US Popularity:1054
Other Origin(s):Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
Meaning:Consecrated to the god Mars; Dedicated to Mars
Marcelo is a masculine name originating from Latin, meaning “consecrated to the god Mars” or “dedicated to Mars.” Marcelo is the Spanish and Portuguese version of Marcellus, which has roots in ancient Roman mythology. The Roman god of war and protector of Rome, Mars, is said to be the source of these names in his honor. Mars is known as a military god who was often revered and celebrated in Roman times during the month of March, which was named after him. Marcelo is a name that represents loyalty and strength, virtues that will help baby become the natural leader they were destined to be!

Marcelo Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Marcelo is currently #2363 on The Bump
Boy:Marcelo is currently #1327 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Marcelo is currently #1054 in U.S. births
Boy:Marcelo is currently #523 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 20
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Britannica, Mars, January 2024

  • Name Doctor, Marcelo

  • Behind the Name, Marcelo, November 2020

  • Behind the Name, Marcus, November 2020

  • WordSense Dictionary, Marcelo

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