Marcus - boys name

Marcus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Marcus name meaning:

The name Marcus is of Latin origin and has several meanings attached to it. One of the most commonly accepted meanings is "warlike" or "belonging to Mars." In Roman mythology, Mars was the god of war, which gives the name Marcus a strong and masculine connotation. This meaning suggests that individuals named Marcus may possess qualities such as courage, strength, and a warrior-like spirit.

Another possible meaning of the name Marcus is "dedicated to Mars." This interpretation implies that individuals with this name may have a strong sense of loyalty and commitment to their ideals or causes. They may also exhibit determination and perseverance in pursuing their goals.

Overall, the name Marcus carries a sense of power, strength, and bravery. It is a name that often brings to mind someone who is assertive, confident, and resilient. People named Marcus may naturally embody these traits, or they may develop them throughout their lives as they strive to live up to the meaning of their name.

Origin: Latin

Form of Marc. Warlike.

Related names

Marc , Archbishop-of-York, Marcel , Marcella , Marcellus , Marcena, Marci, Marcianne, Marcie , Marcine, Marco , Marcus , Marcy , Maricel, Maricela, Maricelia, Maricella, Marsha, Part-1-and-2'

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Overall UK ranking: 247 out of 4789

192 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (117)

Historical popularity of Marcus

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