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 Boy Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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.