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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Markel

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Alt. Meaning

M is for marvelous, which is how others see you

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for life, that you live so well.

Notable Persons Named Markel

Bishop Nehru is a hip hop music rapping. He was most prominent from 2010 to present. Bishop was given the name Markel Scott on August 26th, 1996. Bishop is also known as Bishy Chulo, Scott, and Markel.

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Markel Brown is a basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets and →Maine Red Claws in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 2014 to present. Markel was born on January 29th, 1992 in Alexandria, Louisiana.

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Markel Susaeta is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao, CD Basconia, Athletic Bilbao B, Spain national under-21 football team, and Spain national football team. Markel was born on December 14th, 1987 in Eibar, Spain.

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Markel Bergara is a soccer player for the Real Sociedad, Real Sociedad B, SD Eibar, UD Vecindario, Spain national under-16 football team, Spain national under-17 football team, and Spain national under-19 football team. Markel was born on May 5th, 1986 in Elgoibar.

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Markel Etxeberria is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao B, Athletic Bilbao, and CD Basconia. Markel was born on February 15th, 1995 in Erandio, Spain.

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Markel was born on February 5th, 1980 in Oñati, Basque Country, Spain. Markel is also known as Irizar Aranburu and Markel.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Markel

Dan Markel was a law professor and author. Dan was given the name Daniel Eric Markel on October 9th, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He died on July 19th, 2014.

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Howard Markel is an author, editor, pediatrician, professor, and medical historian. Howard was born on April 23rd, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

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Gregory Markel is a progressive rock, rock progressive alterenative, and rock music musician. He was most prominent from 1990 to 1995.

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Lester Markel was a journalist, editing, freedom of the press, editor, and freedom of the press advocate. Lester was born on January 9th, 1894 in New York City. He passed away on October 23rd, 1977.

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Johann was born on November 27th, 1790. He died on March 15th, 1860.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1950 5 0 5
1951 5 0 5
1953 6 0 6
1954 11 0 11
1955 6 0 6
1956 12 0 12
1957 8 0 8
1959 10 0 10
1960 10 0 10
1961 15 0 15
1962 11 0 11
1963 6 0 6
1964 8 0 8
1965 8 0 8
1966 11 0 11
1968 7 0 7
1969 13 0 13
1970 11 0 11
1971 15 0 15
1972 7 0 7
1973 11 0 11
1974 10 0 10
1975 16 5 11
1976 22 5 17
1977 18 0 18
1978 19 0 19
1979 13 0 13
1980 18 0 18
1981 32 0 32
1982 34 0 34
1983 22 0 22
1984 29 0 29
1985 42 0 42
1986 29 0 29
1987 38 0 38
1988 33 5 28
1989 54 0 54
1990 87 12 75
1991 84 5 79
1992 74 9 65
1993 89 6 83
1994 173 11 162
1995 175 8 167
1996 147 8 139
1997 163 7 156
1998 168 7 161
1999 183 11 172
2000 143 0 143
2001 170 6 164
2002 126 8 118
2003 136 0 136
2004 149 0 149
2005 177 8 169
2006 138 0 138
2007 139 0 139
2008 147 0 147
2009 144 0 144
2010 126 0 126
2011 123 0 123
2012 107 0 107
2013 110 0 110
2014 95 0 95
2015 110 0 110
2016 92 0 92
2017 81 0 81

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Popularity of Markel as a first name

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Popularity of Markel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Markel U.S.
  White 93.89% 64.26%
  African American 1.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Markel

People with the last name Markel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Markel

  • How Popular is the name Markel? Markel is the 4,159th most popular name of all time. As a last name Markel was the 8,023rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Markel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,291 babies born with the first name Markel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Markel to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Markel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Markel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Markel is Thursday, August 7th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Markel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Markel was in 1999 with a total of 172 babies.
  • Random Markel Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Markel is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Markel: Your name in reverse order is Lekram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lrakem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Markel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,126 people with the last name Markel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Markel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Markel 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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