Marcel is a masculine given name that originated in France. It is derived from the Latin name Marcellus, which means “little warrior” or “young warrior.” Marcellus was a Roman family name that was popular during the ancient Roman times.

The name Marcel was first used in France during the medieval period and became popular during the 19th century. It was primarily used among the French-speaking countries, but it has also been adopted by other cultures and countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Notable people with the name Marcel include French author Marcel Proust, French footballer Marcel Desailly, and Belgian fashion designer Marcel Wanders.

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