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What does Marcelo mean?

Marcelo Pronunciation of Marcelo [marce-lo] as a boys' name has the meaning "little warrior". Marcelo is a Spanish form of Marcel (French, Latin): variation of Marcellus.

Associated with: little, warrior.


9 alternative forms via Marcel: Marceau, Marcelin, Marcell, Marcellin, Marcellino, Marcello, Marcellus, Marcely and Marciano.

Creative forms:
(male) Maccelo, Macelo, ..

(female) Marrel, Marsla, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marcelo Tevin (M.T.), ..

How popular is Marcelo?

Marcelo is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#946 out of 1220, Top 78%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#16616 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Marcelo was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #741 in the U.S. in 2014, and is currently at #760. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Marcelo (#760 from recent data) are Marcel (#773 from recent data), Marcell, Marcello (#1186) and Marcellus (#1245). These forms of Marcelo are at the peak of their popularity today (average #1192). Marcel is the longstanding favorite, though Marcelo is currently ranked higher.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcelo, Marcel, Marcell, Marcello, Marcellus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcelo and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aurelo, Carlo, Carmello, Carmelo, Darcel, Darcell, Ercolo (see Ercole), Harlo, Karlo, Karmello, Karmelo, Maceo, Macerio, Macey, Madteo, Malcolm, Mandel, Mandell, Manollo, Manolo, Mansel, Mansell, Manuel, Manuelo, Manvel, Marc, Marcas, March, Marchall, Marcio, Marco, Marcos, Mardel, Marden, Marek, Mareo, Mariano, Marimo, Marino, Markel, Markell, Markese, Markess, Markey, Marko, Marlen, Marley, Marlon, Marlow, Marmeon (see Marmion), Marmer, Maro, Marquel, Marsean, Marshell, Martel, Martell, Marten, Martino, Marve, Marvel, Marvell, Marven, Marzell, Marzo, Mateo, Matteo, Maurell, Maxwell, Mercer, Mircea, Morell, Moriel, Morrel and Morrell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marcelo.

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