Marcelo: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Marcelo

Marcelo

Pronunciation: mar-SEHL-loh (key)

Origin of the name Marcelo:

From the Latin Marcellus, a diminutive form of Marcus, which is of uncertain derivation. Most believe it has its root in Mars, the name of the Roman mythological god of war. Others, however, think it might be from mas (manly) or from the Greek malakoz (soft, tender).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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