French variation of Marcellus
"little warrior"

Marcel Origin and Meaning

The name Marcel is boy's name of French origin meaning "little warrior".
Marcel, despite distinguished namesakes including Proust and Duchamp, suffers from a terminal headwaiter image in this country. But along with its sister name Marcella and French variation (and Jolie-Pitt pick) Marcheline, Marcel may be on the brink of a style renaissance.

French Oscar winner Marion Cotillard named her son Marcel in 2011.

Fans of the sitcom Friends will remember Marcel as the name of Ross's pet monkey.
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Famous People Named Marcel

  • Marcel VigneronAmerican chef
  • Marcel MarceauFrench mime
  • Marcel Theo Hall aka Biz MarkieAmerican rapper
  • MarcelFrançois Marie Joseph Lefebvre, French archbishop
  • Marcel Xavier JonesAmerican football player
  • Marcel Francois ChagnonAmerican singer
  • Marcellin "Marcel" CerdanFrench boxer
  • Marcel HossaSlovakian ice hockey player
  • Marcel CastenmillerCanadian model
  • Marcel "Bruno" Bigearddecorated French officer in Indochina and Algeria
  • Marcel Young (b. 1991)son of rapper Dr. Dre and singer Michel'le
  • Marcel Canet (b. 2011)son of actress Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet
  • (HenriRobert,)Marcel Duchamp, French artist
  • (Valentin Louis Georges Eugène) Marcel ProustFrench novelist
  • Marcel KittelGerman cyclist
  • Marcel TitschRivero, German footballer

Marcel in Pop Culture

  • Marcelcapuchin monkey on TV's "Friends"
  • "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" animated YouTube video
  • Marcel the marketing guycharacter in "Best Song Ever" music video by band One Direction
  • Marcellus "Marcel" Gerardcharacter on the "Vampire Diaries" and spinoff 'The Originals'
  • Marcela character in video game "Animal Crossing"
  • Marcela villain on anime "Yu,Gi,Oh! GX"