MARCUS m Ancient Roman, English, Biblical (Variant)
Pronounced: MAR-kus
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. Two famous Roman bearers of this name were Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero), a statesman and orator, and Marcus Aurelius, a notable emperor of the 2nd century. This was also the name of a pope of the 4th century. Marcus is the original form of the name Mark.

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