The Most Popular Names For Babies Born In March Has Been Revealed
Picking a baby name isn’t the easiest decision to make, so here’s some inspiration to help you along the way.
You have to hand it to celebrities: when it comes to baby names, they don’t shy away from creativity. Your favourite Hollywood stars have gifted us such names as Apple, Huckleberry, and even Diva Muffin (no, really). While we can’t necessarily say they serve to influence our own decisions when it comes to naming our offspring, it does make the case that picking a baby name is a challenging predicament. Get it right and it’s a lifetime of happiness that awaits the child. Get it wrong though, and who knows the brutal taunting that your child could face in their youth.
If you were looking for some inspiration though, you’ve arrived at the right spot. Data from the Office for national Statistics (ONS), which gathered all the names given to babies born in England and Wales in recent years, has revealed the most popular names that emerge at this time of year. Keep in mind that in the UK, March marks a seasonal shift. It signals the farewell of gloomy winter days and the greeting of spring, of more daylight and flowers about to bloom. Not surprisingly, it’s this feeling that seems captured by the popular baby names making their way to the top of the list for March.
So, just what are the names?
For boys, the top March baby names are:
For girls, the top baby names were the following:
If the above didn’t quick tickle your fancy, you can always go down the line of a theme and March isn’t lacking when it comes to spring-themed baby names.
Marina (after March’s birthstone, aquamarine)
Daphne (after March’s birth flower, the daffodil)
Buddy (in reference to the first flower buds of spring)
Blossom (because it arrives in March)
Chloe (meaning ‘blooming’ or ‘green shoot’)
Patrick (in celebration of St Patrick’s Day on 17 March)
Alina (meaning ‘light’ in Greek)
Aurorara (meaning ‘dawn’ in Latin, as in the dawn of spring)
Eleanor (Gaelic for ‘light’)
Thea (the Greek goddess of light)
Kiran (meaning ‘beam of light’ in Hindi)
Attwell (meaning ‘lives by the spring’)
Rose (after the Guelder rose that blooms in March in the UK)
Lily (after the Lily of the valley flower that blooms in March in the UK)
Iris (another flower that blooms in March here)
Mars (March in French)
Trey (meaning ‘three’, in reference to March being third month of the year)