May 24, 2015 § 3 Comments
From a Roman last name derived from Mars, the god of war.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Marc, Marcas, Marco, Marcos, Marek, Mark, Markie, Marko, Markos, Markus, Marky, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Marcus Jenks, a New York theatrical agent, in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (published in 1900; set 1889-1890s).
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