Are you expecting a baby in March? If so, congratulations! Now comes the fun part of choosing your little one’s name. There are endless possibilities out there, and it can be overwhelming to sort through them all. But fear not – we have taken the guesswork out of finding the perfect March baby names for your bundle of joy!
March is a month of new beginnings and possibilities, which also applies to choosing the perfect name for your baby. With the arrival of spring comes an array of beautiful baby names inspired by nature and this season’s vibrant colors. From traditional favorites to fresh choices on the rise, these spring-inspired March baby names cover a wide range of styles perfect for any little baby coming into the world this season. Keep reading for our top picks that stand out for all the right reasons.
March Baby Names for Girls
Ione is a name from Greek mythology that belongs to a water nymph. Pronounced eye-OH-nee, Ione has some serious Greecian pedigree. The name means “violet flora,” making it one of our favorite March baby names inspired by nature.
Flora is a Roman goddess of spring and flowers who was eternally youthful. In the US, Flora fell from fashion in the 1970s, but it’s staged a comeback in recent years. This March baby name of Latin origin means “flower.”
Clover is an Old English name for a flower that means “key.” Clover is a perky choice associated with luck, thanks to the Irish and their affinity for four-leaved ones. This name has never made the US top 1000, but that could change in the coming years. Clover is a perfect nature-inspired March baby name with an Irish twist.
Cinnia, or Cynnia, was an Irish saint living in the 5th century. She was a princess of Ulster, the only daughter of Echu (or Echadius), a king in the land of Neil in Ireland. She converted to Christianity, but her father wanted her to marry, so Saint Patrick intervened on her behalf. She became a nun and converted many pagans to Christianity. Cinnia is an Irish name that means “beauty.” Pick an Irish appellation as a March baby name, and you won’t regret it!
Thallo, the Greek goddess of spring, buds, and blossoms, has an unquestionably less flowery name than her Roman counterpart, Flora. Thallo is one of the Horae in Greek mythology, goddesses associated with the cycle of life, transition, and the seasons. The name is pronounced THAH-low and wonderfully means “bringer of the blossoms.” Bringer of the blossoms! Who would not want that as a name?
Juniper is a lovely unisex name that has been trending for girls recently. In fact, it first made the top US 1000 names in 2011 and has been on the rise ever since. Juniper is the name of an evergreen shrub, but it also comes from a Latin root that means “young.” It’s one of the March baby names that deals with the theme of newness but is also botanical, making it a nature-themed option. A springtime double whammy!
The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother, Gaia, gives parents the opportunity to choose a storied nature name. Gaia, with its Greek origins, means “earth mother.” Pronounced GUY-ah, this name would be a distinctive option.
Renata is bigger than ever after it fell from use in the 1980s. We are pleased as punch that this regal name has returned! Renata has Latin origins and is very popular in Italy today. This name means “reborn,” making it an ideal March baby name that celebrates spring. In addition to sounding absolutely amazing, Renata also allows parents to use the fantastic nickname Ren.
In the ancient Hindu religion, Indra is the warrior god of sky and rain. Thus this name, with origins in Sanskrit and Hindu, means “having drops of rain.” We would love to hear this rare March baby name in the US much more often. Isn’t it stunning?
To be such a well-known flower, Tulip is unusual as a baby name. Unlike others in its class, this name has never landed in the US top 1000. The name derives from the Persian word dulband meaning “turban,” due to the distinctive shape of the flowers.
Tressa is a Cornish name that means “third.” Thanks to the month being the third one of the new year, we find it a most appropriate March baby name. Tressa was once mildly popular in the US, but that has not been the case for 50 years! It’s time to bring this name back!
Patricia is a name of Latin origin that means “noble.” The name peaked in the 1960s and has faded from favor ever since. We chose this appellation in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
We may never know why some Hebrew names take off and others don’t, but it’s about time for Aviva to get the praise it deserves! This March baby name with an A beginning and ending is full of life and energy – not to mention its meaning of “springlike,” “fresh,” or “dewy.” Parents, it’s time to start using this spring baby name.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month. That makes it an ideal March baby name that names both a stone and a blue-green color. Yes, it is rather long, but that should not stop you from choosing it. Aquamarine is a French name of Latin origin, and it can be a vehicle for the following nicknames: Marine, Mar, Marie, and Aqua.
Itzel has established itself as a top 1000 name for girls in the US thanks to parents honoring a Mayan mythological figure with the name who is known as “Rainbow Lady.” Primarily popular among Hispanic parents, this name has been popular for nearly 30 years in the US, and we would love that to continue!
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Daffodil has never been as popular as her cousins Lily, Rose, and Violet. We think this March baby name deserves more attention. After all, the daffodil flower is the birth flower for the month of March, and it is generally the first flower to bloom in early spring. Daffodil is a Dutch name from Greek that names the “asphodel” flower.
March Baby Names for Boys
Let’s kick off the March baby names for boys with a bang! Vasant is a name of Sanskrit origin that means “spring.” Though well-known in India and beyond, Vasant is still rare in the US today. Let’s introduce it!
Trey has been a popular given name in the US since the 1960s. It originated in English as a nickname for a third-given son. So, Theodore Bolton III would have been called Trey. Trey means “three.” As March is the third month of the year, it could be a fitting option.
The month of March is named for the Roman god of war, Mars. While you could use the name Mars, we think it will not be to every taste. The Latin name Marius shares the same root with Mars and means “warlike.” Marius is a popular choice in Europe today but has never been widely favored in the US. Other March baby names relating to Mars include Mark, Marcus, Marcel, Marco, and Martin.
As with Patricia for girls, Patrick is a perfect March baby name, thanks to St. Patrick’s Day. Patrick is a name of Latin origin that means “noble.” The name has declined recently, but it’s still firmly in the top 500 most popular names for boys.
Not just a name for the dude from The Matrix, Neo has Latin origins that mean “new.” While you will find this name more commonly in Europe, you do not encounter it often in the US. We love it! Neo can also be found outside of the Romance language in the Southern African language of Tswana. In that tradition, the name is given to both boys and girls and means “gift.”
The Neville Brothers need not be top of mind for parents considering spring names for baby boys that mean new. Neville is a French name that means “new town.” Surprisingly, this chic name has never been in the US top 1000. We think it has charm aplenty and would be an exceptional and unique moniker today.
Navin is a popular Hindi name found in abundance in India that has been gaining traction in the US in recent years. Though it has never been in the US top 1000, that will change in the coming years. This exceedingly handsome name means “new” or “novel,” making Navine the perfect sunny March baby name.
If you have not yet read Haruki Murakami’s masterpiece, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, do yourself a favor and check that out from the library the next time you are there. Haruki is a solid Japanese baby name for boys that can mean “spring child.” Most Japanese names’ meanings are derived from the kanji used to comprise them, and we love this variation especially well.
If you are expecting a March baby born between the first and the twentieth, consider honoring their astrological sign Pisces with a fish-themed name. Pike is an American name for a fish, and we think it’s a punchy and fun choice for a baby boy. We can’t let all the Mikes and Ikes of the world have all the fun!
For babies born March 20 through March 31, you could go with Aries to celebrate their sign. Aries is a name of Greek origin that means “ram.” Aries is technically a unisex name, but it’s going to more boys than girls. Aries first ranked in the top 1000 most popular names for boys in 2018, and it’s been improving ever since. We absolutely adore this March baby name.
Jarek is a name from Slavic tradition that is a shortened form of the many Jar-names like Jaroslaw. This name has a somewhat tricky pronunciation for many English speakers. Jarek is pronounced YAHR-ek. This beautiful appellation means “spring.” You will not encounter this March baby name often outside Poland, but we think it has plenty of potential for parents in the US.
A name you do not hear on many playgrounds today, Dalfon also has Hebrew origins, and this name means “raindrop.” Is there a more appropriate name for spring? This distinctive name has never scored favor among American parents, and we think it deserves some love!
Phoenix is a great gender-neutral option that is more popular today in the US than ever before! Phoenix if of Greek origin, meaning “dark red.” The phoenix symbolizes rebirth and immortality, making it a perfect choice for a baby boy born in March. We especially love the nickname Nix.
Jules is the French form of Julius (also a great option for a March baby name) with a root meaning “youthful.” The name is a popular choice for boys across Europe but has not ranked in the top 1000 in the US since the early 1960s. Please help bring this darling name back.
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Xavi is a diminutive form of Xavier, a Basque and Arabic name that means “new house” or “bright.” Both meanings make it a perfect March baby name. Xavi is a standalone name these days, and it ranked in the US top 1000 from 2010 to 2013. We see plenty of potential in this name and hope parents will continue choosing it for their sons.
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