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This is the name of the mother of cutie Daniel Radcliffe, a.k.a. Harry Potter: Marcia Gresham Radcliffe.
Tbird  8/30/2005
It is the name of "Desperate Housewives" actress, Marcia Cross. She is so hot, I have a thing for red-heads.
frangg23  11/16/2005
Marcia the Martian is the name of Marvin the Martian's sidekick in the Looney Toon's spoof show, "Tiny Toons".
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
This name reminds me of Marcia Brady from "The Brady Bunch".
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"
VictoriaCalledTori  6/25/2007
I have 2 cousins named Marcia. They both pronounce it Mar-see-uh. I think that's a prettier pronunciation.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2007
I would pronounce this mar-cee-ah, not Marsha. I think it's prettier this way.
Honeyrose  7/29/2007
This name makes me think of a soap opera character. And it sounds like 'Martian', just like some user pointed above.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2007
My stepmother is called Marcia, and she's Brazilian. I like this name, it's quite different, and I've only ever met one other person with this name, and it's my stepmum's manicurist when she goes to Brazil who is also called Marcia.
SuicuneGem  3/9/2008
This name is borne by American actress Marcia Gay Harden (born August 14, 1959). She is best known for her film roles in "The Imagemaker" (1986), "Miller's Crossing" (1990), "Flubber" (1997), "Pollock" (2000), for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and "Mystic River" (2003), for which she was nominated in the same category. She also has appeared on Broadway in "Angels in America".
AndrewJKD  4/1/2008
In Italian "Marcia" means "rotten". Nothing against the name, simply I don't like it.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2008
In Italian "Marcio" means "rotten"... not Marcia as an anonymous user stated.
marcia3  2/19/2016
All I can think of is "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" from The Brady Bunch.
bananarama  8/27/2008
Oh, Marcia, I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school
(This is a poem by Richard Brautigan; anyone curious about Marcia should read it!)
blaaarg  9/22/2008
I like the pronunciation mar-SEE-ah the best.
kool_babe14  5/7/2009
In the Septimus Heap novels, this is the name of the current ExtraOrdinary Wizard. Her last name is Overstrand.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2013
The name Marcia was given to 43 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
I think Marcia is a classic, timeless name. It is nice that a Marcia can choose how she would prefer her name to be pronounced.. Marcie is also very sweet. PS I do not believe that Marcia means rotten in Italian, since Marcia comes from Latin roots which definitely do not mean that. A good contemporary explanation of the name's meaning is "brave."
linden-tree-murmur  9/2/2013
The Latin pronunciation of this name would be Mar-KEE-ah, with a hard c.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2014
The eldest, beautiful, annoyingly overachieving, and popular daughter, Marcia Brady from The Brady Bunch. "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" She was portrayed by the actress Maureen McCormick. The name seems old fashioned and frumpy to me, though. It's just so bleh!
― Anonymous User  6/15/2014
Marcia is a lovely name. The pronunciation "marsha" is more old fashioned now. Mar-see-uh is a trendier pronunciation. The name of Canadian poet Dorothy Livesay's daughter. It means someone who is not afraid to stand up for what is right; brave.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2014
Actress Marcia Gay Harden, as mentioned above. Very talented.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2014
Lawyer, Marcia Clark.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2014
"Marcia Schuyler," a delightful novel for young girls published in 1908 by Grace Livingston Hill.
linden-tree-murmur  8/26/2014
"Marcia and I went over the curve," is the first line of the lovely poem "Millions of Strawberries," by the poet Genevieve Taggard. She eventually named her own daughter Marcia.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2014
Marcia was an ancient Roman noblewoman and mother of the Emperor Trajan. It is an ancient name.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2014
Beautiful, quirky name that can be shortened to Marci! Love it!
― Anonymous User  5/24/2015
The |-IA| ending makes this name, "daughter of Mark [Marcus = 'war hawk']"
Sabertooth  9/22/2015
"War hawk" in a good sense = someone who stands up for what is right --- brave. I like the name Mark and the name Marcia.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2015
Marcia is an Italian word that can be translated into English as "march"

In the sources I consulted, it has nothing to do with "rotten".

"Rotten" is "marcio"
Márcio, by the way, is a male name used in Brazil in the 70s and 80s.
julianazalamena  10/28/2015
In Brazil, Marcia also gives rise to the "Marciane" and Marciana.
I do not know the use of these two names in other countries. [noted -ed]
julianazalamena  10/28/2015
I really like the sounding or Marcia. I wouldn't use Mar cee uh.
cutenose  12/2/2015
I don't care much for this name, if at all, but I do prefer this spelling over Marsha. Marcia doesn't have the "Marsh" word in it. Plus, Marcia in my opinion just looks better and nicer.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2016
My name is Marcia pronounced Marsha. It is not a bad name. It has no hard sounds in it and I prefer names with hard sounds. My last name has no hard sounds either. Put the two together and it is pretty boring (although, my last name is extremely unusual, so not boring in the sense). I joke that I could never be a radio jockey. My name is not catchy enough. LOL!
Genalouise  3/16/2016
No matter how it's pronounced, I don't think it's a pretty name. It sounds like a middle aged woman's name, not a child or teen or young woman or old woman. It's stuck in that one age. Still, it's not a bad name, just not my favorite.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
This is one of my favorite names. I like it pronounced either way, Marsha or Mar-see-a. There is someone in my book club named Marcia... she is intelligent, beautiful, and kind. (She pronounces it Mar-see-a). I think it could work for any age.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2016
The name Marcia was given to 39 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
I was given the name Marcia Celina. I see from your research that there is a Polish connection. I am of Jamaican heritage but my mother, rest her soul, must have taken the combined names from someone.
Bubba9543  7/1/2016
An educated and capable, attractive and feminine woman = Marcia.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2016
I have a collector's doll named Marcia. She is a beautiful little girl with blond hair and brown eyes. So the name reminds me of my lovely doll. I think you could pronounce it "Marsha" or Mar-see-a" and it would still be a nice name.
― Anonymous User  2/5/2017
I'm a Marcia myself, and I say it's a pretty nice name, with a couple of puns.
My friends would always comment on my nickname "Cia"
One way, they'd say I'm part of the CIA, and a second...

Me: Okay, I'm gonna go..
Friend: See ya, Cia!
Me: You too...

Because saying "see-yuh" twice is "hilarious"

(My name is pronounced Mar-see-yuh, Cia being see-yuh, as you probably figured out).
Iwillforget  3/27/2017
Somebody said that in Italian, "marcia" means rotten. Someone else "corrected" them, saying that the word is "marcio." In Italian, as in all Romance languages, adjectives have masculine and feminine forms. "Marcia" is the feminine form. The Italian equivalent of "Marcia" as a name is "Marzia" (pronounced "mar-tsya). "Marcia" is also a noun meaning "march" (as in a procession). (Different word, of course.) (The word for the month is "marzo.")
Kosta  7/12/2017
On the American sitcom "Parks and Recreation" there is a reoccurring character named Marcia Langman. She is an uptight woman who often displays very conservative views. She is described by other characters on the show as the town's "morality watchdog."
Bob19  10/24/2017
I honestly don't care for the name. Every time I hear it I think of the Parks & Recreation character listed above. Marcy or Marci(e) sounds cuter.
Bob19  10/24/2017
Classic and classy. Can be pronounced more than one way, which is a plus or a minus, depending how you look at it.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2017
Seems logical that it would be the feminine form of Mark, but is quite bitter sounding.
Hushpuppy  1/17/2018

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