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Gender: Male Meaning of Marcellus: "young warrior" Origin of Marcellus: Latin

The name Marcellus is a boy's name of French origin meaning "young warrior". Marcellus and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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.

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Famous People Named Marcellus

Saint Marcellus of Tangier, 3rd century Roman martyr
Marcellus I and II, popes
Marcus Claudius Marcellus, several Roman statesmen and generals
Marcellus Empiricus, 5th century Gaulish medical writer
Marcellus Vernon Wiley, American football player
Marcellus Hall, American musician and illustrator
Marcellus McCarver aka Celly Cel, American rapper
Marcellus Ephraim Jones, American soldier who fired the first shot at the Battle of Gettysburg
Marcellus Coffermans, Flemish painter
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., birth name of Muhammad Ali, American boxer

Pop Culture References for the name Marcellus

Marcellus Wallis, character in movie "Pulp Fiction"
Marcellus Shale, controversial underground source of natural gas that is at the center of the hydraulic fracturing debate
Marcellus Gallio, Roman tribune of the 1953 movie, "The Robe" played by Richard Burton
Marcellus "Marcel" Gerard, character in TV's "The Originals"
Marcellus, minor character in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
Marcellus Washburn, character in The Music Man


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SpanglishMami Says:


I wish this name had a definitive go to nickname but it is worthy of middle name consideration if nothing else.

Guest Says:


Whenever I hear this name I think of a big football player or Marcellus Wallace from Pulp Fiction. I prefer Marcel or Marcello.