Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. mər-KYOO-shee-o(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Most famously used by William Shakespeare in his tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1596), where it belongs to a friend of Romeo. He appears as Marcuccio (a diminutive of Marco) in the earlier Italian novella Giulietta e Romeo (1524) by Luigi Da Porto. Later adaptations changed the character's name to Mercutio, probably alluding to the god Mercury.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMarkos(Ancient Greek) Marcus(Ancient Roman) Mark(Armenian) Marko(Basque) Mark(Belarusian) Mark(Biblical) Markos(Biblical Greek) Marcus(Biblical Latin) Marko(Bulgarian) Marc(Catalan) Margh(Cornish) Marko(Croatian) Marek(Czech) Marcus, Mark, Markus(Danish) Marco, Mark(Dutch) Marcus, Mark(English) Marek, Margus, Marko, Markus(Estonian) Markku, Marko, Markus(Finnish) Marc(French) Marco, Markus(German) Markos(Greek) Maleko(Hawaiian) Márk(Hungarian) Marcas(Irish) Marco(Italian) Mareks, Marks, Markuss(Latvian) Markas(Lithuanian) Marko(Macedonian) Marcus, Markus(Norwegian) Marek(Polish) Marco, Marcos, Marquinhos(Portuguese) Mark(Russian) Marcas(Scottish Gaelic) Marko(Serbian) Marek(Slovak) Marko(Slovene) Marco, Marcos(Spanish) Marcus, Markus(Swedish) Marko(Ukrainian) Marc(Welsh)


Entry added June 9, 2023