Girl name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : Bitter; the star of the sea
- Latin : Full of grace
Boy name origins & meanings
- Latin : The sea
Family name origins & meanings
- Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Asturian-Leonese, and Catalan : topographic name for someone living by the sea, from mar ‘sea’ (Latin mare).
- German : nickname from Middle High German mar(w) ‘tender’, ‘delicate’.
- Hungarian (Már) : from a short form of the personal nameMárkus or Márk, Hungarian forms of Marcusand Mark; or possibly from the personal name Márton, Hungarian form of Martin.
- Chinese : variant ofMa.