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Sounds very nice!
nylonpanda  11/6/2019
Martin is the leader of the Rowdy 3 from the TV show Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. He is an energy vampire like the rest of the original Rowdies and no one knows if Martin is his first or last name.
picajay  9/21/2019
This is such an amazing name. It really is a shame it's so underused.
minion947  7/29/2019
Also Dutch
Pronounced: MAR-tin (Dutch), MA-dehn (Danish), mur-TYEEN (Russian)
RHAWK3935  7/25/2019
I am a Martin. It's a unique name and I am glad to have it. I don't meet many others, but it is more popular in England. My name was chosen out of a hat of names that my 6 previous siblings gathered when my mother was pregnant (before gender could be known through technology). They each had to put a boy's and a girl's name into the hat. My eldest sister won: for St. Martin of Tours. I was called Marty in school and still am by family and old friends, but I took on the full formal in college. If I was a girl, I would have been Susan.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2019
Also Occitan: (Source: Michel Grosclaude, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille gascons, 2003)
Frollein Gladys  6/25/2019
Hello, my name is Deidre Martin from Alabama. There are many Martin's down there.
― Anonymous User  5/22/2019
There have been two singers named Martin. Martin Stenmarck is a Swedish singer who represented his country in 2005 Eurovision with "Las Vegas". He automatically qualified due to Lena Philipsson's Top 10 ranking last year, but he did not duplicate her success. Martin Vucic is a Macedonian singer who represented his country in the 2005 Eurovision with the song "Make My Day". He qualified for the semi final but did not crack the Top 10.
thezenithofnadir  4/22/2019
Martin is one of those names that can travel quite far in more cosmopolitan circles. It is very versatile for most Western European languages which offers it the unique ability of being able to transition easily for a person who
is a jet setter in a foreign land.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2019
Just FYI that on the main view for "Martin" it states that "Мартин" is in Russian, but "Мартин" is actually Ukrainian, and "Мартын" is in Russian.
XTOC6  1/2/2019
Sorry to lay down such a fact on all these Martins but Martin backwards is nitram and do you see where I am going with this? Real homies will know.
ferreteater  12/12/2018
In 2018, 47 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Martin who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 234th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
Handsome name.
kayisforkeen  8/27/2018
Martin Penderwick is the father of the Penderwick sisters.
kayisforkeen  7/25/2018
I named my son Martin (born 8/17) and I love it! It fits him perfectly and I think Marty is a cute nickname too.
Mendo.lady  4/23/2018
I don't know what, but there is something really charming about this name.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018
I really like the name Martin and the fact that it can be a last name or first name (my last name) I think it sounds cool and different. I think there should be a lot more Martins in the world.
Ev3_  12/4/2017
Martin Bryant is an Australian Mass Murderer. On April 28, 1996, he killed 35 people in the town of Port Arthur, Tasmania, in what was up until 2011, the largest mass shooting by a lone gunman.
Marideth  8/2/2017
Martin Eric Stephens, an Australian former bartender, was convicted in Indonesia for drug trafficking as a member of the Bali Nine. In 2005, on his first trip to Bali, Stephens was arrested at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar with 3.3 kg of heroin taped to his chest and concealed under his clothing. After a criminal trial, on 14 February 2006 Stephens was sentenced to life imprisonment. His appeal to the Indonesian Supreme Court to have the sentence reduced to 10 years was rejected in January 2011.
cutenose  6/5/2017
Martin Tungevaag is a Norwegian DJ who has achieved success in the European music market with "Samsara 2015" on Sony Music and "Wicked Wonderland" on the German EDM label Kontor Records. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award and has also built a strong fanbase within the party scene across Europe.
cutenose  5/7/2017
Martin Fenin is a former Czech football striker. He is currently working as a scout at the German club 1. FC Magdeburg. He has represented the Czech Republic and formerly played for the youth teams of the Czech Republic from the under-16 level. Fenin started playing professional football for FK Teplice. In 2007 he won the Talent of the Year award at the Czech Footballer of the Year awards. Following his performance at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, many large clubs expressed interest in him. Juventus was one of the teams in the scramble to sign the Czech forward from his home club. The deal looked to be sealed but Fenin had a change of heart after claiming he would not be happy as Juventus would loan him out to Udinese Calcio or Genoa CFC for a season. He then swiftly agreed to a deal with Eintracht Frankfurt worth €3.5 million, where he got to a good start, scoring a hat-trick in his first match. In the last day of transfer window 31 August 2011, he moved to Energie Cottbus.
cutenose  2/22/2017
Martin Samuelsen is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays for Peterborough United, on loan from West Ham United, and the Norway national team. After long spells at the academies of Vard Haugesund and Manchester City and short trials at big clubs across Europe, Samuelsen signed for West Ham in June 2015. Samuelsen, a versatile player, can play both central and wide midfield positions as well as a forward. He went on loan at Peterborough United for the majority of the 2015-16 season.
lilolaf  2/3/2017
This name is excellent, I wish it could be used more.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2016
Erik Martin Broberg is a Swedish footballer who plays for Örebro SK as a midfielder.
cutenose  7/4/2016
An excellent name. God rest Martin Luther's soul.
― Anonymous User  7/3/2016
For being such a nice name, I'm surprised there aren't more people named Martin!
1836732  6/30/2016
This name is fantastic!
Gregory Woodrow  12/25/2015
Martin Crane is Frasier's father on the TV sitcom Frasier.
dlilly  8/16/2015
Martin is my brother's second name (David Martin) and I think he got his Jack-of-all-trade personality in his name. (Just my opinion) because he always tries a lot of things and the things he does and makes is really compatible to Martin's name. He is also bubbly.

No one calls him Martin in the Philippines because Martin is not so popular name and also David. Most of us call him David and not Martin.
Scakes8  10/30/2014
Martin Mystery is an Anime-influenced TV series loosely based on the Italian comics Martin Mystère.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2014
Martin is the name of Finn's dad in Adventure Time.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2014
Martin Freeman (born September 8, 1971) a British actor from Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He is famous for his roles in The Hobbit (2012) and it's 2013 sequel, as well as the BBC TV series Sherlock where he portrays John Watson.
KenniWinchester  4/21/2014
I really like this name. Actually, I've probably met more people with this as a last name, or with a variant of it as their first name. Still, it's really cool and sounds nice. It can fit someone of all ages. A cute nickname would be Mars, which I like but fear it would get a lot of teasing. It'd be nice to see more people with this name.
AudreyEllen  1/3/2014
Chris Martin, lead singer of the band Coldplay, bears this surname.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2013
Actor Martin Freeman is a famous bearer.
Erme Ioainna  4/21/2013
I like this name, I might use it as maybe a third choice. I also like marten, but I wouldn't want people to assume I was being kre8tiv, so I'd just go with Martin. I like the name on its own but as nicknames Marty or Mattie aren't bad :)
Oohvintage  3/1/2013
Marten Reed is the main character in the webcomic Questionable Content.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2012
Martin Septim from The Elder Scrolls is another famous bearer. A moral, righteous warrior, he's definitely a worthy bearer of the name.
septim  7/6/2012
Martin Prado of the Atlanta Braves is from Venezuela and pronounces his name "mar-TEEN."
Liesl  4/28/2011
I really like this name. It sounds very strong but not "macho-man-like." I like names like Colin, Roger, etc.- very traditional (however not overused) names.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2010
Martin Billany (better known as LittleKuriboh) is an internet celebrity. He created Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series and inspired all the abridged series that followed.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2010
Martin is also a very popular name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  11/11/2009
Martin Glaessner was a geologist and palaeontologist.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2009
Martin Kabát is a fictional character from the play "Hrátky s čertem" (1956). He was played by Josef Bek.
Emilie007  12/25/2008
This name is also used in the Netherlands.
renee06  11/7/2008
Martin Johnson is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in Boys Like Girls. An amazing singer. Punk/pop, which is amazing.
mytimenow  10/7/2008
German: MU-tinn.
Thesi  6/17/2008
This is my middle name, and possibly my favourite. Am I the only one who thinks this could make a fine female name? Anyway, bird-related names like this usually seem quite pleasant, like Robin.
Mackenzie Rudd  6/13/2008
I hate Martin Luther with a burning passion, so I'm not exactly happy if people name their sons Martin after him. The man was a lunatic. Very intelligent, and a proponent of reading the Bible for oneself and taking responsibility for one's own salvation, but a lunatic all the same. He hated women and Jews and saw demons everywhere. On the other hand, the name makes me think of the geeky character on the Simpsons. I guess the name wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for these associations.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
So what I got from your comment is that all people that name their son Martin either name him after Martin Luther or Martin from The Simpsons. Is that correct? If so... assume much? That is such a broad and false assumption, I don't even know where to begin. Don't think to yourself that all people name their babies after someone or something. Parents can choose a name just because they like it!

As for the name, I wouldn't use it myself, but if I did, I certainly wouldn't name it after the two you've just mentioned! I would choose the name because I just like it!
MarioDM02  2/1/2019
In Guardians of Ga'Hoole, one of the owls is named Martin. He is a saw-whet owl and in the Chaw of Chaws (a very important group in the books).
Pippin  4/17/2008
Actor Martin Lawrence is a famous bearer.
jasmineenimsaj  3/9/2008
Its means "Warrior", "Knight". I like this name cause it represents me. I never give up. I fight for my family. I fight for myself.
babydolly  3/4/2008
Not-so famous bearer: the man who helped Brom and Eragon find a man named Jeod in the city of Teirm.
Carriebear_Nocare  1/22/2008
In the Portuguese legend of Saint Martin (here known as São Martinho) it was a dark and rainy 11th of November and he found a beggar to whom he gave half of his cloak and, all of a sudden, the rain stopped and the sun appeared. It's because of that that the 11th of Noveber is the day of this Saint and the warmer days in the middle of November are called the Verão de São Martinho (The Summer of Saint Martin).
MinnaSD  1/10/2008
Martin the Warrior. Main character from the Redwall series. At least as important as the patron saint of France.
Quest4Tanelorn  11/8/2007
I couldn't believe this wasn't posted yet, so I decided I would. Martin "Marty" McFly from the famous "Back to the Future" trilogy.
Bagpiper1989  9/27/2007
Could it not also have the bird, a Martin, as a namesake? I believe it was so in England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (history geek in me coming out, sorry!)
Katheros  9/16/2007
Well. My name is Martin. I like it, wouldn't have it any other way. I don't like the many nicknames though for some reason. But, Martins (myself included) I know tend to be shy. If there's one thing I could change about myself it would be that, and there probably isn't any correlation - hell, Martin Lawrence- he's not shy.
mawtin  7/10/2007
American actor and activist Martin Sheen, of Apocalypse Now and The West Wing, is a famous bearer.
Nochenne  6/2/2007
I never used to be that fond of this name, but now every time I think of the name Martin, I think of the great actor Martin Shaw from "Judge John Deed".
littlescarlett  5/21/2007
Martin is common in my family. I love it. I picture a nice strong man who is wise and friendly.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2007
Martin the Warrior is from the Redwall series!
Sparky221  4/19/2007
Martin Prince is from the Simpsons.
flipflops5  3/3/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Martin here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
There was a Martin Lloyd in at least 3 episodes of Stargate.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2006
Martin the Warrior Mouse, the guide character (also known as the Omniscience Character) of the books of the Redwall Abbeys.
Master_Kirby  7/25/2006
A nice strong name - my grandad, his father and his grandfather all had the name Martin; my mum also has two cousins with this name. There is also a character called Martin on 7th Heaven.
emeraldstar  6/28/2006
Martin Gore from "Depeche Mode".
iva_toneva  6/21/2006
Martin Brody is a character in Peter Benchley's novel 'Jaws' and Steven Spielberg's film of the same name. In the film and book, he is the police chief of a small seaside community which is being terrorised by a man-eating shark.
reservoirdoll1987  6/16/2006
In Bulgaria it's pronounced mahr-TIN. [noted -ed]
Ivayla  5/27/2006
Famous bearer is Martin Heidegger, a German philosopher of existentialism.
― Anonymous User  3/27/2006
Martin Van Buren was the 8th President of the U.S.A.
joannahweaver  2/28/2006
Film director Martin Scorsese is a famous bearer.
Also Martin Luther and Martin Luther King.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005

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