Given Name MARTIAL

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: History
PRONOUNCED: MAHR-shəl (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Roman cognomen Martialis, which was derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. The name was borne by Marcus Valerius Martialis, now commonly known as Martial, a Roman poet of the 1st century.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Martialis (Ancient Roman), Markel (Basque), Marcial (Spanish)


history, poets, surnames
Entry updated October 11, 2012