What does Marcel mean?
Variant of Marcellus, from Marcus. The source of these names is Mars, the Roman god of war. French mime, Marcel Marceau, combined two variants of this name. Author Marcel Proust; football player Marcellus Wiley.
Affiliated boy name: Marvin.more]
How popular is Marcel?
Marcel is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#613 out of 1220, Top 50%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#14823 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Marcel for boys. Marcel was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #546 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #853 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Marcel and corresponding names. Marcellus, Marcelo (#741 2 years ago), Marco (#308), Marcus (#158), Markus (#737) and Marvin (#492) are the prominent variation forms of Marcel (#853 2 years ago). These relations of Marcel were popular with parents in 1990 (average #510) and are almost as common today (#612, ▼20.9%). Marcus has generally been preferred by parents, although Marcelo appears to be becoming a favorite too, and Marvin has become less popular. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)