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Origin of the name MARCUS.
Etymology of the name MARCUS.
Meaning of the baby name MARCUS.


MARCUS.  Biblical.  [Mark, "of Mars"]  (Col. iv. 10A.V.; Philemon 24A.V.; 1 Peter v. 13A.V.). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894).  But there are other possibilities.  See below.

    The origin of Marcus, represented by the M, so often a Roman initial, is involved in great doubt.  It has been deduced from the Greek μαλακὸς (soft or tender), a very uncongenial epithet for one of the race of iron.  Others derive it from mas (a male), as implying manly qualities; and others, from Mars, or more correctly, Mavers or Mamers, one of the chief of the old Latin deities.  Diefenbach thinks also that it may be connected with the Keltic Marc (a horse), and with the verb to march... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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