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Girl Name: Marcella

Name: Marcella
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rcella, mar-cella\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: dedicated to Mars
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Maricella, Marcila, Marisella, Maresella, Marsalla, Mercilla
Variant forms: Marcela, Marcele, Marcelina, Marcelinda, Marceline, Marcelle, Marcellina, Marcelline, Marcelyn, Marchella, Marchelle, Marcie, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcille, Marcy, Maricel, Marquita, Marsalina, Marsella, Marselle, Marsellonia, Marshella, Marsiella
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 411
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 24451

Description

Marcella \m(a)-rcella, mar-cella\ as a girl's name is pronounced mar-SELL-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marcella is "dedicated to Mars". Feminine form of Marcellus; variant of Marcia. Mythology: Mars, the Roman god of fertility, for whom the spring calendar month March was named, came to be identified with the Greek god Ares, god of war. Saint Marcella (fourth century) was a cultivated woman of ability who was killed during the sack of Rome. See also Maricela.

Marcella has 24 variant forms: Marcela, Marcele, Marcelina, Marcelinda, Marceline, Marcelle, Marcellina, Marcelline, Marcelyn, Marchella, Marchelle, Marcie, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcille, Marcy, Maricel, Marquita, Marsalina, Marsella, Marselle, Marsellonia, Marshella and Marsiella.

Baby names that sound like Marcella are Maricella, Marcila, Marisella, Maresella, Marsalla and Mercilla.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Marcella.

Popularity

Marcella is a very popular first name for women (#411 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#24451 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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