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Meaning of Marcus

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The name Marcus has the following meaning:

Warlike or "the god of war".
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Marcus is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 114 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Marcus rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 2 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 123 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Marcus in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Marcus is pronounced as mar-kus


Marcus originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Marcus and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Marcus: Boys - Cicero, Patrick, Roman, Rufus, Sergio, Titus, Girls - Almeta, Ardis, Ava, Belva, Celeste, Clora, Decima, Diva, Gillian, Karlie, Marsha, Maxine, Priscilla, Sabina, Sabine, Sabrina, Selina, Stella, Theodosia, Verdie, Both genders - Amanda, Clara


Popular Variants for the name Marcus: Marc, Marcas, Marcellus (German), Marco (Italian), Marcos (Hispanic), Marcoux, Mark (English), Marko, Markos, Markus, Marqos, Marqus


Common nicknames for the name Marcus are: Marc


We think the name Marcus should fall under the following style category: African-American.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Marcus to be: Athletic, handsome, fun-loving, sensitive chap

In one word, you might describe Marcus as a(n) "handsome" person.

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Famous persons

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

Marcus Nathan Bent, born on 19 May, a famous footballer. Marcus Nathan Bent's background: An English footballer who has played for several different professional sides during his career. He currently plays for Wigan Athletic on loan from Charlton Athletic, but has represented ten different clubs in a twelve year period.

Marcus L. Dupree , born on 22 May, a famous footballer. Marcus L. Dupree 's background: One of the most highly recruited high school football players ever.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus , born on 26 April, a famous emperor. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus 's background: The Roman Emperor from 161 to his death in 180. He was the last of the 'Five Good Emperors', and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.
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