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Marcy started out as a nickname for the feminine name Marcia, but it's become a pretty popular given name for girls in its own right. It was most popular during the mid-20th century, but it fell out of favor a bit after 1988. We think it could make a comeback. Pair with a longer trendy middle name, like Evangeline, Arabella, or Alexandra to give it a bit of 21st-century spark.

Meaning of the name Marcy:

Latin: Dedicated to Mars

Origin of the name Marcy:

Marcy was first a nickname for the feminine name Marcia. Marcia is likely one of many derivatives of the masculine name Marcus. Marcus was one of the most popular names in Ancient Rome.

Symbolism of the name Marcy:

Marcy means “dedicated to Mars.” In Ancient Rome, Mars was the god of war. So, new parents may see their baby girl as someone who is brave and strong like a warrior. Though spelled differently, the most famous Marcie in pop culture was a little girl from the “Peanuts” comic strips, so the name could symbolize love for that character or comic as well.

Style of the name Marcy:

Modern

Gender of the name Marcy:

Marcy is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Marcy:

MAR-see

Number of syllables in the name Marcy:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Marcy:

The baby name Marcy evokes images of someone who is smart and no-nonsense.

Alternative spellings for the name Marcy:

  • Marcie
  • Marci
  • Marcee
  • Marcey
  • Marsey

Nicknames for the name Marcy:

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Popularity of the name Marcy:

According to the Social Security Administration, Marcy was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States between 1943 and 1988. It was most popular in 1971 when it ranked at number 256. It last ranked at number 927 in 1988.

Related names for the name Marcy:

Great middle names for Marcy and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Marcy:

  • Marcy Harriell (actress, singer, and writer)
  • Marcy Kaptur (American politician)
  • Marcy Hinzmann (figure skater)
  • Marcy Teodoro (Filipiono politician)
  • Marcy Walker (actress)

Marcy in popular culture:

  • Marcy (character on the TV show “American Horror Story”)
  • Marcy (character from the video game “Chrono Cross”)
  • Marcy D'Arcy (character from the TV show “Married with Children”)
  • Marcy(character in the musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”)
  • Marcy Wu (character in the TV series “Amphibia”)