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Origin of the name MARKOS.
Etymology of the name MARKOS.
Meaning of the baby name MARKOS.


MARKOS (Μάρκος).  Greek form of Latin Marcus (q.v.), meaning "of Mars." 

... Marcus extended into all the provinces, and was that by which John, sister's son to Barnabas, was known to the Romans.  Tradition identifies him with the Evangelist, who, under St. Peter's direction, wrote the Gospel especially intended for "strangers of Rome," and who afterwards founded the Church of Alexandria, and give it a liturgy.  In consequence, Markos has ever since been a favourite Greek name, especially among those connected with the Alexandrian patriarchate.  In the days, however, when relic-hunting had become a passion, some adventurous Venetians stole the remains of the Evangelist from the pillar in the Alexandrian church, in which they had been built up, and transferred them to Venice. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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