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Martin

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 357 0 357 #44 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 #48 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 2,449 10 2,439 #78 boy name
1921 2,476 15 2,461 #78 boy name
1922 2,417 13 2,404 #80 boy name
1923 2,471 15 2,456 #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 2,289 13 2,276 #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 3,053 8 3,045 #85 boy name
1943 3,088 9 3,079 #83 boy name
1944 2,777 10 2,767 #91 boy name
1945 2,831 7 2,824 #90 boy name
1946 3,341 8 3,333 #92 boy name
1947 3,738 13 3,725 #90 boy name
1948 3,709 11 3,698 #88 boy name
1949 3,913 10 3,903 #83 boy name
1950 4,197 12 4,185 #85 boy name
1951 4,604 11 4,593 #81 boy name
1952 4,740 14 4,726 #80 boy name
1953 4,788 11 4,777 #82 boy name
1954 4,992 18 4,974 #79 boy name
1955 5,077 20 5,057 #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 #71 boy name
1959 5,364 15 5,349 #80 boy name
1960 5,514 15 5,499 #77 boy name
1961 5,483 19 5,464 #73 boy name
1962 5,563 19 5,544 #74 boy name
1963 6,095 18 6,077 #62 boy name
1964 5,757 32 5,725 #63 boy name
1965 4,968 26 4,942 #67 boy name
1966 4,232 22 4,210 #78 boy name
1967 3,853 21 3,832 #80 boy name
1968 4,103 27 4,076 #68 boy name
1969 3,790 22 3,768 #78 boy name
1970 3,528 19 3,509 #93 boy name
1971 3,037 17 3,020
1972 2,447 21 2,426
1973 2,418 17 2,401
1974 2,391 19 2,372
1975 2,180 15 2,165
1976 2,187 14 2,173
1977 2,180 24 2,156
1978 2,070 19 2,051
1979 2,043 24 2,019
1980 2,249 22 2,227
1981 2,173 19 2,154
1982 2,195 28 2,167
1983 2,189 16 2,173
1984 2,155 21 2,134
1985 2,157 23 2,134
1986 2,411 37 2,374
1987 2,430 30 2,400
1988 2,667 19 2,648
1989 2,816 20 2,796
1990 3,105 26 3,079
1991 2,908 15 2,893
1992 2,947 16 2,931
1993 2,838 22 2,816
1994 2,607 13 2,594
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 1,843 8 1,835
2006 1,941 5 1,936
2007 1,884 6 1,878
2008 1,697 0 1,697
2009 1,522 0 1,522
2010 1,332 0 1,332
2011 1,315 0 1,315
2012 1,347 0 1,347
2013 1,341 0 1,341
2014 1,434 5 1,429
2015 1,332 0 1,332

Fun Facts about the name Martin

  • How many people with the first name Martin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 305,083 babies born with the first name Martin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Martin to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Martin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 357 new born babies.
  • When was Martin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Martin is Sunday, May 11th, 1823.
  • What year had the most people named Martin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Martin was in 1963 with a total of 6,077 babies. That's a lot of babies named Martin!
  • Random Martin Factoid: According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Martin ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 21 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1930.
  • Weird things about the name Martin: Your name in reverse order is Nitram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atnmir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Martin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 702,625 people with the last name Martin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Martin? Martin was ranked as the 20th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Martin as a last name

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  • Martinez

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Martin U.S.
  White 74.80% 64.26%
  African American 15.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.90% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.98% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Martin

People with the last name Martin are most frequently White or African American

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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.

Latin

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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mar"tin
A perforated stone-faced runner for grinding.

Etymology: Etymol. uncertain

noun Mar"tin
One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows.

Note: ☞ The American purple martin, or bee martin Progne subis or Progne purpurea), and the European house martin, or window martin Hirundo urbica or Chelidon urbica), are the best known species.

Etymology: F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. Martlet

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
  2. United States singer (1917-1995)
  3. United States actress (1913-1990)
  4. United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
  5. French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)

From Latin Martinus (“of or like Mars" or "little Mars”), Mars, Martis + -inus (diminutive suffix). Furthermore, the name Mars is likely to have been brought into Latin from elsewhere, likely the Etruscan Maris that was their name for the same deity.

  1. A male given name originally given in honor of a fourth century soldier-saint.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. An English habitational surname​ for someone who lived near a mere.

Martin was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Old French, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Martin

Martin Shkreli

Martin Shkreli is a corporate executive, hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, livestreamer, hedge fund, and hedge fundmanager. Martin was born in 1983 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Martin Luther

Martin Luther was a noteworthy individual. He holds the title Ein feste Burg sung in German. Martin was born on November 10th, 1483 in Eisleben. He died on February 18th, 1546.

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Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is a director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and film historian. He has had major accomplishments since 1963. Martin was given the name Martin Charles Scorsese by his parents Charles Scorsese and Catherine Scorsese on November 17th, 1942 in Queens, New York, U.S. Martin is also known as Marty.

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Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman is an actor. He was most active from 1997 to present. Martin was given the name Martin John Christopher Freeman on September 8th, 1971 in Aldershot.

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Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen is an actor and activist. His ongoing career started in 1961. Martin was given the name Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez on August 3rd, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

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Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix is an edm, progressive house, electro house, deep house, and jumpstyle musician. He plays FL Studio. He has had major accomplishments since 2012. Martin was given the name Martijn Garritsen on May 14th, 1996 in Amstelveen.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Martin

George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin is a science fiction, horror fiction, and fantasy short story writer, novelist, screenwriter, and short story. George was given the name George Raymond Martin on September 20th, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey, United States.

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Dean Martin

Dean Martin was a singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. Dean was given the name Dino Paul Crocetti on June 7th, 1917 in Steubenville, Ohio. He passed away on December 25th, 1995.

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Chris Martin

Chris Martin is a noteworthy human. Chris was given the name Christopher Anthony John Martin on March 2nd, 1977 in Exeter.

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Steve Martin

Steve Martin is an improvisational theatre, surreal humour, comedy music, physical comedy, sketch comedy, word play, and satire musician. Steve was given the name Stephen Glenn Martin on August 14th, 1945 in Waco, Texas, U.S.

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Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a singer, actor, and author. He holds the title Menudo "Rayo de Luna" and Ricky Martin "Livin' la Vida Loca". He has been prominent since 1985. Ricky was given the name Enrique Martín Morales on December 24th, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Max Martin

Max Martin is a pop music, dance-pop, pop rock, electropop, contemporary r&b, and europop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Max was given the name Martin Karl Sandberg on February 26th, 1971 in Stockholm.

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  • Sonequa Martin-Green
    (actress)
  • Sir George Martin
    (musician)
  • Trayvon Martin
    (student)
  • Joseph Morgan
    (actor & model)
  • Cœur de pirate
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Stacy Martin
    (actress)
  • Guy Martin
    (athlete)
  • Abby Martin
    (journalist)
  • Vince Clarke
    (musician)
  • Jesse L. Martin
    (actor)
  • Mary Martin
    (actress)
  • Andrea Martin
    (actress/comedian/singer/author)
  • DJ Premier
    (record producer)
  • Steve Martin
    (actor)

What does the name Martin mean?

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Ais for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Tis for tried, tried and true you.

Iis for innovator, always improving

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

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