Marcus – University of Copenhagen


How many boys were given this name in 2009?

Marcus: 333
Markus: 87


Marcus is a Latin name probably formed from the name of the Roman god of war Mars.


Marcus became a popular name in the course of the 1990s and its popularity culminated in the beginning of the new century. In recent years there has been a slow decline in its popularity.

Well-known bearers of the name

Among familiar bearers of this name can be mentioned the evangelist Mark and the Roman general Marcus Antonius, who died in the year 30 B.C.