Meaning and Origin of: March

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Walk forth
  • Latin : Warlike; hammer; defender

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived on the border between two territories, especially in the Marches between England and Wales or England and Scotland, from Anglo-Norman French marche ‘boundary’ (of Germanic origin; compare Mark 2). In some cases, the surname may be a habitational name from March in Cambridgeshire, which was probably named from the locative case of Old English mearc ‘boundary’.
  • English : from a nickname or personal name for someone who was born or baptized in the month of March (Middle English, Old French march(e), Latin Martius (mensis), from the name of the god Mars) or who had some other special connection with the month, such as owing a feudal obligation then.
  • Catalan : from the personal name March, Catalan equivalent of Mark 1.