20 Names for Babies Born in March

Names perfect for babies born in March.

March is a month of transitions, as we move from the dark days of winter into more daylight and the promise of spring! The air feels fresher and the hint of trees budding and flowers blooming is exciting, especially if you’ve been suffering through a chilly winter. If you are expecting a little one in March, you have an extra reason to be excited. Does your March baby still need a name? We’ve got 20 suggestions for baby names that perfectly capture those spring-y, often Irish-centric March vibes.

  • Daffodil: Daffodil means “yellow flower” in Old English. When you hear it, you can’t help but think of happy, sunny spring days.
  • Patrick: Every year on March 17th the world wears green and celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, the luckiest of holidays.  From the Latin for “nobleman,” Patrick is a perfect March baby name.
  • March: The name of the month originally derived its name from Mars, the Roman god of war and victory. Although typically used as a girl’s name, March could be used for either gender.
  • Bailey: Bailey is another name that can definitely be used for either gender. Old English in origin, Bailey is also the name of a favorite Irish liqueur and could be used as a nod to St. Patrick’s Day and the month of March as well.
  • Ireland: Ireland means “land of abundance” and, thanks again to St. Patrick’s Day, is another great name for a baby born in March. It’s more commonly bestowed upon baby girls, with 272 little ones named Ireland in 2015, according to the Social Security Administration.  
  • Jack: In the legend of St. Patrick, Patrick is enslaved in Ireland by pirates – perhaps by a guy named Jack? It seems like the perfect pirate name (yes, we’re fans of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies!).
  • Felicity: In March, we all like to think we have the luck of the Irish on our side. Felicity is a sweet baby girl name with Latin origins which means “good luck,” so it’s a great choice for a baby born this month!
  • Asher: Similar to the meaning of Felicity, the boy name Asher comes means “happy, blessed, lucky.” It stems from Hebrew.
  • Aslan: You’ve probably heard the saying that Spring “comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.” Take some inspiration from that aphorism with the name Aslan, the mighty lion in C.S. Lewis’ classic book The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe. The name, whose origin traces to Old Turk, appropriately means “lion.”
  • Lahela: If you’re due with a baby girl at the end of March, consider the lilting Lahela. The Hawaiian name means “lamb.”
  • Denver: Everyone will be wearing green in March, so why not pick a “green” name? Denver is Old English in origin and means “green valley.”  
  • Fern: While Denver is a gender-neutral choice, Fern is more commonly given to girls. Fern is English and means “a green plant that loves shade.”
  • Clover: The four-leaf clover is a symbol of luck for the Irish, so we can’t help thinking Clover is a perfect choice for a baby girl born in March. 
  • Chance: Another name that refers to luck, Chance is a cute name for a baby boy. It’s English in origin and means “good fortune.”  
  • Aqua: The aquamarine stone is the birthstone of March. Aqua is Latin in origin and means “water.”
  • Shannon: Historically Shannon was a boys’ name, but the Irish name has been oft used by parents of girls. The name of Ireland’s longest river, it means “wise.”
  • Liam: Another name with strong Irish (via Germany) heritage, the very popular boys‘ name Liam is short for William and means warrior and protector.  
  • Orla: Orla is another Irish girls’ name, albeit one heard less frequently in the U.S. than its more popular sisters Siobhan and Shannon. It means “golden princess.”
  • Clara: In March we celebrate National Women’s History Month and also Red Cross Month, so why not pick a name that honors Clara Barton, the influential woman who founded the Red Cross back in 1881? This Latin name means “clear or bright.”
  • Larry: If you are a math geek, you might appreciate this one! March 14th is officially “Pi Day,” celebrating the mathematical constant 3.14, which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. We celebrate Pi Day with plenty of pie puns and take the time to make people aware of just what 3.14 signifies. A man named Larry Shaw is credited with holding the first Pi Day celebration. Larry is English in origin and means “laurel crowned.”  

What do you think of our list? If you’re welcoming a baby in March, will you choose one of these names?