Each name has a special meaning and without a doubt we want to give you all the information you should know about it. When you choose a name, its origin, its meaning and even those characters who have the name and have made history through time can be important. Please note that all names have a different etymology which may be of importance to you. Next we are going to explain the meaning of the name Martin .

Etymology of the name Martin:

According to anthroponymic studies, it is considered that the name Martin comes from Latin and is associated with Roman mythology as he lives in consecration to the god Mars, which in Greek corresponds to Ares, god of war. This name was extended during the Middle Ages to the present day. Martin of Braga, also known as Martin of Dumio, Martin of Pannonia, or the Apostle of the Swabians, was a 5th-century Hungarian bishop, theologian, and ecclesiastical writer who was concerned with Christian values. San Martín de Porres was a friar of the Dominican Order during the 17th century who was born in present-day Peru. Martin Luther was a German Catholic friar and theologian who studied religious doctrine and reformed the church, giving rise to Protestantism. Martín is the variant of the name in Spanish.


Martinus in ancient Roman, Maarten in Dutch, Máirtín in Irish, Marcin in Polish, Marten in Swedish, Martiin in Dutch, Martí in Catalan, Martim or Martinho in Portuguese, Martin in English and French, Martino in Italian, Márton in Hungarian, Marttí in Finnish, Martyn in Welsh and Ukrainian, Martynas in Lithuanian, Mattin or Matxin in Basque, Merten in German, Martjnin Slovenian, Morten in Danish and in Norwegian. The most common female variant is usually Martina.

Famous people named Martin:

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    • American pastor and activist : he was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. He is known worldwide for his dedication to the fight for equality, the civil rights of people and the rejection of poverty and racial discrimination always in a peaceful manner, in addition to having been a pastor of the Baptist Church. He rejected the war in Vietnam and was in favor of the right to vote for all citizens of a nation. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Jawaharlal Nehru Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the US Congressional Gold Medal, and there is even a public holiday in his native country to commemorate his life and work.
  • Martin Cooper Serrano

    • American electronic engineer and inventor : born in Chicago in 1928. He is known for being one of the pioneers of wireless or mobile telephony and was the first person to make a call by this means, as well as inventing Cooper’s Law. He studied Electrical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and later was a corporate director of Motorola in the area of ​​Research and Development. He was also founder and director of Arraycomm, a company dedicated to wireless technology and smart antennas. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, he obtained the Princess of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research, the Charles Stark Draper Award, the Marconi Award, among others.
  • Martin Zabaleta Larburu

    • Spanish Mountaineer – He was born in Hernani, Guipúzcoa in 1949. He is known for being the first Basque person to climb to the top of Everest. He currently works as a carpenter and promotes hiking and mountaineering as a high mountain guide. He was part of the Euskal Espedizioa towards the summit of Everest in 1980 and proudly placed three flags at the top. It also has other climbs such as Kanchejunga, Cho Oyu and expeditions to the Andes and Rocky Mountains.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Martin:

People who have this name are intelligent, risky and innovative. They have a high creativity that they use to make their life practical, they do not like complications or entanglements. They are lovers of comfort and tranquility. They also have an active and energetic personality to achieve their goals. They are stubborn, stubborn, bold and sometimes tend to be spiteful as they do not easily forget a fault. They are loyal and trusted friends but betraying their trust may not be so easily forgotten.