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pinWhat does Marcellus mean?

Marcellus /mar-cel-lus/ as a boys' name is pronounced mar-SEL-us. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marcellus is "dedicated to Mars". A diminutive form of Marcus. The name of numerous saints.


Marcellus has 1 variant: Marcello.

Related boy names: Marcel and Marlon.

Marcellus has 1 feminine form: Marcella.

Kreatif forms: Maccellus, Macellus, Meircellus. [more]

pinHow popular is Marcellus?

Marcellus is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1170 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#15428 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Marcellus for boys. Marcellus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #648 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marcellus name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcellus outside U.S.

Prominent varying forms of Marcellus ranked in the Top 1000 are Marcus (#158 a year ago), Marlon (#747) and Marcel (#853). Usage of these forms of Marcellus was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.497%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.311%, 37%), with the forms Marlon, Marcellus and Marcel becoming less stylish. Marcus has been the recurring favorite.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marcellus, Marcel, Marcus, Marlon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcus outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Arcelius, Aricelius, Aurelius, Barnebus, Catullus, Darcell, Marceau, Marcelin, Marcell, Marcellin, Marcellino, Marcelo, Marcely, Marchall, Marcos, Mardel, Markel, Markell, Marshell, Martell, Marvel, Marvell, Marzell, Mateus and Maurell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marcellus.