Meaning and Origin of: Mars

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Bold warrior; Roman god of war
  • English : Handsome

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : variant of Marsh.
  • French : habitational name from places so named in Ardèche, Ardennes, Gard, Loire, Nièvre, and Meurthe-et-Moselle, from the Latin personal name Marcius, used adjectivally.
  • French : from the personal name Meard, Mard, Mart, vernacular forms of the saint’s name Médard. Morlet notes that there are a number of places called Saint-Mars, formerly recorded in Latin as Sanctus Medardus.
  • French : from the name of the month, mars ‘ March’, denoting seed sown in March, and hence a metonymic name for an arable grower.
  • French (De Mars) : habitational name from Mars in the Ardennes.
  • Dutch : from a short form of the personal name Marsilius.