Marcella

August 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Feminine form of “Marcellus”, a Roman last name ultimately derived from Mars, the god of war.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Marcela, Marcelina, Marceline, Marcelle, Marcellette, Marcellina, Marcelline, Marcelyn, Marcie, Marcy, Marsaili, Zella, Zellie, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Marcella Herron, Ruth Jameson’s grandmother, “a gentle woman”, in The Harvester (1911) by Gene Stratton Porter.

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