Marcel

First Name
18k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marcel

"Marcel" is a name of French origin, and it means "Young Warrior". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron
  2. Make a marcel in a woman's hair
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Borrowed from French

  1. A male given name

Marcel was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, French, German, and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Marcel

Marcel Duchamp was an artist. Marcel was given the name Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp on July 28th, 1887 in Blainville-Crevon, France. He left this life on October 2nd, 1968.

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Marcel Proust was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Marcel was given the name Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust on July 10th, 1871 in Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy. He breathed his last breath on November 18th, 1922.

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Biz Markie is a hip hop music, golden age hip hop, comedy hip hop, and freestyle rap rapping, comedian, record producer, disc jockey, and beatboxing. His ongoing career started in 1981. Biz was given the name Marcel Theo Hall on March 10th, 1964 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

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Marcel Marceau was an actor and mime artist. Marcel was given the name Marcel Mangel on March 22nd, 1923 in Strasbourg, France. Marcel is also known as Le mime Marceau". He left this life on September 22nd, 2007.

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Marcel Desailly is a soccer player for the FC Nantes, Olympique de Marseille, A.C. Milan, Chelsea F.C., Al-Gharafa Sports Club, Qatar SC, and France national football team. Marcel was born on September 7th, 1968 in Accra.

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Marcel was born on April 12th, 1986 in Barcelona, Spain. Marcel is also known as Granollers and Marcel.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marcel

Rosie was given the name Rosie Ellen Celine Marcel on May 6th, 1977 in Roehampton, South West London, UK. Rosie is also known as Ellen and Celleen.

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Gabriel Marcel was a philosopher. Gabriel was born on December 7th, 1889 in Paris. He breathed his last breath on October 8th, 1973.

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Adrian Marcel is a contemporary r&b and hip hop music musician. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Adrian was given the name Marcel Williams on May 22nd, 1990 in Oakland, California, U.S.

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Kelly Marcel is a screenwriter, television producer, screenwriting, actor, television writer, and actress. She was most active from 1989 to present. Kelly was born on January 10th, 1974 in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Tom was given the name Thomas John Marcel on September 15th, 1938 in New York City. Tom is also known as T. Kahn, Thomas David Kahn, and Tom Marcel. He breathed his last breath on March 27th, 1992.

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Marcel is a country music singer-songwriter, music video director, and music video. He plays Acoustic guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 2003. Marcel was given the name Marcel Francois Chagnon on February 9th, 1975.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1895 6 0 6
1896 5 0 5
1898 6 0 6
1901 7 0 7
1903 8 0 8
1904 5 0 5
1905 9 0 9
1906 9 0 9
1907 9 0 9
1908 8 0 8
1909 7 0 7
1910 11 0 11
1911 20 0 20
1912 28 0 28
1913 44 0 44
1914 63 0 63
1915 97 7 90
1916 74 0 74
1917 104 0 104
1918 120 8 112
1919 110 10 100
1920 113 7 106
1921 116 15 101
1922 122 8 114
1923 155 10 145
1924 150 8 142
1925 153 5 148
1926 130 9 121
1927 149 7 142
1928 139 5 134
1929 133 5 128
1930 129 0 129
1931 121 9 112
1932 119 5 114
1933 79 0 79
1934 100 0 100
1935 70 0 70
1936 62 5 57
1937 69 0 69
1938 80 10 70
1939 84 8 76
1940 63 10 53
1941 59 0 59
1942 85 5 80
1943 89 6 83
1944 56 8 48
1945 81 6 75
1946 69 6 63
1947 104 6 98
1948 120 10 110
1949 94 6 88
1950 96 7 89
1951 114 19 95
1952 123 15 108
1953 120 12 108
1954 129 22 107
1955 101 18 83
1956 143 22 121
1957 131 24 107
1958 121 19 102
1959 126 12 114
1960 152 28 124
1961 148 31 117
1962 152 21 131
1963 153 29 124
1964 178 31 147
1965 192 27 165
1966 159 18 141
1967 187 23 164
1968 177 15 162
1969 197 22 175
1970 215 32 183
1971 204 24 180
1972 219 17 202
1973 201 17 184
1974 161 11 150
1975 198 14 184
1976 175 8 167
1977 184 12 172
1978 143 9 134
1979 180 20 160
1980 186 10 176
1981 184 8 176
1982 151 0 151
1983 212 6 206
1984 203 12 191
1985 213 12 201
1986 258 10 248
1987 243 10 233
1988 292 14 278
1989 284 5 279
1990 338 11 327
1991 298 6 292
1992 347 11 336
1993 272 10 262
1994 275 10 265
1995 258 5 253
1996 276 0 276
1997 256 6 250
1998 268 9 259
1999 280 7 273
2000 231 5 226
2001 220 6 214
2002 200 5 195
2003 232 5 227
2004 212 0 212
2005 243 5 238
2006 204 6 198
2007 248 0 248
2008 260 0 260
2009 239 5 234
2010 260 5 255
2011 256 0 256
2012 237 0 237
2013 275 0 275
2014 261 0 261
2015 311 5 306
2016 312 0 312

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Popularity of Marcel as a first name

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Popularity of Marcel as a last name

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Common last names for Marcel

  • Cote
  • Boucher
  • Morin
  • Nadeau
  • Richard
  • Roy
  • Hebert
  • Gagne

Common first names for Marcel

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marcel U.S.
  White 62.82% 64.26%
  African American 23.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marcel

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

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Fun Facts about the name Marcel

  • How Popular is the name Marcel? Marcel is the 1,754th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marcel was the 15,898th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marcel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,934 babies born with the first name Marcel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marcel to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marcel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marcel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marcel is Tuesday, December 20th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Marcel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marcel was in 1992 with a total of 336 babies.
  • Random Marcel Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marcel ranks 104th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Marcel: Your name in reverse order is Lecram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emracl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marcel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,829 people with the last name Marcel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marcel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Marcel as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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