Marcus

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marcus

  1. A male given name, latinate form of Mark.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1]: Colossians 4:10:
      Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments; if he come unto you, receive him;)- - -
    • 2008 Kate Atkinson, When Will There Be Good News, Doubleday, ISBN 9780385608015, page 73:
      But 'Marcus?' – a strangely Latinate name for someone born in Sighthill. ('Aspirational mother, boss,' he said. 'Better than Titus.Or Sextus.')

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marcus

  1. A male given name, spelling variant of Markus.

References[edit]

  • [2] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 5644 males with the given name Marcus (compared to 2889 named Markus) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 2000s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Dutch[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Marcus ?

  1. Mark (book of the Bible)

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marcus

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Markus.

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the name of the god Mars.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mārcus m (genitive Mārcī); second declension

  1. A masculine praenomen.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Mārcus Mārcī
genitive Mārcī Mārcōrum
dative Mārcō Mārcīs
accusative Mārcum Mārcōs
ablative Mārcō Mārcīs
vocative Mārce Mārcī

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Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Marcus. First recorded in Norway c. 1100.

Proper noun[edit]

Marcus

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [3] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 3280 males with the given name Marcus (compared to 6268 named Markus) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 2000s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Marcus. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in the 13th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Marcus

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Marcus / Markus was the most common given name of boys born in Sweden in the 1990s.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 36 338 males with the given name Marcus (compared to 18 057 named Markus) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.