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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.


Variations

March has 2 variants: Marcio and Marzo.

For more information, see also the related boy name Marcus.

March has 1 feminine form: Marcella.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 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 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.

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