US Popularity:1558
Other Origin(s):Roman, French
Meaning:From the God Mars; Dedicated to Mars
A boy’s name of Latin, Roman, and French origin, Marcel bears the powerful meaning “from the God Mars.” Coming from the Ancient Roman names Marcus and Marcellus, it also means “dedicated to Mars.” Mars is a mighty god of war in Roman mythology and the fourth planet in the solar system, also known as the “Red Planet.” The name Marcel is popular throughout Europe and Canada throughout history! Worn by mimes and artists alike, this name has won the hearts of many. It takes a certain type of person to carry such a name, and baby Marcel will be just the champion for it!

Famous People Named Marcel

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  • Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Marcel is currently #1317 on The Bump
Boy:Marcel is currently #711 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Marcel is currently #1558 in U.S. births
Boy:Marcel is currently #760 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 101
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Marcel

  • Behind the Name, Marcel, November 2019

  • Behind the Name, Marcellus, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Marcus, November 2020

  • WordSense, Marcus

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 138

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