What does Martin mean?

Definitions for Martin
ˈmɑr tnmar·tin

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Martin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Martin, St. Martinnoun

    French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)

  2. Martin, Steve Martinnoun

    United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)

  3. Martin, Mary Martinnoun

    United States actress (1913-1990)

  4. Martin, Dean Martin, Dino Paul Crocettinoun

    United States singer (1917-1995)

  5. martinnoun

    any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas


  1. martinnoun

    Any of various passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, which also includes swallows, that catch insects whilst flying.

  2. Martinnoun

    originally given in honor of a fourth century soldier-saint.

  3. Martinnoun

    for someone who lived near a mere.

  4. Etymology: From Martinus, Mars + -inus (diminutive suffix.


  1. Martin

    Martin is a given name or surname of both male and female individuals. It originated from the Roman name "Martinus" which was derived from the Latin word "martius", meaning "of Mars" or "warlike". Martin can be found in various cultures and has different variations in different languages. As a personal name, Martin carries different meanings and connotations depending on the cultural context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Martinnoun

    a perforated stone-faced runner for grinding

  2. Martinnoun

    one of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows

  3. Etymology: [F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. Martlet.]


  1. Martin

    Martin is an American sitcom produced by HBO Independent Productions that aired for five seasons, from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997 on Fox. The show is both titled after and stars actor-comedian Martin Lawrence along with supporting characters Tichina Arnold, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II, and Tisha Campbell. Reflecting the rising popularity of the Fox network throughout the 1990s, Martin was one of the network's highest-rated shows during the sitcom's five-season run. In contrast to the popularity of NBC's "Must See TV" on Thursday nights in the 1990s, many African American and Latino viewers flocked to Fox's Thursday night line-up of Martin, Living Single, and New York Undercover. In fact, these were the three highest-rated series among black households for the 1996–1997 season.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Martin

    mär′tin, n. a bird of the swallow kind.—Also Mar′tinet. [The name Martin; cf. robin, &c.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Martin

    the name of five Popes: M. I., St., Pope from 649 to 655; M. II., Pope from 882 to 884; M. III., Pope from 942 to 946; M. IV., Pope from 1281 to 1285; M. V., Pope from 1417 to 1431, distinguished for having condemned Huss to be burned.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. martin

    A cat-sized creature with a valuable fur imported from Hudson's Bay and Canada in prodigious numbers.--"My eye and Betty Martin," is a common expression implying disbelief; a corruption of the Romish mihi, beate Martine!

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Martin

    The common wall-swallow, corrupted from its Latin name Murten, from murus, a wall.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Martin is ranked #20 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Martin surname appeared 702,625 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 238 would have the surname Martin.

    74.8% or 525,564 total occurrences were White.
    15.7% or 110,734 total occurrences were Black.
    5.5% or 39,066 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 14,193 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 6,886 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 6,324 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Martin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2079

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Martin' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1388

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Martin in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Martin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Martin in a Sentence

  1. Murray Bessette:

    Democratic Socialists of America saw that in Venezuela. They did n’t come to power as Communists, but that is what they were. martin Luther King very explicitly considered viewing the Soviet Union and Democratic Socialists of America as allies for civil rights in the U.S..

  2. City Council:

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said,' the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice,' and it takes all of us to usher it into existence.'.

  3. Renzo Rosso:

    Martin told me I could not give his brand a better present as Galliano was the designer he admired the most.

  4. Ulish Carter:

    Black people will get extremely fired up and fight for a Trayvon Martin (the black teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida) or any time a white person kills a black person, or police kill a black person. You got rallies and marches and protests, you get your national leaders involved, but all these situations with blacks killing blacks, you're just as dead.

  5. Ken Martin:

    The 2016 election was a very difficult election, not just the outcome which still stings but really the whole nominating process and division that it created, i think there's many people like Ken Martin who hope that [ this weekend ] can heal those wounds... and finally the Democratic Party can start moving forward and not continuing to litigate these fights from 2016.

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