Meaning and Origin of: Mar

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.