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Marcus meaning and name origin

Marcus \m(a)-rcus, mar-cus\ as a boy's 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, 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, M.D." and civil rights activist Marcus Garvey. Markos and Markus are Dutch, German, and Hungarian forms. Marcas is Irish and Scottish. See also Marcellus and Marquis. Retailer Stanley Marcus; hockey player Markus Naslund.

Marcus has 4 variant forms: Marcas, Marco, Markos and Markus.

For more information, see also related names Cato and Demarcus.

Marcus is also pronounced similarly to Marcos, Marques and Marquus. Another suggested similar baby name is Marius.

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Popularity of Marcus

Marcus is a very popular first name for males (#146 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1829 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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