Marcia

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133k
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since 1880
Last Name
961
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marcia

"Marcia" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Warlike". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Latin, feminine form of Marcius, a derivative of Marcus, ultimately from Mars, the god of war.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Marcia

Marcia Clark is a prosecutor, author, television correspondent, and correspondent. Marcia was given the name Marcia Rachel Kleks on August 31st, 1953 in Berkeley, California.

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Marcia Gay Harden is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Marcia was born on August 14th, 1959 in La Jolla, California, U.S.

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Marcheline Bertrand was an actress and producer. She was most prominent from 1971 to 2007. Marcheline was given the name Marcia Lynne Bertrand on May 9th, 1950 in Blue Island, Illinois, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 27th, 2007.

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Marcia Wallace was an actress, voice artist, and comedian. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to 2013. Marcia was given the name Marcia Karen Wallace on November 1st, 1942 in Creston, Iowa, U.S. She left this life on October 25th, 2013.

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Marcia Cross is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1984. Marcia was given the name Marcia Anne Cross on March 25th, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Marcia Strassman was an actress, television personality, singer, and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 2014. Marcia was born on April 28th, 1948 in New York City, New York, U.S. She passed away on October 24th, 2014.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 9 9 0
1881 13 13 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 23 23 0
1884 20 20 0
1885 23 23 0
1886 19 19 0
1887 18 18 0
1888 26 26 0
1889 26 26 0
1890 20 20 0
1891 28 28 0
1892 36 36 0
1893 42 42 0
1894 24 24 0
1895 31 31 0
1896 27 27 0
1897 26 26 0
1898 33 33 0
1899 23 23 0
1900 36 36 0
1901 20 20 0
1902 31 31 0
1903 38 38 0
1904 26 26 0
1905 36 36 0
1906 46 46 0
1907 39 39 0
1908 61 61 0
1909 54 54 0
1910 57 57 0
1911 69 69 0
1912 99 99 0
1913 113 113 0
1914 132 132 0
1915 178 178 0
1916 171 171 0
1917 208 208 0
1918 256 256 0
1919 325 325 0
1920 361 361 0
1921 451 451 0
1922 428 428 0
1923 492 492 0
1924 461 461 0
1925 455 449 6
1926 487 487 0
1927 538 538 0
1928 540 540 0
1929 584 584 0
1930 692 692 0
1931 800 800 0
1932 950 950 0
1933 1,148 1,140 8
1934 1,267 1,267 0
1935 1,343 1,338 5
1936 1,601 1,596 5
1937 1,959 1,948 11
1938 2,175 2,167 8
1939 2,355 2,346 9
1940 2,280 2,272 8
1941 2,441 2,431 10
1942 2,683 2,669 14
1943 2,974 2,968 6 #97 girl name
1944 3,139 3,139 0 #89 girl name
1945 3,205 3,205 0 #88 girl name
1946 3,956 3,946 10 #89 girl name
1947 4,482 4,472 10 #81 girl name
1948 4,656 4,642 14 #79 girl name
1949 4,659 4,650 9 #78 girl name
1950 4,962 4,954 8 #77 girl name
1951 5,306 5,300 6 #74 girl name
1952 5,212 5,207 5 #80 girl name
1953 5,074 5,063 11 #84 girl name
1954 4,751 4,744 7 #90 girl name
1955 4,418 4,411 7 #98 girl name
1956 4,068 4,063 5
1957 3,549 3,543 6
1958 3,361 3,354 7
1959 3,095 3,089 6
1960 2,698 2,690 8
1961 2,694 2,684 10
1962 2,428 2,428 0
1963 2,165 2,156 9
1964 1,938 1,932 6
1965 1,548 1,548 0
1966 1,425 1,419 6
1967 1,315 1,309 6
1968 1,143 1,143 0
1969 1,115 1,115 0
1970 1,290 1,285 5
1971 1,211 1,204 7
1972 1,000 995 5
1973 935 935 0
1974 962 957 5
1975 799 794 5
1976 760 754 6
1977 715 715 0
1978 707 707 0
1979 619 619 0
1980 536 536 0
1981 531 531 0
1982 454 454 0
1983 355 355 0
1984 350 350 0
1985 334 334 0
1986 277 277 0
1987 284 284 0
1988 246 246 0
1989 217 212 5
1990 213 213 0
1991 195 195 0
1992 159 159 0
1993 188 188 0
1994 124 124 0
1995 117 117 0
1996 102 102 0
1997 89 89 0
1998 91 91 0
1999 84 84 0
2000 93 93 0
2001 77 77 0
2002 65 65 0
2003 61 61 0
2004 69 69 0
2005 70 70 0
2006 77 77 0
2007 77 77 0
2008 51 51 0
2009 60 60 0
2010 54 54 0
2011 47 47 0
2012 44 44 0
2013 36 36 0
2014 46 46 0
2015 39 39 0
2016 43 43 0

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Popularity of Marcia as a first name

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Popularity of Marcia as a last name

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Common last names for Marcia

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Young
  • Thompson
  • Hill
  • Hall
  • Taylor

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marcia U.S.
  White 20.19% 64.26%
  African American 1.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 71.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marcia

People with the last name Marcia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Marcia

  • How Popular is the name Marcia? Marcia is the 524th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marcia was the 25,659th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marcia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 133,252 babies born with the first name Marcia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marcia 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 Marcia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Marcia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marcia is Monday, January 25th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Marcia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marcia was in 1951 with a total of 5,300 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marcia!
  • Random Marcia Factoid: According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marcia ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 19 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1939.
  • Weird things about the name Marcia: Your name in reverse order is Aicram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Miarca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marcia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 961 people with the last name Marcia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marcia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Marcia as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k 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).
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