The origin of the name Marcus is Greek


This is how Marcus is written in Greek

Μᾶρκος = Markos


The  biblical meaning of the name Marcus is a defense.


Marcus was the author of the Gospel of Mark. Marcus was his Latin surname, his Jewish name was John


The name Marcus appears in the bible in the following verses:

Acts 12:12 KJV
And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying.

Acts 12:25 KJV
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

Acts 15:37 KJV
And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

Acts 15:39 KJV
And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

Colossians 4:10 KJV
Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister’s son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)

2 Timothy 4:11 KJV
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

Philemon 1:24 KJV
Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

1 Peter 5:13 KJV
The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.