Name: Martin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Martin

  • Meaning:
    From the god Mars
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  • Pronunciation:
    (MAR tin); (mar TAN); (mar TEEN)
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Miscellaneous Info for Martin

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  • Used in:
    English and Norwegian speaking countries
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    Martin is derived from Latin "Martinus," which came from the name "Mars," the Roman god of war.

    Saint Martin of Tours was a bishop of Tours whose shrine became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela. He is known as the patron saint of beggars, wine growers and innkeepers.

    Other famous Martins include church reformer Martin Luther and American civil rights leader Martin Luther King. There have been five popes named Martin, and Martin Van Buren was the 8th President of the United States.

    It was the 4th most popular name in Chile in 2006, and 8th most popular in Norway.

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