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Origin or Ethnicity
Its source is a Latin expression meaning "Dedicated to Mars."
This girl's name is used in English, Italian and Spanish.
Nicknames: Marci, Marcie, Marcy and Markie
Alternative Spellings: Marsha
Variant Forms: Marcene, Marcina and Marciana
Non-English Forms: Marzia
The name Marcia ranked 236th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Mars was the Roman god of war, known to the Greeks as Ares.
In Homer's Iliad, the god is portrayed as a whining bully. To the world-conquering Romans he was a more desirable figure, as is demonstrated by the numerous Latin-based names dedicated to Mars.
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