Meaning:english form of marcus




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About Mark

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Mark is a strong and classic boy’s name that will stand the test of time – perfect for parents looking for a robust baby boy name.

Detailed Meaning

The name Mark derived from the Roman god of war, Mars. According to Arthurian legend, King Mark was the aged ruler of Cornwall, whose name may be derived from the Celtic word ‘march’, meaning ‘horse.’

Famous People With This Name

Mark Gatiss is a British actor and writer, famous for co-creating the BBC show “Sherlock,” and starring on it as well. Mark Ruffalo is an American actor best known for his role as The Hulk in the Marvel movies. Mark Wahlberg is an American actor who started his career as the musician Marky Mark. Mark Twain is an American writer who penned “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

Possible Nicknames

One possible nickname option for Mark is Marky/Markie/Markee.

Related Names

Mark can also be spelt Marc. A related name is Markus/Marcus.

Stories Featuring This Name

Mark Darcy is one of the main characters in the “Bridget Jones” series of novels and films. Mark Sloane was a character on the medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy.” Mark Corrigan is one of the main characters in the British sitcom, “Peep Show.”

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