Meaning and Name Origin
Marcella \m(a)-rcella, mar-cella\ as a girls' name is pronounced mar-SELL-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marcella is "dedicated to Mars". 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.
Marcella▼ has 19 more related forms via Marcia, Maricela: Marcena, Marcene, Marchita, Marci▼, Marciana, Marciane, Marcianne, Marcila, Marcilyn, Marcilynn, Marcina, Marcine, Marcita, Maricella, Marisela▼, Marseea, Marsha▼, Marsia and Martia.
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 (#24451 out of 88799, Top 28%). (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. during 1920-1929, 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. Maricela, Marcy, Marisela, Marquita, Marsha, Marcie, Marcia, Marceline, Marcelina, Marcelle, Marci and Marcela are the popular variation forms of Marcella. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during 1970-1979 and is now significantly lower, with versions like Maricela, Marcy, Marisela, Marquita and Marsha falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Marcella▼ is pronounced similarly to Marsalla and Mercilla. Other recommended similar baby names are Marella, Maresella, Mariella, Marisella, Martella and Marvella. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marcella.