Marcel Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marcel:
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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- Comments and insights on the name Marcel
Carmel and Marcel are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
- Personal experiences with the name Marcel
I'm Belgian and my granddad was called Marcel. He died some time ago, and I think I will give my son the same name. In France and Belgium, old names are coming back. Jules, Thérèse, Marcel, Marie, Louis or Victor. It's "modern" again!
My FIL was named Marcel (last name Luciene). His descendants are French, from Coty of France (cosmetics). My son's middle name - Marcel, and he is just like the origin says, "Soft & Tender", also, when he has to be, he is a man of war, as suggested also.
- Nicknames for Marcel
Marcel the shell with shoes on
- Meanings and history of the name Marcel
- Famous real-life people named Marcel
Marcel Vigneron, from "Top Chef"
Marcel Duchamp, French surrealist/dadaist
Marcel Marceau, mime
Marcel Proust, French writer
Marcel Canet (b. 2011), son of French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, environmentalist, and spokesperson for Greenpeace Marion Cotillard
- Marcel in song, story & screen
Marcel was the name of Ross's pet monkey on the sitcom 'Friends'
Marcel, a vampire in the show, "The Originals"
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