"young warrior"

Marcellus Origin and Meaning

The name Marcellus is a boy's name of French origin meaning "young warrior".

This ancient Roman family name, first borne by the distinguished Marcus Claudius Marcellus and later by two popes, is a possibilty in the hot new category of names from antiquity.

# 875 in the US

Marcellus Rank in US Top 1000

# 868 on Nameberry

Marcellus Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Marcellus Popularity

Famous People Named Marcellus

  • Saint Marcellus of Tangier3rd century Roman martyr
  • Marcellus I and IIpopes
  • Marcus Claudius Marcellusseveral Roman statesmen and generals
  • Marcellus Empiricus5th century Gaulish medical writer
  • Marcellus Vernon WileyAmerican football player
  • Marcellus HallAmerican musician and illustrator
  • Marcellus McCarver aka Celly CelAmerican rapper
  • Marcellus Ephraim JonesAmerican soldier who fired the first shot at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Marcellus CoffermansFlemish painter
  • Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.birth name of Muhammad Ali, American boxer

Marcellus in Pop Culture

  • Marcellus Wallischaracter in movie "Pulp Fiction"
  • Marcellus Shalecontroversial underground source of natural gas that is at the center of the hydraulic fracturing debate
  • Marcellus GallioRoman tribune of the 1953 movie, "The Robe" played by Richard Burton
  • Marcellus "Marcel" Gerardcharacter in TV's "The Originals"
  • Marcellusminor characters in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and "Julius Caesar"
  • Marcellus Washburncharacter in The Music Man