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What does Marco mean?

Marco Pronunciation of Marco [mar-co] as a boys' name is pronounced MAR-koh, MAR-ku. It is of Latin origin. Italian and Portuguese variant of Marcus. Italian explorer Marco Polo.


Marco has 2 variants: Marcos and Markos.

Affiliated boy name: Mark.

2 more relations via Marcus: Marcas and Markus.

Creative forms:
(male) Macco, Maco, ..

(female) Marda, Marmor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marco Branden (M.B.), ..

How popular is Marco?

Marco is a very popular first name for males (#363 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#10519 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Marco was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #174 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is at #320 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Marcus (#168 the previous year), Mark (#196), Marcos (#406) and Markus (#865) are the popular variation forms of Marco (#320 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Marco were at the height of their popularity 6 decades ago (adoption of 2.4%) and have become much less widespread since (adoption 0.3%, 86% less), with the form Mark falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marco, Marcos, Marcus, Mark, Markus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marco is pronounced similarly to Markey, Marko, Marqui and Mirko. Other suggested similar names are Falco, Jaco, Mac, Maccoy, Mace, Maceo, Mack, Macon, Macy, Malcom, Mano, Manzo, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Marcel, Marcelo, March, Marcio, Mardon, Marek, Mareo, Marik, Marimo, Marino, Mario, Marion, Markov, Marloe, Marlon, Marlow, Marly, Maro, Marom, Marq, Marr, Mars, Marsh, Mart, Marti, Marton, Marty, Marve, Marx, Marzo, Mateo, Matico, Maureo, Maurio, Mauro, Mayo, Merce, Morio, Murdo and Paco. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marco.