Gender: Male Meaning of Marco: "warlike" Origin of Marco: Italian and Spanish form of Mark Marco's Popularity in 2019: #379

Marco Origin and Meaning

The name Marco is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "warlike".

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 surnames of any nationality.

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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soupmaven Says:


Be careful if you ever lose him at the pool.

Guest Says:


I would use this name to honor my awesome uncle Mark but Marco Rubio ruins it for me so I'd probably go with Marcos

unicornluvgirl Says:


POLO! Just kidding, I think this is an adorable name.

Sunshine Kid Says:


Great 'O' ending and so sweet for a little guy!

CastielsWings Says:


Oh i lied there are other names that have this nvm