Marcus

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Marcus mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Marcus

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

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, Latinate form of Mark.

Marcus was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, German, Latin, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Marcus

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus is a monarch. His most notable accomplishments were from 161 to 180.

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Marcus Rashford is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., England national under-16 football team, and England national under-18 football team. Marcus was born on October 31st, 1997 in Wythenshawe, England.

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Marcus Antonius is a Triumvir of the Roman Republic, Consul of the Roman Republic, People's Tribune of the Roman Republic, Triumvirof theRoman Republic, Consulof theRoman Republic, and People's Tribuneof theRoman Republic. Marcus was born in Rome.

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Marcus Garvey was a publishing, journalist, and publisher. He holds the title Explanation of the Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association". Marcus was given the name Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. on August 17th, 1887 in Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica. He died on June 10th, 1940.

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Marcus Ulpius Traianus was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 988 to 988. Marcus was born as the child of Marcus Ulpius Traianus (senior) and Marcia (mother of Trajan) on September 18th, 0053 in Italica. He breathed his last breath on August 8th, 0117.

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Hopsin is a hip hop music rapping, actor, music video director, and record producer. He plays FL Studio and Vocals. He holds the title Ill Mind of Hopsin 4. He was most active from 2001 to present. Hopsin was given the name Marcus Jamal Hopson on July 18th, 1985 in Los Angeles. Hopsin is also known as Marcus, Hops, and Hop..

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marcus

Josephine Earp was a possible courtesan; frontier adventurer; gambler and gambling. Josephine was given the name Josephine Sarah Marcus in 1860 in New York, U.S.A. Josephine is also known as Sadie and Josie; possibly Sadie Mansfield; Josephine Behan. She left this life on December 19th, 1944.

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Bernard Marcus is a co-founder of home depot, the home depot, and co-founder ofhome depot. Bernard was born on May 12th, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Prince was born as the child of Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt and Zsa Zsa Gabor in Pforzheim.

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Simon was born on November 5th, 1986 in Toronto.

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Greil Marcus is an author, rock critic, and journalist. Greil was born on June 19th, 1945 in San Francisco.

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Mickey Marcus is a military person. His military service ended in 1948.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 47 0 47
1881 45 0 45
1882 46 0 46
1883 38 0 38
1884 57 0 57
1885 44 0 44
1886 39 0 39
1887 23 0 23
1888 47 0 47
1889 38 0 38
1890 33 0 33
1891 28 0 28
1892 44 0 44
1893 51 0 51
1894 46 0 46
1895 36 0 36
1896 39 0 39
1897 38 0 38
1898 44 0 44
1899 46 0 46
1900 48 0 48
1901 44 0 44
1902 44 0 44
1903 44 0 44
1904 42 0 42
1905 53 0 53
1906 61 0 61
1907 46 0 46
1908 51 0 51
1909 49 0 49
1910 63 0 63
1911 64 0 64
1912 132 0 132
1913 172 0 172
1914 192 0 192
1915 307 0 307
1916 278 0 278
1917 288 5 283
1918 273 0 273
1919 287 0 287
1920 321 0 321
1921 359 6 353
1922 304 7 297
1923 326 6 320
1924 333 0 333
1925 312 0 312
1926 310 0 310
1927 287 7 280
1928 256 0 256
1929 248 0 248
1930 277 0 277
1931 225 0 225
1932 222 0 222
1933 239 0 239
1934 226 0 226
1935 226 0 226
1936 212 5 207
1937 226 0 226
1938 224 0 224
1939 231 5 226
1940 251 0 251
1941 265 0 265
1942 268 0 268
1943 282 0 282
1944 281 5 276
1945 280 0 280
1946 382 0 382
1947 391 0 391
1948 406 0 406
1949 464 0 464
1950 564 7 557
1951 578 0 578
1952 681 5 676
1953 734 7 727
1954 902 6 896
1955 972 0 972
1956 1,066 5 1,061
1957 1,042 9 1,033
1958 993 7 986
1959 1,215 8 1,207
1960 1,330 6 1,324
1961 1,322 10 1,312
1962 1,376 5 1,371
1963 1,334 12 1,322
1964 1,364 10 1,354
1965 1,383 9 1,374
1966 1,283 12 1,271
1967 1,489 14 1,475
1968 1,558 18 1,540
1969 2,236 18 2,218
1970 4,346 30 4,316 #72 boy name
1971 4,455 42 4,413 #65 boy name
1972 3,721 32 3,689 #71 boy name
1973 3,744 30 3,714 #72 boy name
1974 3,844 38 3,806 #73 boy name
1975 4,014 43 3,971 #68 boy name
1976 3,719 33 3,686 #74 boy name
1977 3,886 39 3,847 #72 boy name
1978 4,043 43 4,000 #70 boy name
1979 4,096 46 4,050 #76 boy name
1980 4,302 45 4,257 #71 boy name
1981 4,550 40 4,510 #67 boy name
1982 5,023 36 4,987 #63 boy name
1983 5,699 67 5,632 #58 boy name
1984 6,056 64 5,992 #57 boy name
1985 5,651 65 5,586 #61 boy name
1986 5,339 66 5,273 #63 boy name
1987 5,000 56 4,944 #67 boy name
1988 5,248 41 5,207 #66 boy name
1989 5,434 37 5,397 #67 boy name
1990 5,330 31 5,299 #72 boy name
1991 5,079 12 5,067 #76 boy name
1992 4,556 19 4,537 #82 boy name
1993 5,072 13 5,059 #74 boy name
1994 5,271 14 5,257 #75 boy name
1995 4,659 13 4,646 #81 boy name
1996 4,557 11 4,546 #87 boy name
1997 4,190 9 4,181 #93 boy name
1998 4,017 6 4,011 #96 boy name
1999 3,881 15 3,866 #98 boy name
2000 3,809 14 3,795 #99 boy name
2001 3,703 9 3,694
2002 3,548 5 3,543
2003 3,398 7 3,391
2004 3,497 22 3,475
2005 3,469 0 3,469
2006 3,804 0 3,804
2007 3,668 5 3,663
2008 3,392 5 3,387
2009 3,406 0 3,406
2010 3,127 5 3,122
2011 2,808 0 2,808
2012 2,720 5 2,715
2013 2,526 0 2,526
2014 2,606 0 2,606
2015 2,462 0 2,462
2016 2,175 5 2,170
2017 2,011 0 2,011

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Popularity of Marcus as a first name

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Popularity of Marcus as a last name

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Common last names for Marcus

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Clark
  • Hall
  • Hill
  • Martin
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marcus U.S.
  White 76.76% 64.26%
  African American 12.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marcus

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

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Fun Facts about the name Marcus

  • What name lists does Marcus rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Marcus? Marcus is the 325th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marcus was the 2,037th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marcus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 230,334 babies born with the first name Marcus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marcus to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marcus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 47 new born babies.
  • When was Marcus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marcus is Tuesday, May 4th, 1830.
  • What year had the most people named Marcus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marcus was in 1984 with a total of 5,992 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marcus!
  • Random Marcus Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marcus ranks 57th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, 170 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Marcus: Your name in reverse order is Sucram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cusram. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marcus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 17,671 people with the last name Marcus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marcus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Marcus as their last name.

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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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