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Gender: M Meaning of Marcel: "little warrior" Origin of Marcel: French variation of Marcellus Marcel's Popularity in 2016: #768

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.

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Famous People Named Marcel

Marcel Vigneron, American chef
Marcel Marceau, French mime
Marcel Theo Hall aka Biz Markie, American rapper
Marcel-François Marie Joseph Lefebvre, French archbishop
Marcel Xavier Jones, American football player
Marcel Francois Chagnon, American singer
Marcellin "Marcel" Cerdan, French boxer
Marcel Hossa, Slovakian ice hockey player
Marcel Castenmiller, Canadian model
Marcel "Bruno" Bigeard, decorated French officer in Indochina and Algeria
Marcel Young (b. 1991), son of rapper Dr. Dre and singer Michel'le
Marcel Canet (b. 2011), son of actress Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet
(Henri-Robert-)Marcel Duchamp, French artist
(Valentin Louis Georges Eugène) Marcel Proust, French novelist

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"
Marcel, a villain on anime "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX"

Marcely, Marcellus

Marcel's International Variations

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