Meaning and Origin of: Marcel

Marcel is of Latin origin and means "Martial," or "warlike."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • French : Little hammer
  • Latin : Martial, warlike
  • Latin : Warlike; hammer; defender

Family name origins & meanings

  • French, also Hungarian : from the personal name Marcel (Latin Marcellus, a diminutive of Marcus (see Mark 1), which was borne by a 3rd-century missionary to Gaul who was martyred at Bourges with his companion Anastasius).

Famous people who gave their babies this name