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Marc

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marc

"Marc" is a name of French origin, and it means "Warlike". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Marc
The refuse matter which remains after the pressure of fruit, particularly of grapes.

Etymology: F

noun Marc
Senses
  1. A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
  2. A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
  3. A German coin and money of account. See Mark.

Etymology: AS. marc; akin to G. mark, Icel. mörk, perh. akin to E. mark a sign. √106, 273

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Made from residue of grapes or apples after pressing
Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a French variant of Mark.

Marc was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, French, German, Old French, and Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Marc

Marc Anthony is an actor, singer, record producer, and television producer. He holds the title Tu Amor Me Hace Bien". He has been prominent since 1988. Marc was given the name Marco Antonio Muñiz on September 16th, 1968 in New York, New York, U.S.

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Marc Rich was a founder of glencore, glencore, and founder ofglencore. Marc was given the name Marcell David Reich on December 18th, 1934 in Antwerp. He breathed his last breath on June 26th, 2013.

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Marc Chagall was an artist in the fields of painting and stained glass. Marc was given the name Moishe Shagal on July 7th, 1887 in Liozna, near Vitebsk, Russian Empire. He passed away on March 28th, 1985.

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Marc Bolan was a glam rock, rock and roll, psychedelic folk, rock, and roll musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, bass, moog synthesizer, percussion, organ, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Flying V, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Jaguar, and Gibson Hummingbird. He was most prominent from 1957 to 1977. Marc was given the name Mark Feld on September 30th, 1947 in Stoke Newington, London, England. He died on September 16th, 1977.

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Marc Maron is an alternative comedy, cringe comedy, self-deprecation, black comedy, satire, and observational comedy comedian. Marc was given the name Marc David Maron on September 27th, 1963 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Marc was given the name Marc Lowell Andreessen on July 9th, 1971 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marc

Franz Marc was an artist in the field of painting. Franz was born on February 8th, 1880 in Munich. He passed away on March 4th, 1916.

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Hélie de Saint Marc is a military person. His military service ended in 1961.

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Sulayman Abdallah Sharif Schleifer is a journalist and commentator. He was most active from 1970 to present. Sulayman was given the name Schleifer, Marc in 1935.

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Andrei Marc is a soccer player for the FC Dinamo București, FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț, Romania national under-17 football team, Romania national under-19 football team, and Romania national under-21 football team. Andrei was born on April 29th, 1993 in Piatra Neamț.

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Marc is a soccer player for the Boluspor, Adanaspor, Konyaspor, and Cameroon national football team. Marc was born on October 15th, 1988 in Douala.

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Robert was born in 1943 in Auxerre. He breathed his last breath in 1993.

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How popular is the baby name Marc in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1901 6 0 6
1905 5 0 5
1908 8 0 8
1912 12 0 12
1913 10 0 10
1914 12 0 12
1915 13 0 13
1916 14 0 14
1917 9 0 9
1918 18 0 18
1919 17 0 17
1920 22 0 22
1921 23 0 23
1922 27 0 27
1923 23 0 23
1924 31 0 31
1925 24 0 24
1926 27 0 27
1927 29 0 29
1928 32 0 32
1929 32 0 32
1930 38 0 38
1931 20 0 20
1932 45 0 45
1933 29 0 29
1934 38 0 38
1935 64 0 64
1936 45 0 45
1937 56 0 56
1938 78 0 78
1939 77 0 77
1940 122 0 122
1941 207 0 207
1942 219 0 219
1943 225 0 225
1944 292 0 292
1945 613 0 613
1946 799 8 791
1947 1,061 0 1,061
1948 1,261 5 1,256
1949 1,402 6 1,396
1950 1,510 6 1,504
1951 1,781 7 1,774
1952 1,835 0 1,835
1953 1,976 0 1,976
1954 2,407 7 2,400
1955 2,634 8 2,626
1956 2,434 7 2,427
1957 2,488 7 2,481
1958 2,402 0 2,402
1959 2,508 6 2,502
1960 2,600 9 2,591
1961 2,713 6 2,707
1962 2,949 6 2,943
1963 2,909 12 2,897
1964 3,087 9 3,078
1965 3,062 9 3,053
1966 2,982 13 2,969
1967 3,120 16 3,104
1968 3,559 18 3,541 #84 boy name
1969 4,525 21 4,504 #63 boy name
1970 5,038 25 5,013 #60 boy name
1971 4,236 23 4,213 #70 boy name
1972 3,481 15 3,466 #83 boy name
1973 3,290 14 3,276 #81 boy name
1974 3,130 19 3,111 #85 boy name
1975 2,837 16 2,821 #89 boy name
1976 2,613 15 2,598 #99 boy name
1977 2,614 12 2,602
1978 2,487 8 2,479
1979 2,282 14 2,268
1980 2,321 10 2,311
1981 2,064 12 2,052
1982 2,053 10 2,043
1983 2,108 16 2,092
1984 2,124 22 2,102
1985 2,176 21 2,155
1986 2,049 19 2,030
1987 1,982 13 1,969
1988 1,884 11 1,873
1989 1,903 9 1,894
1990 1,907 7 1,900
1991 1,581 0 1,581
1992 1,455 7 1,448
1993 1,412 7 1,405
1994 1,360 5 1,355
1995 1,335 0 1,335
1996 1,292 0 1,292
1997 1,342 6 1,336
1998 1,289 0 1,289
1999 1,370 0 1,370
2000 1,494 10 1,484
2001 1,244 0 1,244
2002 1,069 0 1,069
2003 919 0 919
2004 897 0 897
2005 759 0 759
2006 727 0 727
2007 631 0 631
2008 609 0 609
2009 471 0 471
2010 434 0 434
2011 437 0 437
2012 419 0 419
2013 376 0 376
2014 410 0 410
2015 376 0 376
2016 356 0 356

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Popularity of Marc as a first name

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Popularity of Marc as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marc U.S.
  White 29.12% 64.26%
  African American 64.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marc

People with the last name Marc are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Marc

  • How Popular is the name Marc? Marc is the 502nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Marc was the 18,808th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marc have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 139,209 babies born with the first name Marc in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marc to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marc? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1901 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Marc first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marc is Sunday, December 21st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Marc born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marc was in 1970 with a total of 5,013 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marc!
  • Random Marc Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marc ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 40 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Marc: Your name in reverse order is Cram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amrc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marc? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,456 people with the last name Marc.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marc? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Marc as their last name since less than 1 person in 204k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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