Names Similar to Martin (258 alternatives for boys and girls)
Looking for names similar to Martin? Maybe you want to name a child after someone in your life named Martin, but are looking for something a little different. Or from a different culture.
Or maybe you love the name Martin, but want a variation on it.
Here are our top choices, keep reading for hundreds more options!
Names that Sound Like Martin
These names are fantastic alternatives to Martin if it’s a name you cannot or do not want to use. No matter which part of the name you like, we have other options for you!
Names that start with the sound Mar-
These names sound like Martin because they begin with Mar-. I love the soft start to all of these names.
- Mark (or Marc)
- Marcus (or Markus)
Names that End with The -Tin Sound
The -tin ending in Martin gives it a strong and solid feel. These nanes also end in -tin or other similar endings with the same sound.
Names that End with an -in Sound
Do you like names ending with -in and similar sounds? You might enjoy these names that sound similar to Martin for that reason.
Names that are Similar to Martin – Popular Decades Ago But Rare Now
Do you like Martin because it used to be popular, is a familiar name, but isn’t so common now?
Here’s a list of names similar to Martin that used to be popular in the 1920s-1960s but you don’t hear as much today.
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Coming from the Greek god Dionysus, Dennis is familiar yet uncommon.
And Saint Denis (the French spelling) is the patron of Paris and the people of France.
I think this name is ready for a comeback since Dennis the Menace isn’t so popular anymore.
In Scottish, Douglas means dark water. Since the 1970s, Doug and Dougie have been rarely used in the US.
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Eugene means well-born and was popular from the 1920s to 1950s. While it can be a girl’s name, Eugenia is often used instead.
Julius has been on the downswing since the 1920s, while its cousin Julian has been on the upswing. It comes from the name of the Roman god Jupiter.
Kelvin comes from the name of a Scottish river. And Irish-Scottish physicist William Thompsom Lord Kelvin is a famous namesake!
I like Kelvin. It sounds more modern than Melvin and is similar to the more common name Kevin.
Kenneth may mean handsome or respected. Like the other names in this section, it was very common in the 1950s and isn’t used as much today. Plus, it has great nicknames- Ken and Kenny.
Find more respectable names in: Names That Mean Honorable
Whether you spell it Lawrence or Laurence, it’s a noble name with roots in ancient Greece.
This is a fantastic alternative to popular names like Leo and sounds soft yet strong.
The Scottish name Malcolm was somewhat popular in the 1920s through the 50s, again in the 1990s, and is becoming a bit more popular now.
It means disciple of Saint Columba.
Ronald comes from a Scandinavian name that’s also related to Reynold . While it’s still given to baby boys in the US today, it’s not very often!
In Old English, Russell means little red one. After the 1960s, its usage declined.
I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind hearing this name more! It goes great with today’s trend of last names as first names.
Timothy is a biblical name meaning honoring God. Saint Timothy was a companion of Paul.
To me, it’s a wonderful classic name that’s underused today!
As you may have guessed, Victor means winner or victor. It was common in the 1950s but is a bit less used now.
While Vincent has been moderately popular over the last 100 years, it hasn’t been among the top 100 boy names since 1990. It’s a dignified choice with nicknames like Vin, Vinny, and of course, Vince.
It means conqueror.
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What do you think of the name Wendell? It comes from a German and Dutch last name. It’s very uncommon in the US, especially after the 1960s.
As a name, Martin comes from the ancient Roman god, Mars. These names also share a connection with Mars:
Forms of Martin in Other Languages
The name Martin is used in English, French, German, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe. Plus, there are many intriguing variations used in other languages and cultures.
- Maarten (Dutch)
- Máirtín (Irish)
- Marcin (Polish)
- Mārcis (Latvian)
- Mart (Dutch)
- Marten (Dutch)
- Mårten (Swedish)
- Martí (Catalan)
- Martijn (Dutch)
- Martim (Portuguese)
- Martinho (Portuguese)
- Martino (Italian)
- Martins (Latvian)
- Mārtiņš (Latvian)
- Martinus (Ancient Roman, Dutch)
- Márton (Hungarian)
- Martti (Finnish)
- Martyn (Manx, Ukrainian, Welsh)
- Martynas (Lithuanian)
- Mattin (Basque)
- Matxin (Basque)
- Merten (German)
- Morten (Norwegian, Danish)
- Tijn (Dutch)
- Tino (Italian)
Last Names Related to Martin
Many first names like Martin become surnames, or last names. Most commonly, you’ll see this in the form of names like Martinson (son of Martin) or their counterparts in other languages like Martinovic.
- Martel (English, French)
- Martell (English)
- Martens (Dutch)
- Martí (Catalan)
- Martikainen (Finnish)
- Martin (English, French, German, Swedish)
- Martinek (Czech)
- Martinelli (Italian)
- Martinez (Spanish)
- Martini (Italian)
- Martinov (Bulgarian)
- Martinović (Croatian, Serbian)
- Martinsen (Danish, Norwegian)
- Martins (English, Portuguese)
- Martinson (English)
- Martinsson (Swedish)
- Márton (Hungarian)
- Martz (German)
- Mertens (Dutch, German)
- Mortensen (Danish, Norwegian)
- St Martin (French)
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Female Names Similar to Martin
If you’re in love with the name Martin but are looking for a version for a girl, here are tons of options for you!
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Wrap Up- Names Similar to Martin
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