Meaning and name origin
Marcela \m(a)-rce-la, mar-cela\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marcela is "dedicated to Mars". Marcela is a variant of Marcella (Latin): feminine of Marcellus; variant of Marcia.
Marcela is a very popular first name for females (#1263 out of 4276, Top 30%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marcela for girls. Marcela reached its highest rank of #947 in the U.S. in 1991. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marcela and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marcella and Marcela. (2014 statistics).
Marcela is also pronounced similarly to Marcila and Marsala. Other suggested similar baby names are Marcele, Marcelina▼, Marcelle▼, Marcelyn, Marcena, Marchella, Marcile, Maricel, Maricela▼, Maricella, Mariela▼, Marisela▼, Marvela and Maryzela. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marcela.