The name Marcel is a boy's name of French origin meaning "little warrior". Marcel is ranked #748 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Supermodel Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".
From the experts:
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.