Martin

Martin - A very unique male name



  Jun 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Martin, meaning warlike, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #87. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Martin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Martin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Martin. The baby boy name Martin was given to 1,301 baby boys in 2012, ranking #266 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,261 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Martin peaked in popularity 56 years ago in 1963 on position 62.



Famous with this name

Martin Freeman
Steve Martin
Martin Balsam


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Martin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Martin is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #167 - and is the least popular in Missouri at position #542.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Martin is where you live.


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Martin origin and meaning

Martin is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means warlike. To see famous people named Martin, pop culture references for the name Martin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Martin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Martin, sorted by popularity.

Morton / Merton / Mortimer / Martinez / Martine / Martino / Martinjr / Martynas / Marten / Martina /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012266
2011265
2010259
2009235
2008222
2007208
2006201
2005206
2004203
2003199
2002194
2001182
2000175
1999174
1998165
1997155
1996152
1995149
1994135
1993124
1992118
1991115
1990114
1989117
1988118
1987118
1986119
1985133
1984127
1983121
1982126
1981127
1980124
1979134
1978124
1977124
1976117
1975118
1974110
1973108
1972117
1971105
197093
196977
196868
196780
196678
196567
196463
196362
196274
196173
196077
195980
195872
195769
195673
195577
195478
195382
195280
195181
195085
194983
194888
194790
194692
194590
194491
194383
194285
194185
194085
193991
193887
193787
193692
193593
193491
193389
193288
193191
193083
192982
192882
192787
192680
192583
192482
192381
192280
192178
192078
191981
191881
191777
191681
191579
191473
191375
191276
191176
191087

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California167
New Mexico169
Texas174
Arizona195
Illinois200
New York229
New Jersey232
Montana238
Nevada246
Connecticut263
Massachusetts267
Florida273
Pennsylvania283
Washington294
Minnesota309
Colorado312
Indiana313
Ohio321
Wisconsin324
South Carolina338
Oregon344
Louisiana349
Iowa357
Maryland362
Michigan366
Alabama367
Tennessee392
Georgia399
North Carolina414
Oklahoma421
Kansas452
Utah467
Virginia477
Kentucky495
Missouri542

Even more about Martin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Martin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Martin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1963
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Martin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,261
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,301

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