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40 Fierce, Fresh, Beautiful Names For Your March Baby

Names inspired by a month on the cusp of seasons.

by Lindsay E. Mack and Jamie Kenney
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Representing the start of springtime and fresh beginnings, the month of March is a beautiful time to be born. In fact, there’s so much inspiration when choosing names for March babies, you'll never run out of ideas. We've rounded up some some of the coolest names inspired by this blustery, but magical month.

The first day of spring is celebrated around March 20, according to the Farmer's Almanac. (Fun fact: the start of spring is sometimes celebrated on March 21 or even the 19, because seasons don't have an even number of days.) This alone provides you with tons of inspiration — consider a name related to the blooming flowers associated with this season. Even if it's still technically pretty darn cold where you live, this time of year heralds the beauty and blossoms of warmer days ahead.

Or perhaps you want to draw inspiration from March’s most iconic holiday — St. Patrick's Day. Or you want to lean into your baby’s zodiac sign; there are two in March, Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) and Aries (March 21 to April 19). You could also go with the month’s birthstone (aquamarine), birth flowers (daffodil), or just focus on the fact that this is a month of winter and spring that comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.

No matter the reason, there are plenty of March baby names to choose from in this list below.



As the old saying goes, March "comes in like a lion,” and Ari is a Hebrew name meaning (you guessed it) “lion.”



The month may come in like a lion, but it goes out “like a lamb.” This Hawaiian name of Lahela means “lamb.” (Bonus points to anyone having twins in March and goes with an Ari/Lahela combo.)



Meaning "spring child,” the Japanese name Haruki is pretty much perfect for a March baby. Plus, your child gets to share a name with the writer Haruki Murakami, earning all the cool points.



For babies born after March 20, consider an Aries-inspired baby name. Aidan is an Irish name meaning “fiery one.”



Hailing from Ethopia, the name Darratu means “blooming flower,” a gorgeous take on a floral-inspired name.



If you want to use the zodiac for inspiration, then there's no shortage of Pisces-inspired names for babies born between February 19 and March 20. The baby name of Finn may be a little on the nose, but what better name can you find for a baby born under the sign of the fish.




Leon is a sweet French name and another that means “lion.”



Iris is a Greek name that means “rainbow.” It’s also the name of a gorgeous flower that can start blooming in late March.



The birth flower for March is the daffodil, a member of the Narcissus family of flowers. But since “Daffodil” doesn’t exactly roll tripplingly from the tongue, you could go with a type of daffodil known as a jonquil and use Jonquil as a March baby name.



One of the more random holidays in March is National Joe Day, which falls on the 27th. Honor the silliness of this March day with the baby name Joe.



Beautiful aquamarine is the birthstone for March. You could also choose a name inspired by this stone, such as Marina or Marie.



The Roman god of war Mars is the inspiration for the name of month of March. It’s also the planet that rules Aries, and Mars is a great baby name choice for people who are inspired by the movements of planets and stars.



Midori is the Japanese word for “green” and is also a not-uncommon girl’s name perfect for March babies.



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Celebrated every March 17, St. Patrick’s Day is a centuries-old holiday. Why not name your kid after the patron saint of Ireland himself with Patrick? (Fun fact: St. Patrick was actually Welsh and is associated with the color blue!)



This Greek name of Nyssa means “the beginning” and is a unique (and lovely) choice for your newborn. Because March may not be the beginning of the calendar year, but it’s the beginning of the new cycle of seasons.



Meaning “spring,” the Turkish name Pinar is a unique and a beautiful choice for your March baby.



A French name meaning “lamb,” Rachelle is another sweet choice for your March newborn. It's even more beautiful when spoken aloud.



RGB herself was born on March 15, 1933 . Why not name your own baby Ruth after this wildly influential Justice? This Hebrew name means “compassionate friend.”



Every year around March 21, the vernal (aka spring) equinox) marks the first day of spring. The name Verna means “springtime” — how much more perfect can you get?



Meaning “new and green,” the Czech name Zelenka is another perfect choice for a springtime baby.


Other Names For March Babies


Rahm (Sanskrit; “pleasing, lofty” and a nice nod to Aries, aka the ram)

Agnes (Latin; “lamb”)

Guido (Italian; “leader, guide”)

Winter (Because for as much as we look forward to spring in March, it’s also a winter month)

Lily (Any floral name works for this month, but water lilies are the flower associated with Pisces)

Ares (Greek; “throng of battle,” and the name of the god of war as well as a homophone of “Aries”)

Renata (Italian; “rebirth”)

Leo (Latin; “lion”)

Spring (Why not make this a name!?)

Eve (Hebrew; “life”)

Cedric (Welsh; “warlord,” a nice nod to Mars and the Aries tendency to be aggressive and leaders)

Kilenya (Miwok; “coughing fish,” a unique name choice for a Pisces girl)

Dagon (Hebrew; “little fish”)

Anahita (Persian; the name of a goddess associated with healing. Pisces are known for their healing skills)

Enkai (Japanese; “deep ocean waters,” perfect for a little water sign child born in early to mid March)

Seraphina (Hebrew; “fiery, burning,” perfect for a little fire sign born in late March)

Sahil (Hindi; “leader”)

Althea (Greek; “healer”)

Raidah (Arabic; “leader, pioneer”)

Asher (Hebrew; “hapiness,” but also a good nod to fire or ash trees)

Whatever name you choose for a baby born in March, it'll be the perfect one for your springtime child.

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