Look up in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Mark Mark is a common male given name and is derived from old Latin "Mart-kos", which means "consecrated to the god Mars", and also may mean "God of war" or "to be warlike". was one of the three most common given names in Ancient Rome. See Marcus Roman given names. Meaning and history [edit ]
Mark is a form of the name Marcus.
Saint Mark was the author of the second Gospel in the New Testament. He is the patron saint of Venice, where he is supposedly buried. Though in use during the Middle Ages, Mark was not common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus. In the Celtic legend of Tristan and Isolde this was the name of a king of Cornwall. It was also borne by the American author Mark Twain (1835-1910), real name Samuel Clemens, the author of 'Tom Sawyer' and 'Huckleberry Finn'. He actually took his pen name from a call used by riverboat workers on the Mississippi River to indicate a depth of two fathoms. This is also the usual English spelling of the name of the 1st-century BC Roman triumvir Marcus Antonius ( Mark Antony). [1 ] Acting [edit ] Mark A. Altman, film producer, screenwriter, and actor Mark Burg, American film producer Mark Dexter, British actor Mark Hamill, actor known for his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Mark Harmon, actor Mark Gatiss, British actor, writer, and producer Mark Indelicato, American actor best known as Justin Suarez in Ugly Betty Mark Lamarr, British comedian, radio DJ and television presenter Mark Lenard, American actor Mark Linn-Baker, American actor Mark Pellegrino, American actor, best known as Jacob in Lost Mark Rendall, voice actor and actor Mark Ruffalo, American actor Mark Salling, actor who currently plays Noah Puckerman on Glee Mark Allen Shepherd, actor Mark Strickson, English actor Mark Todd (British equestrian) Mark Vincent (better known as Vin Diesel), American actor, writer, director and producer Mark Wahlberg, actor, previously known as Marky Mark Mark Williams (actor), British actor, comedian and scriptwriter Mark Womack (American actor) (born 1992) Mark Womack (British actor) (born 1960) Arts [edit ] Business [edit ] Mark Altman (speaker), consultant and writer Mark Cuban, American entrepreneur Mark Gordon, Accountant, Collector Mark Leiter, Executive Vice President at Nielsen Mark Loughridge, Vice-President of IBM Mark Morton (businessman), co-founder of Morton Salt Mark Shepherd (businessman), chairman and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook Mark Palmer, Senior Underwriter at Chubb Christianity [edit ] Literature [edit ] Music [edit ] Mark Adkinss, lead singer of American punk rock band Guttermouth Mark "Moke" Bistany, former drummer for Otep, Puddle of Mudd and Against All Will Mark Farner, American musician Mark Feehily, Irish singer in pop group Westlife Mark Gasser, British concert pianist Mark "Barney" Greenway singer in British band Napalm Death Mark Hoppus, singer/bassist for the rock bands blink-182 and +44 Mark Hosler, American musician, co-founder of the group Negativland Mark Jansen, guitarist, singer, songwriter for Epica Mark Knopfler, British musician, member of Dire Straits Mark Lanegan, lead singer of American grunge band Screaming Trees Mark Linkous, singer from American band Sparklehorse Mark McClelland, bass guitarist for Little Doses, previously for Snow Patrol Mark McGrath, singer of American rock band Sugar Ray Mark Morrison (born 1972), German-born British R&B singer Mark Morton (musician), guitarist from American band Lamb of God Mark Mothersbaugh, American composer, co-founder of Devo Mark Owen, British singer-songwriter, member of pop band Take That Mark Peddle, Canadian musician Mark Refoy, guitarist for Spiritualized, Slipstream, Pet Shop Boys Mark Ronson, producer for artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, and Robbie Williams Mark Sandman, American musician, ex-member of bands Morphine and Treat Her Right Mark Sheehan, Irish musician, member of The Script Mark Slaughter, American musician, singer and songwriter for hard rock band Slaughter Mark Stoermer, American musician and member of The Killers Mark Stuart (musician), vocals for Christian band Audio Adrenaline Mark Vincent, Australian opera singer Politics [edit ] Mark Antony, Roman politician and general Mark Collett, British political activist Mark Dayton, current governor and former U.S. senator from Minnesota Mark Latham, Australian politician Mark M. Shelton, American politician Mark Shepard, Vermont state senator Mark Squilla, Philadelphia city councilman Mark Rutte, Minister-President of the Netherlands Mark Warner, former governor of and current U.S. senator from Virginia Mark ( Thai: "มาร์ค") Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of Thailand, and a dual citizen of Thailand and the United Kingdom Sports [edit ] Mark Angelosetti, American professional wrestler Mark Bell (ice hockey), Canadian ice hockey player Mark Berger (judoka), Canadian Olympic silver & bronze heavyweight judoka Mark van Bommel, Dutch football (soccer) player Mark Bott, English cricketer Mark Boucher, South African cricketer Mark Bresciano, Australian football (soccer) player Mark Brunell, American football (gridiron) player Mark Buehrle, American baseball player Mark Calaway, professional wrestler who uses the stage name " The Undertaker" Mark Casale, American football player Mark Cavendish, professional racing cyclist Mark Chatfield, American breaststroke swimmer Mark Cohon, Canadian Football League Commissioner Mark Dale, English cricketer Mark Dean (swimmer), American swimmer Mark Dismore, Indycar driver Mark Dusbabek, American football player Mark Ealham, English cricketer Mark Eaton (basketball), American basketball player Mark Evans (rower), Canadian rower Mark Few (born 1962), American basketball coach Mark Fidrych (1954–2009), American baseball player Mark Forsythe, Northern Irish long jumper Mark Garner, Australian track and field sprinter Mark Gorski, American track cyclist and cycling manager Mark Henry, American weightlifter and professional wrestler Mark Holst (born 1984), Canadian mixed martial arts fighter Mark Hughes, Welsh retired football (soccer) player Mark Ingram, Sr. (born 1965), American football player Mark Ingram, Jr. (born 1989), American football player Mark Jindrak, professional wrestler Mark Kellar, American football player Mark Kennedy (footballer), Irish football (soccer) player Mark Lapidus (born 1995), Estonian chess player Mark Lazarus, English soccer player Mark McGwire (born 1963), American baseball player Mark Major, Canadian ice hockey player Mark Martin (born 1959), NASCAR driver Mark Messier (born 1961), Canadian retired hockey player Mark Midler, Soviet two-time Olympic champion foil fencer Mark Mulder, baseball player Mark Nenow, American long-distance runner Mark Noble, English football (soccer) player Mark Paré, Canadian NHL official Mark Phillips, British Olympic gold-medal horseman Mark Pinger, German swimmer Mark Price, American basketball player Mark Rakita, Soviet two-time Olympic champion saber fencer Mark Recchi, Canadian hockey player Mark Ricks, American politician Mark Ricks (gridiron football), American player of gridiron football Mark Robinson (darts player), English darts player Mark Roth (born 1951), American pro bowler Mark Rypien, American football (gridiron) player Mark Robins, English football (soccer) manager and former player Mark Roopenian, American football player Mark Sanchez American football player for the New York Jets Mark Selby, English professional snooker and pool player Mark Siebeck, German volleyball player Mark Simoneau, American football player Mark Sloan (wrestler), British wrestler Mark Spitz, American nine-time Olympic champion swimmer Mark Stephney, Montserratian cricketer Mark Streit, Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman Mark Švets, Estonian football (soccer) player Mark Teixeira, professional baseball player (MLB) Mark Thorson, American football player Mark Traynowicz, American football player Mark Veldmate, Dutch football (soccer) player Mark Viduka, Australian football (soccer) player Mark Walsh (darts player), professional darts player Mark Ward, (footballer born 1962) Mark Ward, (footballer born 1982) Mark Warnecke, German swimmer Mark Waugh (born 1965), Australian test cricketer (1991–2002) and twin brother of Steve Waugh Mark Webber (born 1976), Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Williams (snooker player), Welsh professional snooker player Fictional [edit ] Other [edit ] References [edit ]