This is a good name. It might not be as popular as Mark/Marc but I think it is a strong name. I think of the emperor Marcus Aurelius when I hear it.
Ceri12  8/1/2020
Emperor Marcus Aurelius. He is considered the last of the Five Good Emperors of Rome.
Ceri12  6/28/2020
Also German, Dutch

Pronounced: MA-kuys (Swedish), MAR-kuws (German)
RHAWK3935  7/25/2019
You may call it ugly, but neither this classic nor Mark are ugly at all to the rest of us. Be respectful please.
RHAWK3935  6/15/2019
Marcus Junius Brutus was one of Julius Caesar’s best friends and one of his principal murderers. Brutus, though like a son to Caesar, did not regret his actions, saying that they were for the good of Rome.
Theatrenamelover  5/25/2019
Marcus is a main character in the video game Detroit: Become Human for the PlayStation.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2019
In 2018, 26 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Marcus who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 277th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
It's like someone wanted to "uglify" the name Mark/Marc. Fortunately Marcus is nowhere near as popular or common as that much nicer version.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2018
I've always liked the name Marcus.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2018
Marcus Miller is a jazz fusion and smooth jazz bassist. Along with Stanley Clarke, he pioneered the use of the bass guitar as a lead instrument in smooth jazz.
PinkJazzX  6/23/2018
Marcus reminds me of mucous.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2018
My Internet persona is Marc (short for Marcus), so I wouldn't really use this name myself. But hey, it's just my viewpoint, so if you want to name your son this... go right ahead!
― Anonymous User  2/15/2018
I actually love this name. It sounds strong and masculine.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2017
Marcus Lodewijk Schenkenberg van Mierop better known as Marcus Schenkenberg, is a Swedish model. He was born in Solna and has dual citizenship of both Sweden and the Netherlands. Schenkenberg, best known for his Calvin Klein advertisements in the early 1990s, is also an actor, singer, writer, and TV personality. He has been modelling for 20 years.
lilolaf  4/18/2017
On the TV series from the 1990's, Babylon 5, Marcus is the name of the first Ranger to come to the station. He is witty and very cute. He's also a great melee fighter. I named my son Marcus after this character. FYI, his middle name is Augustus. His dad came up with that and I thought it was pretentious, but it has grown on me.
Luvsebring  12/4/2016
It's a very attractive name. There was a kid at my school named Marcus and he was the cutest guy at school, lol.
firestar11  8/19/2016
This is a great name. I named my only son Marcus after my grandfather. My son is super intelligent and very witty.
ametjw  1/22/2016
Marcus Eaton is the father of Four from the Divergent trilogy.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2015
Marcus is such a handsome, cool name! I love this name to pieces! :D.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2015
Marcus Eaton is a character in Veronica Roth's Divergent series. He is abusive to his son Tobias.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2015
The name means "War like", "of war", "god of war", or "war". It most likely evolved from the Roman god of war, Mars. In the Underworld series, there is a vampire named Marcus. Marcus is one of the three leaders in the vampire form of government in the Twilight Saga. Marcus Lattimore is a famous NFL player.
― Anonymous User  6/17/2014
I love this name. It does vaguely remind me a bit of "Mucus" after I adoringly started finding cutesy ways to pronounce it, such as "Muk-us" or "Me-kiss".. But I didn't even notice that before. Such a handsome name anyway.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2014
Marcus Mumford, of the British band Mumford and sons.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2013
Mark also means Autumn or Fall.
aprilathome00  11/8/2012
Very cool name. I like it.
Chrila96  12/5/2010
I like it. It sounds strong and courageous. Mark sounds like you "left a mark" on something, but Marcus sounds nice.
Black_X  5/11/2010
I absolutely love this name. By far my favorite name for a baby boy. It sounds strong, intelligent, kind, brave. A perfect vision of a boy to me! :)
willarose93  3/28/2010
I prefer Marc or Mark, since the -us ending is both outdated and pretentious. I don't even bother commenting on other names with this ending since only ridiculous people who bemoan the collapse of the Roman empire would ever use them.
Aureliano  3/2/2010
Hiya! Marcus is a very common name in Sweden. I don't know if it is necessary to mention in description but I wanted to tell you anyways. [noted -ed]

I'm almost 100% certain that I've read in a book about Swedish names that Marcus/Markus means "protected by Mars"/"son of Mars". Though I can't say for sure so I will look it up later.
E r u y o  10/22/2009
A great name! Strong and powerful.
Elerrina  8/7/2009
What a great, strong name! This can easily grow with a person.
emmiix3  4/6/2009
For some odd reason, I have always disliked the name Marcus. I think it's because of the way it sounds: too harsh and rough. It reminds me of a hoarse throat. The name itself seems a tad silly, like the word circus, or too brooding, like someone concentrating on something unpleasant. I don't dislike the ending of Marcus, or the fact that it sounds old, just the annoyingly harsh sound of the name.
Wilted  1/7/2009
Marcus Belby, a "thin and nervous-looking" Ravenclaw boy. A candidate for the Slug Club because his Uncle Damocles invented Wolfsbane potion in J.K. Rowling's 6th novel Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince.
Jeana Bradbury  12/23/2008
Just thought you would like to know that the names Mark and Marcus have both Hebrew and Greek origins.

Marcus is written this way in Greek:

Marcus is written this way in Hebrew:

Hitchcock's Bible Dictionary gives the meaning of Mark and Marcus as:
polite; shining

Saint Mark the Evangelist (Hebrew: מרקוס; Greek: Μάρκος; 1st century), also known as John Mark, is traditionally believed to be the author of the Gospel of Mark and a companion of Saint Peter.
Deborah Reyes  12/11/2008
In Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, one of the three Volturi leaders is named Marcus. Not much is mentioned about him, execpt that he has the power to see relationships between people, and that he was married to Aro's, another leader of the Volturi, sister, before Aro killed her beause he didn't like the two of them together and Marcus was more useful to him in his search for power.
magicalhannah7  11/6/2008
Marcus Wesson murdered his 9 children which he fathered by incestuous relationships with his daughters and nieces.
― Anonymous User  11/14/2007
This is a very strong, classic name.
Fionafabulous  11/14/2007
This is my spouse's name. And indeed, he is WARLIKE! I would not advise this name unless you have an extremely forgiving heart and a lot of patience! You get what you order by choosing this name. =o)
― Anonymous User  10/3/2007
I know several Marcuses and all of them but one were very violent children, more violent than your average boy. I don't know if I believe that the name influences the behaviour, but there's something fishy about Marcus. The meaning that I have heard for it, not surprisingly, is "he who beats"! Now they're all teenagers though and I don't see them often enough to know if they've grown out of beating people or not!
Tango  8/6/2007
Whether a child is violent or belligerent or not has nothing to do with the name and everything to do with his or her parents. Names do not influence behaviour; the attitudes of the parents do.
I think Marcus is a perfectly fine name.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2012
Marcus Flutie is a character in a book series by Megan McCafferty.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Marcus here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
Marcus Flint Was captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team. He was held back a year.
harriettapotterlol  6/30/2006
Marcus is the name of the first vampire in the "Underworld" movies.
patchworkgirl  3/8/2006
The name is also known as "war like".
Lusafur6  2/17/2006
To me, Marcus is someone who is a bit of a rebel but has a strong will and is noble. Mm, my kind of guy.
hana  2/7/2006
*Marcus* is a gorgeous name for any male. It has a pleasant sound and a rich history, and it works well for all ages. One of my top ten!
― Anonymous User  2/6/2006
Dr. Marcus Brody is a character in the Indiana Jones films.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Marcus is the the name of the boy in the Nick Hornby novel "About a Boy", filmed in 2002.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Marcus Allen was a great football player for the Oakland Raiders.
breakofday  12/9/2005
Marcus Vinitius is a main character in Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel Quo Vadis.
Soul  7/6/2005

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