Pronunciation: ma-hrku-hs
Origin: Sweden

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Marcus is a masculine given name with origins in Ancient Rome, specifically in Latin and Roman mythology. The meaning of the name Marcus is "dedicated to Mars", referring to the Roman god of war and fertility. The name is popular in various European countries, including Sweden, Norway, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands, as well as in English-speaking countries. The origin of the name Marcus can be traced back to either the Etruscan word "Marce" of unknown meaning or directly to the god Mars. In ancient Rome, the name Marcus was common, with most boys bearing the title somewhere in their names. Famous figures named Marcus from ancient Rome include the stoic philosopher and emperor Marcus Aurelius. Today, the name remains popular and is associated with various notable individuals, such as civil rights activist Marcus Garvey, war hero and author Marcus Luttrell, and football player Marcus Mariota.

Marcus Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Marcus is currently #149 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Marcus is currently #149 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Marcus is currently #146 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Marcus is currently #146 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Marcus

  • Marcus Aurelius: Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher known for his work "Meditations." He passed away in 180.
  • Marcus Rashford: Marcus Rashford is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United and the England national team.
  • Marcus Mumford: Marcus Mumford is an English-American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer known for being the lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons.
  • Marcus Camby: Marcus Camby is a retired American professional basketball player who played for several NBA teams, including the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks.
  • Marcus Allen: Marcus Allen is a retired American football player who played for the Los Angeles Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL.
  • Marcus Chong: is a talented actor who has appeared in films like "The Matrix" and "The Replacement."
  • Marcus Luttrell: is a decorated war hero and author, known for his book "Lone Survivor."
  • Marcus Samuelsson: is a celebrated chef and restaurateur, known for his work on "Top Chef" and "MasterChef."