What does Marcus mean?
Marcus \m(a)-rcus, mar-cus\ as a boys' name is pronounced MAR-kus. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marcus is "dedicated to Mars". 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 39 more related variations via Marcel, Marcellus, March, Mark, Markus, Marquis: Marc▼, Marceau, Marcelin, Marcell, Marcellin, Marcellino, Marcello, Marcellus▼, Marcelo, Marcely, Marciano, Marcio, Marcos, Marek, Mario, Marius, Markeece, Markeese, Markell, Markese, Markess, Markey, Markise, Markiss, Markize, Marko, Markov, Markwees, Markwess, Marq, Marque, Marques▼, Marquess, Marquez▼, Marqui, Marquise▼, Marquiz, Marquus and Marzo.
Marcus has 1 feminine form: Marcia.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Marcus and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Marcus (#158 the previous year) are Mark (#189 the previous year), Mario (#270), Marco (#308), Marcos (#404), Marc (#636), Markus (#737), Marcelo (#741), Marquis (#836), Marcel (#853), Demarcus, Marquise, Marquez, Marques, Marcellus and Markell. Usage of these boy names reached its highest in the year 1995 (usage of 0.5291%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3043%, down 42.5%), with forms like Marquis, Demarcus, Marquise, Marc and Marcellus becoming somewhat dated. The more fashionable birth names in this compilation are Marcelo (#741), Marcus (#158), Marco (#308), Mario (#270) and Markus (#737), and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Marcus. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)