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Gender: M Meaning of Marco: "warlike" Origin of Marco: Italian and Spanish form of Mark Marco's Popularity in 2013: #284

Simple and universal, Marco is a Latin classic that would make a much livelier namesake for an Uncle Mark. It was used for her son by actress Jill Hennessy, and goes well with any straightforward surname.

Marco, related to the Roman god Mars, has long been associated with Marco Polo, the thirteenth century Venetian merchant-traveler who was instrumental in introducing Europeans to Asian culture. Eugene O'Neill wrote a play called "Marco Millions," based on the life of Marco Polo.

More recent noteworthy Marcos are Marco Andretti, Indy race car driver grandson of the legendary Mario, and Marco Rubio, Florida senator, and the name can also be found in two early Dr. Seuss books.

Famous People Named Marco

Marco Delgado, American soccer player
Marco Polo, ancient Italian explorer
Marco Rubio, Republican politician and senator of Florida
Marco Mastropietro (2003), Jill Hennessy & Paolo Mastropietro's son
Marco Sanchez, American actor
Marco Hietala, bass guitarist/vocalist of the bands Nightwish and Tarot
Marco Reus, German footballer

Pop Culture References for the Name Marco

Marco Polo, Italian explorer & namesake of game "Marco Polo"
Marco, character from Animorphs
Marco Del Rossi, character from Degrassi: The Next Generation
Marco, character from movie "Dinner for Schmucks"
Marco, one of the balloonists from game "Spyro the Dragon"
Marco Silvani, from the Australian soap "Neighbours"
Marco Bodt, popular character from the anime series "Attack on Titan"
Marco, a central character in the popular comic series Saga. Hazels dad.

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