Even with that extra leap day in February, it feels crazy that March is already here! Especially if you鈥檙e a mama or papa-to-be and nearing your March due date. Still stuck for a name? Fortunately, March is full of holidays and symbols to help inspire some creative, seasonal baby names. We got the ball rolling, drawing inspiration from St. Patrick鈥檚 Day, Easter, the first day of spring聽and even more offbeat choices like March Madness and World Poetry Day!


March Baby Names for Boys

1. Devin: If your baby boy makes an appearance around March 21, give him this Irish name meaning 鈥減oet鈥 in honor of World Poetry Day.

2. Diaz: With Daylight Saving Time just around the corner, longer, brighter days are as well. Celebrate their return with this Spanish last-name-as-a-first-name.

3. Hooper: If you鈥檙e feeling a touch of March Madness coming on, this hoops-inspired name is a unique option that鈥檚 still not too out of the ordinary (its cousin Cooper is plenty popular, after all).

4. Leo: We were going to suggest this name due to the old March 鈥渋n like a lion, out like a lamb鈥 idiom, but let鈥檚 face it 鈥 now we鈥檙e just suggesting it because of Leo鈥檚 big win.

5. Marius: The month of March is named for Mars, God of War, but if you want to dub your boy with a less planetary-sounding name, try this Latin alternative.

6. Palmer: This is a great last-name-as-a-first-name for Palm Sunday babies, and it won鈥檛 be out of place in the classroom at all with all the Parkers, Archers and Sawyers out there.

7. Pascal: Pascal is simply the French word for Easter. You can also vary the spelling by going Spanish (Pasqual) or Cornish (Pascoe).

8. Patrick: Everyone鈥檚 favorite Irish celebration falls on March 17. Need we say more?

9. Rainn: March is always unpredictable when it comes to the weather, so if it ends up being a wet month, this is one way to put a positive spin on the rain. (This spelling is borrowed from The Office鈥檚 Rainn Wilson.)

10. Samson颅颅: And if you get lucky and have a sunshiny March instead? This Biblical name means 鈥渟un.鈥


March Baby Names for Girls

1. Ava: Spring is all about rebirth and new life, and so is this lovely name.

2. Blossom: Not gonna lie, this is a tough name to pull off if your aesthetic isn鈥檛 floppy hats and appliqu茅 flowers. But if Mayim Bialik can move past her 鈥90s TV show days, so can the name Blossom, which is perfectly suited for springtime babies.

3. Chloe: This Top 100 staple for girls is a great choice for your little lady, as it has the spring season written all over it 鈥 it means 鈥測oung, green shoot.鈥

4. Clover: Looking for a botanic-inspired name for a baby born in March? This four-leafed St. Patrick鈥檚 Day symbol is ideal, not to mention very lucky!

5. Edda: Pronounced similarly to Etta, this is a Norse name meaning 鈥減oetry.鈥

6. Marina: March鈥檚 birthstone is the aquamarine, and while it鈥檚 a totally gorgeous gem, it鈥檚 a little on the nose for a girl鈥檚 name. Try this aquatic alternative.

7. Narcissa: Daffodils are a telltale first sign of spring, but the name may be a little too鈥 daffy for a girl to grow up with. Consider the flower鈥檚 other name, narcissus (although Harry Potter fans may find it hard to disassociate from a certain Malfoy).

8. Poesy: If the pronunciation of this name is a little tricky (it has three syllables, just like its meaning, poetry), you can always opt for the flowery name Posey instead, which would also be perfect for spring.

9. Robin: Even if March is still snowy in your neck of the woods, you always know spring is coming by the appearance of these red-breasted birds.

10. Soleil: March is the light at the end of the dark, wintry tunnel, which is why this 鈥渟unny鈥 French name is a bright name for your baby.

What baby names remind you of the month of March? Tweet us your springtime favorites @BritandCo!

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