Derived from the Roman name Martinus, which referred to the god of war, Mars, so it means “warlike.” But don’t worry — your little Martin will probably be as sweet as pie. Probably.
Famous people named Martin:
Protestant reformer Martin Luther; U.S. President Martin van Buren; civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr.; actors Martin Short, Martin Starr, and Martin Sheen; physicist and Nobel prize winner Martin Perl.
A martin is a type of bird, in the same family (Hirundinidae) as the swallow.