Marcus

Marcus - A very unique male name



  Jun 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Marcus, meaning warlike, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #358. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Marcus and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Marcus? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Marcus. The baby boy name Marcus was given to 2,691 baby boys in 2012, ranking #149 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 610 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Marcus peaked in popularity 35 years ago in 1984 on position 57.



Famous with this name

Marcus Vanco
Adam Marcus
Cindy Marcus


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Marcus is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Marcus is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #67 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #254.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Marcus is where you live.


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Marcus origin and meaning

Marcus is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means warlike. To see famous people named Marcus, pop culture references for the name Marcus and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Marcus

We've found the following names that sound similar to Marcus, sorted by popularity.

Mark / Marc / Maurice / Morris / Marco / Marcos / Marquis / Mauricio / Markus / Marquise /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012149
2011145
2010130
2009123
2008125
2007117
2006112
2005116
2004116
2003120
2002106
2001104
200099
199998
199896
199793
199687
199581
199475
199374
199282
199176
199072
198967
198866
198767
198663
198561
198457
198358
198263
198167
198071
197976
197870
197772
197674
197568
197473
197372
197272
197166
197072
1969137
1968174
1967177
1966192
1965187
1964206
1963212
1962207
1961213
1960209
1959227
1958251
1957240
1956225
1955228
1954235
1953257
1952261
1951283
1950276
1949312
1948334
1947345
1946333
1945368
1944375
1943364
1942375
1941362
1940370
1939391
1938391
1937368
1936379
1935370
1934357
1933354
1932388
1931382
1930335
1929373
1928360
1927349
1926326
1925319
1924317
1923317
1922338
1921309
1920325
1919335
1918351
1917324
1916307
1915287
1914366
1913327
1912343
1911367
1910358

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia67
Mississippi91
New Mexico98
Rhode Island105
Wyoming106
Montana114
Alabama119
Arkansas119
New York123
Massachusetts126
Utah130
Alaska131
Louisiana132
Ohio132
Oregon132
Pennsylvania132
Michigan133
Hawaii133
Idaho135
New Jersey135
Florida135
Wisconsin137
Maryland138
Virginia139
Georgia140
Colorado141
Tennessee141
Maine145
Illinois146
Washington148
Nevada150
Arizona151
Texas151
Iowa157
Kansas158
Indiana159
Minnesota161
California163
South Dakota163
New Hampshire165
Oklahoma165
Delaware168
North Carolina177
Missouri184
Nebraska187
South Carolina195
Connecticut198
Kentucky204
West Virginia254

Even more about Marcus


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Marcus a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Marcus?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1984
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Marcus
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 610
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,691

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