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March Baby Names Let The Sunshine In!

March 2, 2020 Emma Waterhouse
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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.

Spring baby names include a wealth of fresh nature-inspired options, including floral names for both sexes, names meaning green, and those which symbolize new beginnings.

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).

Other top March names honor notable figures born in March, like James Madison, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Vincent Van Gogh.

Here are some of the most fashionable March baby names right now:

Ada
Aidan
Chloe
Connor
Finn
David
Dylan
Emmeline
Josephine
Madison
Leo
Lila
Owen
Patrick
Riley
Ruby
Ruth
Theodore
Vincent
Violet

March Girl Names 

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:

Agnes
Bonnie
Carys
Elowen
Enya
Flannery
Gloria
Harriet
Hestia
Ione
Ireland
Lilac
Leonie
Marina
Nahla
Primrose
Ramona
Saoirse
Simone
Una

March Boy Names 

The month of March gets its name from Mars, the Roman god of war. So warrior names like Evander join fiery names like Blaze, Ignatius and Phoenix among the most fittingly fierce March names for boys.

Gentler options include boy names with watery meanings, like Fisher and Ren, and lesser-used Welsh and Irish imports, like Emrys and Oran.

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:

Albert
Ariel
Barrett
Blaze
Cesar
Emrys
Evander
Fisher
Flynn
Grover
Ignatius
Indigo
Keats
Leander
Mars
Oran
Pascal
Phoenix
Ren
Tennessee

Unique March Baby Names 

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!

Try Araluen or Esca for unique names relating to water, Crimson or Roux for unusual names meaning red, or how about Jonquil (for either sex) as a nod to the March birth flower, the daffodil?

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.

Araluen
Aries
Bach
Crimson
Endellion
Esca
Fiadh
Haruko
Ianthe
Jonquil
Kerensa
Marius
Ngaio
Nixie
Oisin
Piran
Porfiry
Roux
Tanwen
Viridian

Which are your favorite March names for babies? What would you name a baby boy or girl born today? Tell us below!

About the author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse — better known as @katinka around these parts — joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from where to find a cool vintage boy name to why some names become popular memes. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active Forums community ticking. A linguist by background, Emma speaks six languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and three young children. You can reach her at emma@nameberry.com.

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