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Marcella is a common name in Italian-speaking cultures, and while it was quite popular in the United States for over a century, it's fallen out of favor a bit. However, we can easily see it making a comeback as a “grandma name”. Marcella comes with plenty of cute nicknames, and we like the way it sounds with one-syllable middle names, like Rose, Grace, Sage, and Snow. It also has a strong meaning that new parents may find symbolic for their baby girls.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Marcella:

Marcella is Latin in origin. The name is thought to be a feminine version of Marcellus or Marcello, all of which are derived from the name Mars. Mars was the god of war in Ancient Rome, so Marcella is thought to mean “warlike”. The name could also mean “young warrior”.

Symbolism of the Name Marcella:

Because of its meaning, many new parents may see Marcella as a name that symbolizes strength and the spirit of a warrior.

Nicknames for the Name Marcella:

Thinkin of nicknames can be hard! Fortunately, we've taken the hard work out of it for you. We've got a list of the best nicknames for Marcella right here:

Style of the Name Marcella:


Gender of the Name Marcella:

Marcella is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the Name Marcella:


Number of Syllables in the Name Marcella:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Marcella:

The baby name Marcelle evokes images of someone who is smart, witty, and a hard worker.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Marcella:

  • Marcela
  • Marsela
  • Marsella

Popularity of the Name Marcella:

According to the Social Security Administration, Marcella was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States up until about 2002. It was most popular in 1922 when it ranked at number 155. It last ranked at number 966 in 2002.

  • Marcia
  • Marcelnia
  • Marcelle
  • Marcy 
  • Marshella

Great Middle Names for Marcella and Their Meanings:

  • Rose (flower)
  • Sage (wise)
  • Evie (life)
  • Pearl (smooth round bead)
  • Grace (God's grace)
  • Ruth (compassionate friend)
  • Kate (pure)
  • Fay (fairy)
  • Mae (pearl)

Famous People with the Name Marcella:

  • Marcella Boyce (character in the book “Marcella” by Ms. Humphry Ward)
  • Marcella Backland (character on the TV show “Marcella”)
  • Marcella Monroe (character in the video game “Sims 3: Moonlight Bay”)
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