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Meaning and name origin

March \m(a)-rch, mar-ch\ as a boy's 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.

March has 2 variant forms: Marcio and Marzo.

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

There is 1 feminine form of March: Marcella.


March is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2938 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name March and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Marcus. (2015 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 also pronounced similarly to Marsh. Other suggested similar baby names are Larch, Marc, Marco, Marek, Marik, Mark, Marko, Marq, Mars, Marx and Merce. These names tend to be more commonly used than March.


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