Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MAHR-shəl  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From an English surname that originally denoted a person who was a marshal. The word marshal originally derives from Latin mariscalcus, itself from Germanic roots akin to Old High German marah "horse" and scalc "servant". A famous bearer is the American rapper Marshall Mathers (1972-), who performs under the name Eminem.

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Entry updated December 7, 2022