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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.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Marcel and Marlon.

Marcellus has 4 more alternative forms via Marcus: Marcas, Marco, Markos and Markus.

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)

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), 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)

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

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

Similar Names

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