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What does Marceau mean?

Marceau Pronunciation of Marceau [marceau] as a boys' name has the meaning "little warrior". Marceau is a French form of Marcel (French, Latin): form of Marcellus.

Associated with: little, warrior.


7 related forms via Marcel: Marcelin, Marcell, Marcello, Marcellus, Marcelo, Marcely and Marciano.

Creative forms:
(male) Manceau, Merceau, ..

(female) Marsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marceau Chevy (M.C.), ..

How popular is Marceau?

Marceau is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#16411 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Marceau (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Marcelo (#760 last year), Marcel (#773), Marcello (#1186), Marcellus (#1245) and Marcell. Usage of these relations of Marceau is at its apex presently (average #1192). Marcelo and Marcel are two of the more chic boy names in this compilation. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcel, Marcell, Marcello, Marcellus, Marcelo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marceau is pronounced similarly to Marcio and Mircea. Other suggested similar names are Dureau, Maccrae (see Maccrea), Maccray, Maccrea, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macneal, Macrae, Malcam, Manlea (see Manley), Marc, Marcas, March, Marchall, Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Mardel, Marden, Marek, Mareo, Markel, Markell, Markese, Markess, Markey, Markham, Marlan, Marlea, Marlen, Marley, Marmeon (see Marmion), Marmer, Marschal, Marsean, Marshal, Martel, Martell, Marten, Martenn, Marve, Marvel, Marvell, Marven, Marzell, Matheu, Merce and Mercer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marceau.

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