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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Martinique mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Martinique

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  • A submission from Illinois, United States says the name Martinique means "Island" and is of English origin.
Other origins: French

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  1. An island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France

Named by Christopher Columbus after Saint Martin of Tours, possibly influenced by the native name Madinima.

  1. An island in the Caribbean, an overseas department of France. Official name: Department of Martinique.

Martinique was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

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Fun Facts about the name Martinique

  • How Popular is the name Martinique? Martinique is the 17,126th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Martinique have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 460 babies born with the first name Martinique in the United States. That's more than enough people named Martinique to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Martinique? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Martinique first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Martinique is Wednesday, May 3rd, 1911.
  • What year had the most people named Martinique born? The highest recorded use of the first name Martinique was in 1977 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Martinique Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Martinique is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Martinique: Your name in reverse order is Euqinitram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imaiteqrnu. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Martinique born Aug 16, 2004

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 Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.