March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!
March names for babies take their inspiration from all over the style map. Names inspired by Pisces and Aries — the two zodiac signs for March — include those meaning purple or red, as well as names related to water or fire.
The first month of spring is a great time to have a baby, but if you’re still stuck for a name (and starting to panic), never fear! We’ve got you covered.
March baby names may also mark the month’s significant events: most notably Women’s History Month, which runs throughout March. Commemorative holidays in the US include Harriet Tubman Day (March 10) and Cesar Chavez Day (March 31). Ireland, Wales and Cornwall also celebrate their national days in March.
If you’re in need of name inspiration for a baby due this month, here is your definitive guide to finding the perfect March-inspired moniker.
Top March Baby Names
“In like a lion, out like a lamb” — or so the saying goes.
Popular March names for babies include one of the most appealing international names right now: Leo, meaning “lion”. But you might also want to look at our extensive list of baby names that mean lion for some intriguing alternatives, like Aslan or Leontine.
Irish baby names like Connor and Riley are perennially popular in the US, and would make a fitting choice for a child born around St Patrick’s Day (March 17). And Welsh names like Owen and Dylan have successfully crossed the pond, too — perfect for a St David’s Day baby (March 1).
Here are some of the most fashionable March baby names right now:
Women’s History Month provides a great opportunity to look to exceptional women of history for March girl name inspiration. Try Flannery (O’Connor), Gloria (Steinem) or Harriet (Tubman) — or check out our longlist of heroine baby names for more ideas.
Other stylish March names for girls include Agnes and Una, meaning “lamb”, as well as a variety of floral names belonging to spring blooms in the Pisces shades of purple and white, like Lilac, Primrose and Ione.
Below is a selection of the most appealing March baby names for girls:
Notable namesakes for March-born baby boys include Albert Einstein, Grover Cleveland, Ezra Jack Keats and Tennessee Williams. Or, in the spirit of Women’s History Month, why not honor another of history’s great women with your son’s name? Barrett (for Elizabeth Barrett Browning) would make a handsome choice — but there are lots of other great options, too.
Here are some of the best March baby names for boys:
If you’re looking for a truly unique baby name with a link to the month of March, international names with March-related meanings are a great place to start!
Other unique March baby names include Piran, the patron saint of Cornwall, whose feast day is celebrated on March 5. Endellion, meaning “fire”, and Kerensa, meaning “love”, are two more charming Cornish names which are hardly heard outside of their native region.
Browse more unique names for babies born this month, below — or find our full list of March baby names here.
Which are your favorite March names for babies? What would you name a baby boy or girl born today? Tell us below!
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