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Gender: M Meaning of Marco: "warlike" Origin of Marco: Italian and Spanish form of Mark Marco's Popularity in 2016: #327

Simple and universal, Marco is a Latin classic that would make a much livelier namesake for an Uncle Mark. It was used for her son by actress Jill Hennessy and goes well with any straightforward surname.

Marco, related to the Roman god Mars, has long been associated with Marco Polo, the thirteenth century Venetian merchant-traveler who was instrumental in introducing Europeans to Asian culture. Eugene O'Neill wrote a play called Marco Millions, based on the life of Marco Polo.

More recent noteworthy Marcos are Marco Andretti, Indy race car driver grandson of the legendary Mario, and Marco Rubio, Florida senator. The name can also be found in two early Dr. Seuss books.

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Famous People Named Marco

Marco Polo, Italian explorer
Marco Antonio "Marky" Delgado, American soccer player
Marco Antonio Rubio, U.S. senator from Florida
Marko Tapani "Marco" Hietala, Finnish guitarist and vocalist
Marco Reus, German footballer
Marco Fabbri, Italian ice dancer
Marco Pierre White, British chef
Marco Xavier Pierre White Jr., British model
Marcel "Marco" van Basten, Dutch footballer
Marco Ramos Rubio, son of footballer Sergio Ramos
Marco Tulio, Portuguese YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Marco

Marco Polo, Italian explorer & namesake of game "Marco Polo"
Marco, character from Animorphs
Marco Del Rossi, character from Degrassi: The Next Generation
Marco, character from movie "Dinner for Schmucks"
Marco, one of the balloonists from game "Spyro the Dragon"
Marco Silvani, from the Australian soap "Neighbours"
Marco Bodt, popular character from the anime series "Attack on Titan"
Marco, character in webcomic "Saga"
Marco Diaz, character on TV's "Star vs. the Forces of Evil"
Marco Alisdair, main character from "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
Tio Marco, character in Pam Munoz Ryan's "Esperanza Rising"