US Popularity:480
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:dedicated to Mars
Marcus is a boy’s name with Latin origins meaning “dedicated to Mars.” Roman mythology buffs will know that Mars was the Roman God of fertility and is the reason why we have the name for the month of March. Due to its links to the gods, Marcus was commonplace in ancient Rome with most boys bearing the title somewhere in their long names. Amongst the most well-known Marcus' of that time we have stoic philosopher and emperor Marcus Aurelius. If you’re looking for a name which will put your baby boy in good company, Marcus is an excellent choice.

Famous People Named Marcus

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Marcus Garvey
    Civil Rights Activist
  • Marcus Luttrell
    War Hero/Author
  • Marcus Mariota
    Football Player
  • Marcus Mumford
  • Marcus Scribner
    TV Actor

Marcus Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Marcus is currently #246 on The Bump
Boy:Marcus is currently #140 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Marcus is currently #480 in U.S. births
Boy:Marcus is currently #249 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 14
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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