Meaning and name origin
Marcella \m(a)-rcella, mar-cella\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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 is a very popular first name for females (#411 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24451 out of 88799, Top 28%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marcella for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marcella and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marcelle, Marcie, Marcy, Marquita, Marceline, Marcelina, Maricela, Marcia, Marcela and Marcella. (2014 statistics).
Marcella is also pronounced similarly to Marcila, Marsalla and Mercilla. Other suggested similar baby names are Marella, Maresella, Maricella, Mariella, Marisella, Martella and Marvella. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marcella.