Louise was born on September 6th, 1958 in Epping, Sydney Australia.

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Adrian Mărkuș is a soccer player for the FC Olimpia Satu Mare, CF Liberty Oradea, FC UTA Arad, FC Bihor Oradea, Kaposvári Rákóczi FC, CS Gaz Metan Mediaș, FC Viitorul Constanța, Metropolitan Police F.C., Romania national under-19 football team, and Romania national under-21 football team. Adrian was born on April 10th, 1992 in Oțelu Roșu.

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Csaba Markus is a in the fields of painting, publishing, sculpture, and printing. He holds the title Triumph of Venus, Pure Love, and Imperial Glass Bowl. Csaba was given the name Csaba Márkus on January 26th, 1953 in Budapest.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 7 0 7
1916 9 0 9
1920 10 0 10
1922 7 0 7
1923 6 0 6
1924 11 0 11
1925 6 0 6
1926 10 0 10
1928 6 0 6
1930 5 0 5
1932 8 0 8
1936 5 0 5
1939 5 0 5
1941 5 0 5
1944 5 0 5
1947 10 0 10
1948 8 0 8
1949 9 0 9
1950 13 0 13
1951 19 0 19
1952 17 0 17
1953 19 0 19
1954 30 0 30
1955 28 0 28
1956 34 0 34
1957 34 0 34
1958 51 0 51
1959 45 0 45
1960 55 0 55
1961 64 0 64
1962 46 0 46
1963 68 0 68
1964 66 0 66
1965 69 0 69
1966 78 0 78
1967 85 0 85
1968 87 0 87
1969 104 0 104
1970 120 0 120
1971 120 0 120
1972 98 0 98
1973 109 0 109
1974 124 0 124
1975 130 0 130
1976 133 0 133
1977 135 0 135
1978 163 0 163
1979 148 0 148
1980 137 0 137
1981 148 0 148
1982 163 0 163
1983 177 0 177
1984 200 0 200
1985 191 0 191
1986 236 0 236
1987 265 0 265
1988 299 0 299
1989 317 0 317
1990 384 0 384
1991 363 0 363
1992 390 0 390
1993 375 0 375
1994 396 0 396
1995 350 0 350
1996 306 0 306
1997 330 0 330
1998 286 0 286
1999 305 0 305
2000 300 0 300
2001 277 0 277
2002 288 0 288
2003 301 0 301
2004 332 0 332
2005 289 0 289
2006 369 0 369
2007 345 0 345
2008 354 0 354
2009 391 0 391
2010 346 0 346
2011 344 0 344
2012 264 0 264
2013 279 0 279
2014 323 0 323
2015 260 0 260
2016 261 0 261
2017 223 0 223

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Popularity of Markus as a first name

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Popularity of Markus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Markus U.S.
  White 92.08% 64.26%
  African American 1.12% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Markus

People with the last name Markus are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Markus

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  • How Popular is the name Markus? Markus is the 2,112th most popular name of all time. As a last name Markus was the 8,968th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Markus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,588 babies born with the first name Markus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Markus to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Markus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Markus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Markus is Wednesday, April 23rd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Markus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Markus was in 1994 with a total of 396 babies.
  • Random Markus Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Markus is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Markus: Your name in reverse order is Sukram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uskarm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Markus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,649 people with the last name Markus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Markus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Markus as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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