Short form of Martin or of Martina and Martine. It has sometimes been used as an independent boy's name since the latter part of the 20th century, being associated particularly with the comedian Marty Feldman (1933–83), the pop singer Marty Wilde (b. 1939 as Reginald Smith), and the country-and-western singer Marty Robbins (1925–82).
Americanized spelling of Dutch Van Noye, a habitational name for someone from a place named with Middle Dutch ooye, oye ‘(water) meadow’, as for example Hoye, near Ghent, Belgium. It may also be a Dutch form of French De la Noye (see Delano).