Feminization of Marcel, French
"little warrior"

Marceline Origin and Meaning

The name Marceline is girl's name of French origin meaning "little warrior".
Balancing femininity, vintage charm, and fantasy nerdiness, Marceline is one to watch. Marceline the Vampire Queen from the 2010-2018 animated TV series Adventure Time brought her elaborate French name back into public consciousness. It re-entered the Top 1000 in 2020, after an 86 year hiatus, and rose into the 700s in 2021. Nicknames Marcie and Marcy are rising in popularity as well. Marceline may appeal to parents who like frilly, traditional, and sophisticated names such as Josephine and Genevieve.
# 779 in the US

Marceline Rank in US Top 1000

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Famous People Named Marceline

  • Marceline LoridanIvens, French memoirist and film director
  • Marceline DayAmerican actress
  • Marceline DesbordesValmore, French poet
  • Marceline MiévilleSwiss dentist and politician
  • Marceline Baldwin Joneswife of American cult leader Jim Jones

Marceline in Pop Culture

  • Marcelinecharacter in the play The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre Beaumarchais
  • Marceline the Vampire Queena character on the animated show "Adventure Time"
  • Marcelinecharacter in Andre Gide's "The Immoralist"
  • Marceline McAllistercharacter in "Jason and Marceline" by Jerry Spinelli
  • MarcelineMissouri, USA was Walt Disney's hometown