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What does Marcia mean?

Marcia /mar-cia/ as a girls' name is pronounced MAR-shah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marcia is "dedicated to Mars".

Feminine of Marcus. Mars was the Roman god of war, known to the Greeks as Ares. Used in Imperial Rome and revived in the late 19th century. See also Marcella. Actress Marsha Mason.

Associated with: dedicated, roman, war (battle), greeks, 19th century


Marcia has 23 variants: Marcella, Marcena, Marcene, Marchita, Marci, Marciana, Marciane, Marcianne, Marcie, Marcila, Marcile, Marcille, Marcilyn, Marcilynn, Marcina, Marcine, Marcita, Marcy, Marquita, Marseea, Marsha, Marsia and Martia.

Marcia has 6 more alternative forms via Marcella, Marsha: Marcela, Marcele, Marcelina, Marcilee, Maricel and Marsita.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Macia, Marlia, ..

(male) Marach, Marchio, ..

How popular is Marcia?

Marcia is a very popular first name for women (#236 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#25845 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Marcia for girls. Marcia reached its top position of #90 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Marcia and related names. Prominent variation forms of Marcia rated in the Top 2000 are Marcella (#1434 via latest list), Marcela (#1814), Marcine, Marcy, Marquita, Marsha, Marcille, Marcie, Marcelina, Marcene, Marci and Marcile. Other forms, like Marcilee, are uncommon. These forms of Marcia were at the apex of their popularity 64 years ago (median #1211) and have become much less conventional since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcia, Marcela, Marcelina, Marcella, Marcene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marci, Marcie, Marcile, Marcille, Marcine in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Marcia is alike in pronunciation to Myrtia. Other recommended names are Cacia, Carlia, Dacia, Darcia, Kacia, Karmia, Maci, Madzia, Malia, Malkia, Mara, Maraya, Marcee, Marcenia (see Marcene), Mareina, Marena, Marfa, Marg, Marge, Margita, Margy, Mari, Maria, Mariah, Marial, Marian, Marice, Maricia, Mariko, Marina, Marisha, Marit, Mariza, Marja, Marjo, Marjy, Markia, Marla, Marlie, Marlin, Marlina, Marlisa, Marna, Marnia, Marnja, Marnya, Marqui, Marra, Marris, Marrissa, Martha, Marti, Martina, Martta, Marya, Maryssa, Mattia, Mauresa (see Maureen), Maurisa, Maurizia, Mercey, Merci, Mercia, Mercie, Mirka, Moreisa, Morysa (see Marisa), Narcisa, Saraia, Saria, Tarnia, Wardia, Zaria and Zarria. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marcia.