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Marcel meaning and name origin
Marcel \m(a)-rcel, mar-cel\ as a boy's name is pronounced mar-SELL. It is of French origin. Variant of Marcellus (Latin) "little warrior", from Marcus. The source of these names is Mars, the Roman god of war. Marcelo (mar-SAY-loh) is a Spanish form, Marceau (mar-SOH) is French. Marcelino and Marciano are Italian forms. French mime, Marcel Marceau, combined two variants of this name. Author Marcel Proust; football player Marcellus Wiley.
Marcel has 10 variant forms: Marceau, Marcelin, Marcellin, Marcellino, Marcell, Marcello, Marcellus, Marcelo, Marcely and Marciano.
For more information, see also related names Mark and Marvin.
Baby names that sound like Marcel are Marzell, Miroslav and Miroslaw.
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Popularity of Marcel
Marcel is a somewhat popular first name for men (#613 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#27405 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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