The month of March is named after Mars, the God of War. This is probably because the Roman battle season began in spring. In Old English, March was called Hlyda, or Lide, meaning 'loud' referring to the loud March winds.
The actor Fredric March won two Best Actor Oscars, in 1932 and 1946. Born Frederick Bickel, he changed his name in a 1924 New Year's greeting to agents: "This is 1924, I won't be Bickel any more, Fredric March is now my name, Wishing everyone the same, Happy New Year."
The town of March in Cambridgeshire is so called not through any connection with the month of March but because it was once an island surrounded by marshes. A traditional walk by Cambridge students takes place this month each year from March back to the university. It is known as the March March march.