Origin and Meaning of the Name Martel
Miscellaneous Info for Martel
Used in:English speaking countries
Additional Info:From a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.
It may also come from the occupational name for a smith, or a nickname for a forceful person, from Old French and Old Spanish martel ‘hammer’ (Late Latin martellus).
Charles Martel, the grandfather of Charlemagne, gained his byname from the force with which he struck down his enemies in battle.
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