Meaning and name origin
Marcia \m(a)-rcia, mar-cia\ as a girl's 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.
Marcia▼ has 23 variant forms: Marcella▼, Marcena, Marcene, Marchita, Marci▼, Marciana, Marciane, Marcianne, Marcie▼, Marcila, Marcile, Marcille, Marcilyn, Marcilynn, Marcina, Marcine, Marcita, Marcy▼, Marquita▼, Marsha▼, Marseea, Marsia and Martia.
Marcia is a very popular first name for females (#236 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27404 out of 88799, Top 31%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marcia for girls. Marcia reached its highest rank of #87 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marcia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marquita, Marsha, Marcy, Marcie, Marci, Marcia and Marcella. (2014 statistics).
Marcia▼ is also pronounced similarly to Myrtia. Other suggested similar baby names are Darcia, Marcee, Marcey, Mareisa, Marga, Margi, Margie▼, Maria, Maricia, Marika, Maris, Marisa▼, Mariza, Marja, Marji, Marjie, Markia, Markie, Marnia, Marris, Maryka, Marysa, Marysia, Merci, Mercia and Mercie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marcia.