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What does March mean?

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.


March has 2 variants: Marcio and Marzo.

Related boy name: Marcus.

March has 1 feminine form: Marcella.

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

(female) Marchi, Marma, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Marcus (#158 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 (#158, 51.4%). Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name March and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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.