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What does March mean?

March Pronunciation of March [march] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of March is "borderland, frontier". In Italy, "le marche" was a territory between two ancient kingdoms. In England, the Marches of western England border Wales. "March" as in "walk" derives from a slightly different root. The name may also be used to signify the month of birth. Actor Frederic March.

Associated with: ancient (old), england.


March has 2 variants: Marcio and Marzo.

Related boy name: Marcus.

1 feminine form: Marcella.

Creative forms:
(male) Mirch, Morrch, ..

(female) Marma, Marmy, ..

Middle name pairings:
March Crosby (M.C.), ..

How popular is March?

March is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#3135 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Marcus (#168 last year) is the only prominent alternative form of March (outside Top 2000). This relation of March reached the apex of its popularity in the 1980s (#64) and is now significantly less common (#168, 54.3%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marcus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marcus outside U.S.

Similar Names

March is alike in pronunciation to Marsh. Other recommended names are Arch, Baruch, Birch, Burch, Darach, Larch, Mac, Mace, Mack, Macy, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Marcas, Marcel, Marco, Marcos, Marek, Mareo, Marik, Mario, Mark, Marko, Marly, Maro, Marom, Marq, Marr, Mars, Mart, Marti, Marty, Marve, Marx, Merce, Mitch, Mytch and Zach. These names tend to be more frequently used than March.

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