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Gender: Female Meaning of Marcia: "warlike" Origin of Marcia: Latin, feminine version of Marcius

The name Marcia is a girl's name of Latin, Polish origin meaning "warlike". Marcia and is often added to lists like Midcentury Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

Marcia is an ancient Roman name which derives from Mars, the god of war. It was used by Dante in the Inferno and later by Thomas Hardy and others.

Marcia enjoyed a brief run of popularity in the mid-twentieth century--it was a Top 100 name from 1943 to 1955-- then was replaced by Marcy and Marci. Now all three are in limbo, replaced by the newer Marley or the more vintage Marcella. An alternate spelling of Marcia is Marsha. A strong association is with Marcia, Marcia, Marcia of The Brady Bunch.

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Famous People Named Marcia

Marcia Anne Cross, American actress
Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
Marcia Karen Wallace, American actress and voice artist
Marcia Lou Griffin Lucas, American film editor
Marcia Kemper McNutt, American geophysicist; president of the National Academy of Sciences
Marcia Mitzman Gaven, American actress
Marcia Warren, English actress
Marcia Rachel Clark, American prosecutor during the O..J. Simpson trial
Marcia Ann Strassman, American actress
Marcia Louise Fudge, U.S. Congresswoman from Ohio
Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur, U.S. Congresswoman from Ohio
Marcia Lynne "Marcheline" Bertrand, American actress; mother of Angelina Jolie

Pop Culture References for the name Marcia

Marcia, mythical queen of the Britons
Lady Marcia, character in "Lady Connie" by Mrs Humphry Ward
Marcia Overstrand, character in "Septimus Heap" by Angie Sage
Marcia Brady, character on "The Brady Bunch"
Marcia Keith, mother of fictional character Mildred Keith
Marcia, minor fictional character in "The Outsiders" written by S. E. Hinton and is portrayed by Michelle Meyrink in the movie adaptation of the same name
Marcia Montenegro, character in telenovela "Mariana de la Noche"

Marcia's International Variations

Marcita, Martia, Marquita, Marcina (Spanish) Marzia (Italian)