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What does Marcela mean?

Marcela Pronunciation of Marcela [marcela] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the name Marcela means "dedicated to Mars". Marcela is an alternate spelling of Marcella (Latin): feminine of Marcellus.

Associated with: dedicated.


Marcela has 3 variants: Marcilee, Marsella and Marsiella.

16 more related forms via Marcella: Marcele, Marcelina, Marcelinda, Marceline, Marcelle, Marcellina, Marcelyn, Marchella, Marchelle, Marcie, Marcile, Marcille, Marcy, Maricel, Marselle and Marshella.

Creative forms:
(female) Marcesa, Mercela, ..

(male) Marcea, Marceto, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marcela Ariyana (M.A.), ..

How popular is Marcela?

Marcela is a very popular first name for females (#1263 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Marcela was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #947 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #1947 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcela name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcela outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Marcela (#1947 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are Marcelina, Marceline (#1657 from recent data), Marcella (#1380), Marcelle, Marcelyn, Marchelle, Marcie, Marcile, Marcille and Marcy. These relations of Marcela were at the peak of their popularity 95 years ago (usage of 0.11%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.02%, 85.3%), with forms such as Marcie becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcela, Marcelina, Marceline, Marcella, Marcelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcelyn, Marchelle, Marcie, Marcile, Marcille, Marcy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcela and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marcela is pronounced similarly to Marcila, Marsala, Marsalla and Mercilla. Other suggested similar names are Carmela, Darcel, Darcell, Harela, Harrela (see Harela), Karmela, Macaela, Manuela, Marcee, Marceen, Marcena, Marcene, Marcenia (see Marcene), Marcey, Marchesa, Marcheta, Marcia, Marcilyn, Marcina, Marcita, Mareena, Mareesa, Marelda, Marell, Marella, Marena, Maresella (see Marisela), Margalo, Maricela, Maricella, Mariel, Mariela, Mariella, Marilla, Marisela, Marisella, Markeda, Marketa, Marla, Marlea, Marlele, Marlena, Marnell, Marrelda (see Marelda), Marseea, Martella, Marvel, Marvela, Marvele, Marvell, Marvella, Maryzela and Morela. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marcela.

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