What does Marcus mean?
The root of names such as Mark and Marcel. Mythology: Mars, the Roman god of fertility (from mas or maris for "male, virile"), for whom the spring calendar month March was named, became identified with the Greek Ares, god of war. The name was possibly influenced by a hit TV series "Marcus Welby, MD" and as an American-Black name by civil rights activist Marcus Garvey (1887-1940). See also Marcellus and Marquis. Retailer Stanley Marcus; hockey player Markus Naslund.
Marcus▲ has 28 more relations via Marcel, Marcellus, March, Mark, Markus, Marquis: Marc▼, Marceau, Marcell, Marcellus▼, Marcelo▲, Marcely, Marcio, Marcos▲, Marek, Mario▲, Marius, Markese, Markess, Markey, Markise, Markiss, Marko, Markov, Marq, Marque, Marques▼, Marquess, Marquez▼, Marqui, Marquise▼, Marquiz, Marquus and Marzo.
Marcus has 1 feminine form: Marcia.Kreatif forms: Maccus, Macus, Murcus. [more]
How popular is Marcus?
Marcus is a very popular first name for men (#146 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1900 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Marcus for boys. Marcus reached its apex position of #68 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #158 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Marcus and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Marcus (#158 from current records) are Mark (#189 from current records), Mario (#270), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marc (#636), Markus (#737), Marcelo (#741), Marquis (#836), Marcel (#853), Marquise, Marquez, Demarcus, Marcellus and Marques. Usage of these forms of Marcus reached its highest in the year 1996 (median #441) and is somewhat lower today (#675, down 42%). Mark has been the recurring favorite, although Marcos appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Marquez are now less common.
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Suggested similar baby names are Argus, Artus, Bacchus, Cadmus, Caius, Carolus, Cirrus, Damarcus, Darious, Darius▲, Darrius▼, Fabius, Feargus, Firus, Hampus, Jarius, Kadmus, Lamarcus, Maccoy, Mace, Maceo, Mack▼, Macon, Macy, Madocks, Magnes, Magnus, Magus, Mahmud, Maks, Malcom▼, Mamoun, Mamun, Mansur, Manus, Mar, Mardon, Mardyn, Mareo, Marianus, Marik, Marinos, Marinus, Marion▼, Markel, Marlea, Marlen, Marlin▼, Marloe, Marlon▼, Marmer, Marr, Marten, Martie, Martyn, Marx, Masos, Mateus, Mateusz, Matias▲, Mattaus, Maurids, Maurus, Maximus▲, Mayes, Mays, Merce, Mercer, Mercure, Mircea, Morgun, Moris, Rasmus, Straus and Ursus. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marcus.