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Origin: Ancient Roman

Meaning: the feminine form of Martinus, a Latin name derived from the Roman god of war Mars, whose name is possibly derived from Latin mas meaning "male". However, it's possible that Mars was derived from an older source, perhaps from from Etruscan Maris (the god of fertility and agriculture) of unknown meaning. Mars could also be the contracted form of an older name, Mavors (or Mavort) which could come from Latin verb mah or margh (to cut) and vor (to turn), essentially meaning "turner of the battle"according to this link (Mars).

  • Martine (French, Norwegian, Dutch)

Male forms:
  • Martin
  • Martinus (Ancient Roman)