Meaning and Origin of: Markos

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Warlike; hammer; defender

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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’).