Name: Martel

Origin and Meaning of the Name Martel

  • Meaning:
    From the god Mars
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  • Meaning:
    One who hammers
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    (mar TEL)
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Miscellaneous Info for Martel

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    English speaking countries
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    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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