March name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun March
The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

Etymology: L. Martius mensis Mars'month fr. Martius belonging to Mars, the god of war: cf. F. mars. Cf. Martial

noun March
A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales.

Etymology: OE. marche, F. marche; of German origin; cf. OHG. marcha, G. mark, akin to OS. marka, AS. mearc, Goth. marka, L. margo edge, border, margin, and possibly to E. mark a sign. √106. Cf. Margin Margrave Marque Marquis

verb March
To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side.

Etymology: Cf. OF. marchir. See 2d March

verb March
  1. To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.
  2. To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.

Etymology: F. marcher, in OF. also, to tread, prob. fr. L. marcus hammer. Cf. Mortar

verb March
To cause to move with regular steps in the manner of a soldier; to cause to move in military array, or in a body, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner; to cause to go by peremptory command, or by force.
noun March
  1. The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops."These troops came to the army harassed with a long and wearisome march." [Bacon.]
  2. Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement; as, the march of time."With solemn march Goes slow and stately by them." [Shak.]"This happens merely because men will not bide their time, but will insist on precipitating the march of affairs." [Buckle.]
  3. The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
  4. A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form."The drums presently striking up a march." [Knolles.]

Etymology: F. marche

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A steady advance ("the march of science" and "the march of time")
  2. The act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind) ("it was a long march" and "we heard the sound of marching")
  3. A degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture
  4. Genre of music written for marching ("Sousa wrote the best marches")
  5. A procession of people walking together ("the march went up Fifth Avenue")
  6. District consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area ("the Welsh marches between England and Wales")
  7. The month following February and preceding April
  8. Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary ("England marches with Scotland")
  9. Walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride ("He marched into the classroom and announced the exam" and "The soldiers marched across the border")
  10. Walk ostentatiously
  11. March in a procession
  12. Force to march ("The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria")
  13. Cause to march or go at a marching pace ("They marched the mules into the desert")
  14. March in protest; take part in a demonstration

From Middle English March, Marche, borrowed from Anglo-Norman marche, from Old French marz, from Latin mārtius (“month of the god Mars”), from earlier Mavors.

  1. The third month of the Gregorian calendar, following February and preceding April. Abbreviation: or
  2. A surname​ for someone born in March, or for someone living near a boundary (marche).
  3. (uncommon) A male given name from English.
  4. A market town in Cambridgeshire, England.

March was also found in the following language(s): Middle English

Notable Persons Named March

Notable Persons Named March

March Hare

March Hare is a cook (profession). March is also known as Haigha and March Hare.

March Fong Eu

March Fong Eu is a Secretary of State of California and United States Ambassador to Micronesia. March was born on March 29th, 1922 in Oakdale, California.

March Tian Boedihardjo

March was born in 1998 in Hong Kong.

March Laumer

March was born on August 17th, 1923. He left this life on January 12th, 2000.


March was born in 1370.

March Avery

March was born on October 12th, 1932.


Notable Persons With the Last Name March

Notable Persons With the Last Name March

Stephanie March

Stephanie March is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Stephanie was given the name Stephanie Caroline March on July 23rd, 1974 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Fredric March

Fredric March was an actor. His career lasted from 1921 to 1973. Fredric was given the name Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel on August 31st, 1897 in Racine, Wisconsin. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 1975.

Jane March

Jane March is an actress. She has been prominent since 1992. Jane was given the name Jane March Horwood on March 20th, 1973 in Edgware, London, England.

Peggy March

Peggy March is a pop music singing. She plays Human voice. She was most active from 1962 to present. Peggy was given the name Margaret Annemarie Battavio on March 8th, 1948. Peggy is also known as Little Peggy March.

April March

April March is an indie pop musician. She has been prominent since 1994. April was given the name Elinor Blake on April 20th, 1965 in New York City.

Zosia March

Zosia March is a foundation programme.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity March U.S.
  White 77.95% 64.26%
  African American 16.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name March

People with the last name March are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name March

  • How Popular is the name March? March is the 24,814th most popular name of all time. As a last name March was the 3,344th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name March have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 248 babies born with the first name March in the United States. That's more than enough people named March to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named March? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was March first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name March is Sunday, October 12th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named March born? The highest recorded use of the first name March was in 1917 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name March: The name spelled backwards is Hcram. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Hacmr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name March? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,719 people with the last name March.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of March? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have March as their last name.
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