Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MAR-ko(Italian, Spanish, German)
MAR-koo(European Portuguese)
MAKH-koo(Brazilian Portuguese)

Meaning & History

Italian form of Marcus (see Mark). During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.

Related Names

VariantsMarcos(Spanish) Marcos(Portuguese) Markus(German) Mark(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesMarkos(Ancient Greek) Marcus(Ancient Roman) Mark(Armenian) Marko(Basque) Mark(Belarusian) Mark(Biblical) Markos(Biblical Greek) Marcus(Biblical Latin) Marko(Bulgarian) Marc(Catalan) Margh(Cornish) Marko(Croatian) Marek(Czech) Marcus, Mark, Markus(Danish) Marcus, Mark(English) Marek, Margus, Marko, Markus(Estonian) Markku, Marko, Markus(Finnish) Marc(French) Markos(Greek) Maleko(Hawaiian) Márk(Hungarian) Marcas(Irish) Mareks, Markuss(Latvian) Markas(Lithuanian) Marko(Macedonian) Marcus, Markus(Norwegian) Marek(Polish) Mark(Russian) Marcas(Scottish Gaelic) Marko(Serbian) Marek(Slovak) Marko(Slovene) Marcus, Markus(Swedish) Marko(Ukrainian) Marc(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsMarchi, Marco(Italian) Marco(Spanish)


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Name Days

Italy: April 25


Entry updated November 16, 2019