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Pronunciation

mɑrtən

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, French, Slavic, Finnish

Meaning

With connections to nature, and the adorable European bird species of the same name, Martin is a truly international name, used in France and Germany, Scandinavia and many Slavic countries too. From the Roman first name Martinus, which in itself derives from the Roman god of war, Mars, this is a strong name for a boy. Its staccato tones and classic simplicity have ensured its staying power.

Rank in the year 2015

Martin was ranked #516 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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