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What does Marcellus mean?

Marcellus Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: dedicated (faithful), saints.


Marcellus has 1 variant: Marcello.

Related boy names: Marcel and Marlon.

1 feminine form: Marcella.

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Middle name pairings:
Marcellus Davian (M.D.), ..

How 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)

Marcellus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #649 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #1245. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcellus name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Marcellus (#1245 a year ago) ranked in the Top 2000 are Marcus (#168 a year ago), Marcel (#773), Marlon (#817) and Marcello (#1186). Usage of these forms of Marcellus was at its apex during the years 1980-1989 (adoption of 0.32%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.17%, 46%). Marcus has been the recurring favorite, though Marcel has become popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcellus, Marcel, Marcello, Marcus, Marlon in U.S.

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