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What does March mean?

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.


March has 2 variants: Marcio and Marzo.

For more on this name, 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 (#3135 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Marcus (#158 last year) is the only prominent alternative form of March (#unlisted). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.932%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.842%, down 9.7%). Marcus (#158) is the most chic name for newborns in this list, with this name going through a revival in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name March and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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.