Marc - Meaning of Marc
[ 1 syll. mar(c), ma-rc ] The baby boy name Marc is pronounced MAERK in French †. Marc's language of origin is Latin, and it is used mainly in the English, French, Welsh, and German languages. The name was popularized in the 1960s in England by the rock singer Marc Bolan (1947-1977).
In addition, Marc is an English, French, and Welsh short form of Marcus (English, Scandinavian, French, and German).
Marc is also an English, French, and German variant spelling of Mark (English, Dutch, Russian, and Scandinavian).
A variant transcription of Marc is Marc-Antoine (French).
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Marc.
Marlon (English diminutive form) is another variant of Marc.
Marc is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. The name's popularity rose from the 1930s up to the 1970s. At the modest height of its usage in 1970, 0.264% of baby boys were given the name Marc. It ranked at #60 then. The baby name has since experienced a marked drop in popularity. In 2018, it ranked at #826 with a usage of only 0.014%, but it was nonetheless the 3rd most popular after Marcus and Mark, within all boy names in its group. Marcus was used 7 times more than Marc in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Marc: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Marc:
Business Personality Marc Rich, born 18 December 1934, Antwerp, Belgium.
Computer Scientist Marc Andreessen, born 9 July 1971, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Military Leader Marc Antony, born 83 B.C.30 B.C.
Singer Marc Bolan, born 30 September 1947 - 16 September 1977, Hackney, London, England.