Marcellus: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Marcellus

[mahr-SELL-us]

An ancient Roman family name that is likely derived from Mars, meaning "warlike." But don't worry -- your little Marcellus will be as peaceful as they come. Until you mess with his nap schedule, that is.

Nicknames:

Mar, Marc, Marcel.

Famous people named Marcellus:

Football player Marcellus Wiley; Roman general Marcus Claudius Marcellus; musician Marcellus Hall; rapper Marcellus McCarver (aka Celly Cel).

Fun fact:

The world knows him as legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, but his birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.

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