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Gender: M Meaning of Marcel: "little warrior" Origin of Marcel: French variation of Marcellus Marcel's Popularity in 2015: #773

Marcel, despite distinguished namesakes including Proust and Duchamp, suffers from a terminal headwaiter image in this country. But along with its sister name Marcella and French variation (and Jolie-Pitt pick) Marcheline, Marcel may be on the brink of a style renaissance.

French Oscar winner Marion Cotillard named her son Marcel in 2011.

Fans of the sitcom Friends will remember Marcel as the name of Ross's pet monkey.

Famous People Named Marcel

Marcel Duchamp, French artist
Marcel Proust, French novelist
Marcel Marceau, French mime
Marcel Jones, American football player
Marcel Francois Chagnon, American singer
Marcel Vigneron, American chef
Marcel Cerdan, French boxer
Marcel Theo Hall, American rapper
Marcel Hossa, professional ice hockey player in NHL
Marcel Canet, son of Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet
Marcel Castenmiller, Canadian model

Pop Culture References for the name Marcel

Marcel, capuchin monkey on TV's "Friends"
"Marcel the Shell with Shoes On," animated YouTube video
Marcel the marketing guy, character in "Best Song Ever" music video by band One Direction
Marcelus "Marcel" Gerard, character on the "Vampire Diaries" and spinoff 'The Originals'
Marcel, a character in video game "Animal Crossing"

Marcely, Marcellus

Marcel's International Variations

Marcello (Italian) Marceau, Marcellin (French) Marcelo (Portuguese)