Mark is a traditionally masculine name with roots in the Bible as well as Latin and Swedish. It can mean "polite," "shining," "warring," or "hammer." Other boys names meaning "polite" or "kind" include Abdo, Alejandro, Charleton, Ehren, Giani, Johan, Olef, and Tui. Other names meaning "shining" include Altair, Castor, Draco, Jericho, Leo, Sirius, Taurus, and Zeke. Names that mean "hammer" are less common but they include Enan, Macabee, Magpatoc, and of course the name Hammer.
In Latin, the name Mark comes from Marcus which in turn comes from Mars, the Roman god of war. In the Bible, St. Mark was the author of the second Gospel. Mark Antony was a Roman triumvir and partner to Queen Cleopatra; he also appears in Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.'
Other famous Marks in history include author Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens), Facebook founder Marc Zuckerberg, singer Mark McGrath, and actors Mark Wahlberg, Mark Hamill, Mark Consuelos, Mark Paul Gosselaar, and Mark Ruffalo.
In 2018, Mark was the 210th most popular name for boys in the U.S. It's actually been in the top 500 since the Social Security Administration began tallying — back in 1880. Its most popular years ever were 1960-1065 when it stayed at #6 before dropping again.
Mark in quotes:
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." — Mark Twain
"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." — Mark Zuckerberg
Biblical Names Meaning:
In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Mark is: Polite; shining.
English Baby Names Meaning:
In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Mark is: Derived from Latin 'Marcus': Mars (Roman god of war). St. Mark was the author of the second Gospel. Famous Bearer: Mark Twain (1835-1910). Mark Twain's real name was Samuel Clemens.
Latin Baby Names Meaning:
In Latin Baby Names the meaning of the name Mark is: Hammer.
Shakespearean Baby Names Meaning:
In Shakespearean Baby Names the meaning of the name Mark is: Antony and Cleopatra' and 'The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.' Mark Antony, roman triumvir and Cleopatra's lover.
Swedish Baby Names Meaning:
In Swedish Baby Names the meaning of the name Mark is: Warring.