Origin:Latin
Popularity:423
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

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  • Marcus Garvey
    Civil Rights Activist
  • Marcus Luttrell
    War Hero/Author
  • Marcus Mariota
    Football Player
  • Marcus Mumford
    Singer
  • Marcus Scribner
    TV Actor

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Source: Social Security Administration

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