Marty is typically thought of as a nickname for Martin, but for years, it was a given name in its own right. While it's typically used for boys, there were a few years when it became a cute tomboy-ish name for girls too. Either way, it's time for it to make a comeback. Marty hasn't been on the list of the top 1,000 names for baby boys since 1994.

Meaning of the name Marty:

Latin: Of Mars, war-like

Origin of the name Marty:

Marty is a derivative of Martin, which is ultimately derived from Mars, the Roman god of war.

Symbolism of the name Marty:

The Roman god Mars, which is where the name Marty comes from, was known as the god of war and the guardian of agriculture and farming. For this reason, Marty may symbolize strength and bravery or new life and growth.

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Gender of the name Marty:

Marty is a name that can be given to both boys and girls.

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Emotion evoked from the name Marty:

The baby name Marty evokes images of someone who is witty and intelligent.

Alternative spellings for the name Marty:

  • Martie
  • Marti
  • Martey

Nicknames for the name Marty:

  • Mart

Popularity of the name Marty:

According to the Social Security Administration, Marty has been a top 1,000 baby name for boys on and off since 1903. It last ranked in 1994 at number 945. Marty was also briefly a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1943 and 1963.

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Famous people with the name Marty:

  • Marty Robbins (singer)
  • Marty Booker (football player)
  • Marty Ehrlich (musician)
  • Marty Krofft (TV show creator)
  • Marty Feldman (actor, writer)
  • Marty Stuart (singer)

Martys in popular culture:

  • Marty McFly (character in the “Back to the Future” movies)
  • Marty (character on the TV show “Gimme a Break”)
  • Marty Saybrooke (character on the soap opera “One Life to Live”)
  • Marty the Zebra (character in the “Madagascar” movies)
  • Marty Taylor (character on the TV show “Home Improvement”)