Marcella Origin and Meaning

The name Marcella is girl's name of Italian, Latin origin meaning "warlike".
Marcella has been in mothballs for so long it's starting to feel stylish again. Depicted as the world's most beautiful woman in Don Quixote (where it's spelled Marcela), this long neglected name seemed dated for decades but just might be ready for restoration.

Another so-old-it's-new-again relative: Marcellina. Saint Marcella was a Roman matron of strength and intellect who organized a religious sisterhood at her mansion, which St. Jerome guided in religion and learning.

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Famous People Named Marcella

  • Marcella DetroitAmerican singer
  • Marcella BoveriAmerican biologist
  • Marcella HazanItalian cookbook author
  • Marcella Sembrich (born Prakseda Marcelina Kochańska)Polish soprano
  • Marcella PobbeItalian soprano
  • Marcella ArguelloAmerican comedienne
  • Marcella MeskerDutch tennis player
  • Marcella RussoAustralian actress

Marcella in Pop Culture

  • Marcella Boycesocial worker in 'Marcella' (1894) by Mrs Humphry Ward
  • DS Marcella Backlandmain character in British TV series "Marcella"
  • Marcella Monroecharacter in video game Sims: 3 Moonlight Bay