- (given name, male) originally given in honor of a fourth century soldier-saint.
- A European surname derived from the given name.
- An English habitational surname for some who lived near a mere.
Etymology: Martinus, "of or like Mars" or "little Mars", from Mars (stem Mart-) + -inus, diminutive adjective suffix.Furthermore, the name (i.e. Mars) is likely to have been brought into Latin from elsewhere, likely the Etruscan Maris which was their name for the same deity.
- Dutch: Martijn, Maarten, Martinus
- French: Martin
- German: Martin
- Italian: Martino
- Spanish: Martín
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noun (plural martins)
- Any of various passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, which also includes swallows, that catch insects whilst flying.
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