Marcel Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marcel:
From the Latin Marcellus, a diminutive form of Marcus, which is of uncertain derivation. Most believe it has its root in Mars, the name of the Roman mythological god of war. Others, however, think it might be from mas (manly) or from the Greek malakoz (soft, tender).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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