Marcella: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Marcella

Marcella

Pronunciation: mahr-SEH-lə, mahr-CHEH-lə (key)

Origin of the name Marcella:

Cognate of the French Marcelle, a feminine form of Marcel, which is from the Latin Marcellus, a diminutive form of Marcus, which is of uncertain derivation.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Chela, Ella, Marcela, Marcelle, Marcie, Markie

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Comments and insights on the name Marcella: | Edit

This is a pretty, graceful way to name a girl to honor a family member named Mark -- much prettier than Markie.

Personal experiences with the name Marcella: | Edit

My 87-year-old Italian grandmother's middle name (her first name is Livia). I think it's charming! This is my Great Grandmothers name! Very classic and beautiful!

Nicknames for Marcella: | Edit

Marcie, Markie, Ella, Chela, Cella

Meanings and history of the name Marcella: | Edit

Marcella is an Italian name. It is a feminine version of the male name Mark. The root of the name "Marcella" is from Mars, the Roman god of war It is my experience that it is a latin name and means "dedicated to Mars"

Famous real-life people named Marcella: | Edit

St. Marcella of Rome, Christian martyr.
Marcella Hazan, Italian cookbook author.
Marcella Bella, Italian singer.
Marcella Detroit, American singer and songwriter
Marcella Albani, Italian actress

Marcella in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Marcella" by Mary Augusta Ward (1890s bestselling English novel)
Marcella, character in the "Raggedy Ann" series written by Johnny Gruelle (and based on his real-life daughter.)
"Marcella", a song by Brian Wilson for The Beach Boys.

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