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Quick Facts on Jamarcus

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • African-American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
god of war

Characteristics of Jamarcus

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Jamarcus

Jamarcus is an invented name of African-American origin. Similar to Demarcus or Lamarcus, Jamarcus is essentially a spin on Marcus. Marcus is the original Latin form of the name Mark, and it’s one of the oldest, most successful of all ancient Roman forenames. In fact, more than 2,000 years ago, Marcus was one of only a dozen or so praenomens (i.e., first names) used for boys on the Italian peninsula. For instance, Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) who lived in the first century B.C. was a notable name bearer. After Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 B.C., Antony joined together with Octavian and Lepidus to form the Second Triumvirate. This political alliance would later collapse when Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium (31 B.C.). Shortly thereafter Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra committed suicide. In the 2nd century Roman Empire, Marcus Aurelius, considered a philosopher-king and symbolizing much of what was good about Roman civilization, was the last of the “Five Good Emperors”. The etymology or meaning behind Marcus is not entirely certain, but most likely it’s derieved from Mars, the Roman god of war. The name’s popularity among African-Americans starting in the 1970s was mainly influenced by the early 20th century Jamaican orator and pro-Black Nationalist, Marcus Garvey. Embellishments on the name would later take hold – such as Demarcus, Jamarcus and Lamarcus. Jamarcus is also often rendered as JaMarcus.

Popularity of the Name Jamarcus

Jamarcus was first used with enough frequency in the United States to land a position on America’s Top 1000 list in 1988. Because this name has almost exclusively been restricted to the Black community (about 15% of the total population), it has never seen a ton of popularity nationwide. Overall, however, the Marcus names have done quite well within the African-American community itself. JaMarcus Russell helped revive the name a little bit more recently when in 2007 he was the first overall pick in round one of the NFL draft. Unfortunately, 2009 is the last year we can find Jamarcus on the Top 1000 list which means he has retreated back into obscurity.
Popularity of the Boy Name Jamarcus
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Jamarcus

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Jamarcus

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Jamarcus

    Jamarcus We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Jamarcus.

  • Popular Songs on Jamarcus

    Popular Songs on Jamarcus

    Jamarcus - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Jamarcus.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Jamarcus

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Jamarcus

    Jamarcus - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Jamarcus.

  • Famous People Named Jamarcus

    Famous People Named Jamarcus

    Famous People Named Jamarcus - JaMarcus Russell (football player); Jamarkus McFarland (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Jamarcus

    Children of Famous People Named Jamarcus

    Famous People who Named Their Son Jamarcus - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Jamarcus.

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    Jamarcus - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Jamarcus.

Personality of the Boy Name Jamarcus

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Jamarcus

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