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Meaning and Origin of: Markos

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Warlike; hammer; defender

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Greek : from the personal name Markos (see Mark) or a shortened form of patronymic derivatives of this, for example Markopoulos, Markakis, or composite names such as Markantonakis ‘son of Mark Anthony’.
  • Hungarian : variant of Márkus, a Latinized Hungarian form of Mark.
  • Hungarian : possibly a nickname from markos ‘strong’ (from marok ‘palm of the hand’, markol ‘to grip’).