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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.

Marcel is also pronounced similarly to Marzell. Other suggested similar baby names are Darcel, Mardel, Markel, Markell, Marquel, Martel and Marvel.

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Popularity of Marcel

Marcel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#613 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#27405 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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