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Gender: Male Meaning of Marcus: "warlike" Origin of Marcus: Latin Marcus's Popularity in 2017: #195

The name Marcus is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "warlike". Marcus is ranked #195 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Ancient Roman Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Though ancient, Marcus now sounds more current than Mark, in tune with today's trend towards us-ending Latinate names.

Marcus was commonplace in classical Rome--not surprising as it was one of only about a dozen given names in use then. Among the most prominent were the emperor and stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius, the Marcus known to us as Mark Antony, and the politician, philosopher and orator Cicero.

Dr Marcus Welby was a staple on vintage TV, and since then we have seen the name in both the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, as the protagonist of Nick Hornby's About a Boy, on Sons of Anarchy and Men of a Certain Age, and in Indiana Jones, The Blind Side, and Bad Santa.

Marcus Loew was the movie magnate behind MGM and Loew's theatres, and Marcus Allen was an Oakland Raiders superstar.

Marius is a related possibility.

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Famous People Named Marcus

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor
Marcus Antonius aka Mark Antony, Roman general and politician
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman politician, philosopher and orator
Marcus Licinius Crassus, Roman general and politician; wealthiest Roman of all time
Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman politician; assassin of Julius Caesar
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaican civil rights leader
Marcus Miller, American jazz composer
Marcus Camby, American basketball player
Marcus Sloan, American basketball player
Marcus Mastin, American author
Marcus Carl Franklin, American actor
Marcus Mumford, English musician
Marcus Ardel Tafuna Taulauniu Mariota , American football quarterback; 2014 Heisman trophy winner
Marcus, the apostle Paul's fellowlabourer (Philemon 24)
Marcus Cannon, American football player
Marcus Mailei, American football player
Marcus Easley, American football player
Marcus Trufant, American football player
Marcus Thigpen, American football player
Marcus Edward Trescothick, English cricketer
Marcus Warren Haber, Canadian soccer player
Marcus Paul "Marc" Blucas, American actor
Marcus Morris, American basketballer; twin brother Markieff Morris
Marcus Terrell Paulk, American actor/rapper
Marcus Coloma, American actor
Marcus Nonius Macrinus, Roman general and statesman
Marcus Lloyd Butler, British vlogger
Marcus Kleveland, Norwegian snowboarder
Marcus Samuelsson, Ethiopian-Swedish celebrity chef
Marcus Gunnarsen, part of Norwegian pop duo Marcus & Martinus
Marcus Dobre, American YouTuber; twin brother Lucas Dobre
Marcus James Jordan (b. 1990), son of basketballer Michael Jordan
Marcus Anthony Duggar (b. 2013), son of reality TV personality Josh and Anna Duggar
Marcus Rashford, English professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Marcus

"Marcus Welby, MD," TV series
Marcus Little "Li'l Little", character on Disney and Disney XD TV show Suite Life on Deck
Marcus Eaton, character in the Divergent trilogy
Marcus, character in the Partials series
Marcus Lenam, character in "The Silver Eye," webcomic by Laura Hollingsworth
Marcus Pike, character on TV's "The Mentalist"
Marcus Andronicus, Titus's brother in Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus"
Marcus Brewer, boy in book/film "About a Boy"
Marcus Bozeman, character on TV's "True Blood"
Marcus Vansten, character from the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale"
Marcus Vinicius, main character in Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel, "Quo Vadis"
Marcus Fortunatus, character in H. Rider Haggard's "Pearl Maiden"
Marcus Dixon, character on TV's "Alias"
Marcus Copeland, character in movie "White Chicks"
Marcus Burnett, character in movie "Bad Boys"
Marcus Cole, character on TV's "Babylon 5"
Marcus Corvinus, main character in novels by David Wishart
Marcus, character in the Underworld films series
Marcus Didius Falco, main character in novels by Lindsey Davis
Marcus Johnson, son of Nick Fury in Marvel Comics
Marcus Flavius Aquila, main character in Rosemary Sutcliff's "Eagle of the Ninth"
Marcus Flint, character in the Harry Potter series
Marcus Kane, character on TV's "The 100"
Marcus Fenix, main character in the Gears of War video game series
Marcus Carter, character in the book "She is One of the Boys" by E.M. Molleja
Father Marcus Keane, character on TV's "The Exorcist"
Marcus, character in "Ouija"
Marcus, vampire in the Twilight Saga
Neiman Marcus, department store
Marcus Holloway, main character in the game "Watch Dogs 2"
Marcus Cole, recurring character in the show 13 Reasons Why
Marcus Isaacson, character in "The Alienist"

Marius, Marko, Marco, Marc

Marcus's International Variations

Marcos (Spanish) Markos (Greek) Markus (German)


srudolph Says:


Women of a certain generation will think of Marcus Flutie fondly!

Lady Escalade Says:


My husband's name and I find it so attractive. So strong and rich in history

rdaniel Says:


Has always reminded me of 'mucus'!

shooshx Says:


Literally means "Mr. Vagina" in Hebrew

CaribbeanQueen Says:


It sounds handsome, as well. :)

lesliemarion Says:


Intelligent sounding too.

Leah3456 Says:


This is a strong sounding name.