There are multiple origins and meanings for the name:
1. Old English name, comes from the Old English word marc meaning - "golden or silver unit of money or weight (about eight ounces)" or from the word mearc meaning - "boundary, sign, limit, mark"
2. Derived from the Latin word (Marculus) meaning - "small hammer", or of Marco - "faint; to be weak/idle/apathetic
3. Diminutive form of the personal name Marquis - "ruler (of border territories)"
4. Germanic given name, meaning - "marrow, pith, medulla"
The name of several early Saints
Mark the Evangelist - is the traditional author of the Gospel of Mark. He is one of the Seventy Apostles of Christ, and the founder of the Church of Alexandria, one of the original four main sees of Christianity. One of the Evangelists (as well as Matthew, Luke and John).
The name from the list of seventy disciples of Christ in the Eastern Christian tradition. Except the twelve apostles [Andrew brother of the Apostle Peter (the fisherman from Bethsaida, a disciple of John the Baptist), Peter (he is Simon son of John, also called Cephas), John the Evangelist, James son of Zebedee, Philip of Bethsaida, Bartholomew aka Nathaniel, Matthew the tax collector (also Levi Alpheus), Thomas, James the son, Thaddeus son of Alpheus (also known as Jacob or Judah Levi), Simon the Zealot (also Simon the Zealot) and Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Jesus)] Jesus Christ also chosen seventy others: Agabus, Aquila, Amplus, Ananias, Andronicus, Apelles, Apollos, Aristarchus, Aristobulus, Artemas, Archippus, Asyncritus, Achaicus, Barnabas, Gaius, Euodias, Epaphras, Epaphroditus, Epenetus, Erastus, Hermas, Hermes, Zenas, James, Jason, Justus, Herodion, Carpus, Cleopas, Clement, Quadratus, Crescens, Crispus, Quartus, Linus, Lucius, Luke, John, Narcissus, Nicanor, Olympas, Onesimus, Onesiphorus, Parmenas, Patrobus, Prochorus, Pudens, Rufus, Silas, Silvan, Simeon, Sosipater, Sosthenes, Stachys, Stephen, Tertius, Timon, Timothy, Titus, Tychicus, Trophimus, Urban, Thaddeus, Philemon, Philip, Philologus, Fortunatus, Dionysus, Phlegon, Simeon Niger.