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Meaning and name origin

Marcellus \mar-cellus, marce(l)-lus\ as a boy's name is pronounced mar-SEL-us. It is of Latin origin. A diminutive form of Marcus. The name of numerous saints.


Marcellus has 1 variant form: Marcello.

For more information, see also related boy names Marcel and Marlon.

There is 1 feminine form of Marcellus: Marcella.


Marcellus is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1170 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#12783 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marcellus for boys. Marcellus reached its highest rank of #648 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marcellus and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marcus (#158), Marlon (#747), Marcel (#853) and Marcellus. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcel, Marcus, Marlon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Marcell and Marcellin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marcellus.