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What does Marcella mean?

Marcella Pronunciation of Marcella [mar-cel-la] 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.

Associated with: dedicated, mythology, roman, spring, greek, war (battle), saint.


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.

11 more related forms via Marcia, Maricela: Marcena, Marcene, Marchita, Marciana, Marcila, Marcilyn, Marcina, Marcita, Maricella, Marisela and Marseea.

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Middle name pairings:
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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)

Marcella reached its apex position of #168 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1380 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Marceline (#1657 via latest list), Marcela (#1947), Marcille, Marcile, Marcy, Marisela, Marquita, Marcie, Maricela, Marchelle, Marcelle, Marcelina, Marcelline, Marcelyn, Marcene and Marcia are the popular variation forms of Marcella (#1380 via latest list). Other forms, like Maricella, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Marcella was common among parents 75 years ago (adoption of 0.3%) and is now significantly lower.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcelline, Marcelyn, Marcene, Marchelle, Marcia in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marisela, Marquita in U.S.

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