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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : God of war; little hammer

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from the personal name Marcel(l)in, from the Latin name Marcellinus, a double derivative of Marcus (see Mark) borne by several early saints, including a pope who died in the persecutions instigated by Diocletian.
  • Galician (Marcelín) : habitational name from Marcelín, a village in Galicia, northern Spain.

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