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Meaning

The name Marcel has the following meaning:

One who is a little warrior. Stems from the name "Mars", which refers to the Roman god of war.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Marcel is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 803 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Marcel fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 49 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 889 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Marcel in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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Pronunciation

The name Marcel is pronounced as mar-sell

Origins

Marcel originates from the French language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Marcel and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Marcel: Boys - Calvin, Chase, Devonte, Durango, Jacque, Tyson, Vernon, Girls - Blanche, Dixie, Genevieve, Renee, Romona, Both genders - Chandler, Dabney, Mallory

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Marcel: Marceau (French), Marcelee, Marceleigh, Marceley, Marceli, Marcelie, Marcelino (Italian), Marcell, Marcellin (French), Marcello (Italian), Marcelo, Marcelus, Marcely, Marcial, Marciano

Style

We think the name Marcel should fall under the following style category: French.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Marcel to be: Athletic and well mannered chap

In one word, you might describe Marcel as a(n) "well-mannered" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Marcel (or its variants) are:

Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust, born on 10 July, a famous novelist. Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust's background: A French novelist, essayist, and critic, best known as the author of À la recherche du temps perdu (in English, In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past), a monumental work of twentieth-century fiction published in seven parts from 1913 to 1927.

Marcel Lajos Breuer , born on 21 May, a famous architect. Marcel Lajos Breuer 's background: An architect and furniture designer, was an influential Hungarian-born modernist of Jewish descent. One of the fathers of Modernism, Breuer showed a great interest in modular construction and simple forms.

Marcel Duchamp , born on 28 July, a famous artist. Marcel Duchamp 's background: A French artist (he became an American citizen in 1955) whose work and ideas had considerable influence on the development of post-World War I Western art, and whose advice to modern art collectors helped shape the tastes of the Western art world.
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