What does Marcella mean?
Feminine of Marcellus; variant of Marcia. Mythology: Mars, the Roman god of fertility, for whom the spring calendar month March was named, came to be identified with the Greek god Ares, god of war. Saint Marcella (fourth century) was a cultivated woman of ability who was killed during the sack of Rome. See also Maricela.
Marcella▼ has 24 variants: Marcela, Marcele, Marcelina▼, Marcelinda, Marceline▼, Marcelle▼, Marcellina, Marcelline, Marcelyn, Marchella, Marchelle, Marcie▼, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcille, Marcy▼, Maricel, Marquita▼, Marsalina, Marsella, Marselle, Marsellonia, Marshella and Marsiella.more]
How popular is Marcella?
Marcella is a very prominent first name for females (#411 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#22443 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Marcella for girls. Marcella reached its apex position of #171 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Marcella and affiliated names. Marcy, Maricela, Marisela, Marquita, Marcie, Marcia, Marcelina, Marceline, Marcelle and Marcela are the popular variation forms of Marcella. Other forms, like Marciana, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Marcella was common among parents during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.29%) and is now lower. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Marcella▼ is pronounced similarly to Marsala, Marsalla and Mercilla. Other recommended similar baby names are Aricella, Carmella▼, Corrella, Darcelle, Darrelle, Harrella, Macaela, Marabelle, Marcheta, Mariela▼, Marielena, Marielle, Marketta, Marnell, Marnetta, Marseilles, Martella, Marylea, Mella, Michella, Morella, Myrilla, Pamella, Raella and Raquella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marcella.