Meaning and Name Origin
March \m(a)-rch, mar-ch\ 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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Marcus.
March has 1 feminine form: Marcella.
March is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2938 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name March and corresponding names. The only prominent alternative form of March (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Marcus (#158 last year). This boy name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1980-1989 and is now significantly less popular. Marcus (#158) is the most chic name for newborns in this list, with this name going through a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
March is alike in pronunciation to Marsh. Other recommended similar baby names are Larch, Marc▼, Marco▲, Marek, Marik, Mark, Marko, Marq, Mars, Marx and Merce. These names tend to be more frequently used than March.