Latin, feminine version of Marcius

Marcia Origin and Meaning

The name Marcia is a girl's name of Latin, Polish origin meaning "warlike".
Marcia is an ancient Roman name which derives from Mars, the god of war. It was used by Dante in the Inferno and later by Thomas Hardy and others.

Marcia enjoyed a brief run of popularity in the mid-twentieth century--it was a Top 100 name from 1943 to 1955-- then was replaced by Marcy and Marci. Now all three are in limbo, replaced by the newer Marley or the more vintage Marcella. An alternate spelling of Marcia is Marsha. A strong association is with Marcia, Marcia, Marcia of The Brady Bunch.
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Famous People Named Marcia

  • Marcia Anne CrossAmerican actress
  • Marcia Gay HardenAmerican actress
  • Marcia Karen WallaceAmerican actress and voice artist
  • Marcia Lou Griffin LucasAmerican film editor
  • Marcia Kemper McNuttAmerican geophysicist; president of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Marcia Mitzman GavenAmerican actress
  • Marcia WarrenEnglish actress
  • Marcia Rachel ClarkAmerican prosecutor during the O..J. Simpson trial
  • Marcia Ann StrassmanAmerican actress
  • Marcia Louise FudgeU.S. Congresswoman from Ohio
  • Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" KapturU.S. Congresswoman from Ohio
  • Marcia Lynne "Marcheline" BertrandAmerican actress; mother of Angelina Jolie

Marcia in Pop Culture

  • Marciamythical queen of the Britons
  • Lady Marciacharacter in "Lady Connie" by Mrs Humphry Ward
  • Marcia Overstrandcharacter in "Septimus Heap" by Angie Sage
  • Marcia Bradycharacter on "The Brady Bunch"
  • Marcia Keithmother of fictional character Mildred Keith
  • Marciaminor fictional character in "The Outsiders" written by S. E. Hinton and is portrayed by Michelle Meyrink in the movie adaptation of the same name
  • Marcia Montenegrocharacter in telenovela "Mariana de la Noche"

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