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God of War, male, virile
Characteristics of Marcos
Etymology & Historical Origin - Marcos
Marcos is the Spanish and Portuguese equivalent to the ancient Roman male name Marcus. The English typically use Mark and the Spanish/Portuguese generally use Marcos, while Marco is more closely associated with the Italians. Marcus originated as one of the oldest of Roman forenames. In fact, at the time of antiquity and the classical era, Marcus was one of only a dozen or so given names used for boys. 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 etymological origin of the name is not certain. It likely comes from one of two places. The first is Mars, the Roman god of war. The second is from the Latin adjective “mas” meaning ‘male, virile’ which connects nicely with Mars. Either way, this name is all “boy”. Marcos is currently a high-ranking name in Spain and Catalonia.
Popularity of the Name Marcos
Marcos has been on the American male naming charts since 1921 but didn’t show any real marked improvement in usage until the 1960s. As the latter half of the 20th century got under way, the name Marcos grew in popularity. This increased usage of the name closely mirrored the growing Hispanic population in the United States. The name reached the height of his popularity in the 1990s, but since we’ve entered the 21st century, Marcos has been on a slow decline. This is a typical pattern among Spanish-specific names. As 2nd and 3rd generation Hispanics and Latinos assimilate into American society and culture they are turning away from their traditional Spanish naming conventions and instead following the current trends of the country at large. Still, whatever name is used for the Marcus family of names: Mark, Marc, Marco, Marcos – these are all sourced from one of the oldest most classical names of antiquity. They are all confident sounding names that suggest virility and strength.
Popularity of the Boy Name Marcos
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Marcos
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Marcos
Marcos We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Marcos.
Popular Songs on Marcos
Marcos - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Marcos.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Marcos
Marcos Counts: One, Two, Three (Tomie dePaola) - Join Marcos, the adopted little brother of twins Morgie and Moffie, as he learns his colors and numbers. Moffie teaches Marcos to count from one ball to ten flowers for Mama in English, and Marcos repeats the numbers in Spanish-one ball is "uno"; two shoes are "dos." Morgie teaches Marcos colors, ending in a beautiful rainbow, and Marcos repeats them in Spanish-a red tomato is "rojo"; the blue sky is "azul." These simple, colorful board books are a fun way to explore basic concepts and learn elementary Spanish at the same time. Recommended for ages baby to preschool.
Children of Famous People Named Marcos
Famous People Who Named Their Son Marcos - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Marcos.
Marcos - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Marcos - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Marcos.
Personality of the Boy Name Marcos
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Marcos