Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Warlike
Main Origin Language: Latin
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In 2017 the name Marcus...

• was given to 2,011 baby boys
• was the 195th most popular name for baby boys
• was 45% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon
• was least popular in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Deleware
• was about as popular as Alejandro and Dawson
Babies Named Marcus Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Marcus...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1984
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1951
• is 197% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 44% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Aaron, Matthew, Mathew, Kara, Erika, Nikole
• has the most opposite popularity history to Darwin, Van, Wiley, Cecelia, June, Ruthie
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Marcus Per State
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Geographically the name Marcus...

• 6% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Damon, Preston, Martin, Jessica, Maisie, Poppy
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Chase, Noah, Jayce, Ella, Riley, Sophie
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Marcus by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Marcus are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Marcus will be the only kid named Marcus in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Marcus compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Marcus rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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