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Origin: Slovakia
Region Origin: Eastern Europe

Martin is a boy's name of Latin origin, meaning "dedicated to Mars" and "God of war". It is derived from the Latin name Martinus, which is a late form of the name of the Roman god Mars, who was the protective godhead of the Latins and the god of war. The name Martin has various meanings, such as "of Mars," "of war/warlike," "warrior," or "famous counsel". The name Martin has a rich history and cultural background. It is associated with Saint Martin of Tours, a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. The name is popular in many languages and cultures, and it is the most common French surname and frequent in Belgium. Some famous people named Martin include Martin Gore (guitarist), Martin Lawrence (actor, comedian), Martin Luther King Jr. (activist, civil rights activist), and Martin Scorsese (director).

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