Origin of martinFr, uncertain or unknown; perhaps after St. Martin
Origin of MartinFrench from Classical Latin Martinus from Mars (gen. Martis), Mars: hence, literally , warlike
- ( 316?-397?) bishop of Tours: his day is Martinmasalso called Saint Martin of Tours
- 1836-97; U.S. painter
Origin of martinMiddle English martoune probably from the name Martin
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