What does Marcellus mean?
Marcellus \mar-cellus, marce(l)-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.
Marcellus has 1 feminine form: Marcella.
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 popularity of Marcellus for boys. Marcellus reached its peak rank of #648 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent varying forms of Marcellus ranked in the Top 1000 are Marcus (#158 a year ago), Marco (#308), Markus (#737), Marlon (#747) and Marcel (#853). Usage of these boy names was at its apex in the year 1990 (usage of 0.5303%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.3662%, down 31%), with the forms Marlon, Marcellus and Marcel becoming less stylish. Marcus (#158), Marco (#308) and Markus (#737) are three of the more chic baby names among these, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Marcus. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Marcellus and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)