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MICHAL (2)   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else. Later, when David became king, he ordered her returned to him.
MICHAŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of MICHAEL.
MICHALA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of MICHAL (1).
MICHALINA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHALIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL.
MICHAYLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA.
MÍCHEÁL   m   Irish
Irish form of MICHAEL.
MÌCHEAL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of MICHAEL.
MICHEAL   m   English
Variant of MICHAEL.
MICHEIL   m   Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of MICHAEL.
MICHEL   m   French, German, Dutch
French form of MICHAEL. Michel de Notredame, also known as Nostradamus, was the 16th-century French astrologer who made predictions about future world events. This is also the German diminutive form of MICHAEL.
MICHELA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHELANGELA   f   Italian
Feminine form of MICHELANGELO.
MICHELANGELO   m   Italian, History
From Italian, meaning "MICHAEL angel", referring to the archangel Michael. The Renaissance painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, from Florence, was the man who created such great works of art as the statue of David and the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This name was also borne by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.
MICHÈLE   f   French
French feminine form of MICHEL.
MICHELE (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of MICHAEL.
MICHELE (2)   f   English
Variant of MICHELLE.
MICHELINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of MICHELE (1).
MICHELINE   f   French
French feminine diminutive of MICHEL.
MICHELLE   f   French, English, Dutch
French feminine form of MICHEL. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century.
MICHELYNE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of MICHELLE.
MICHI (1)   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
MICHI (2)   m & f   German
German diminutive of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHIEL   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MICHAEL.
MICHIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be comprised of other combinations of kanji.
MICHOL   f   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of MICHAL (2).
MIĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICK   m   English, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL.
MICKAËL   m   French
French variant form of MICHAEL.
MICKEY   m & f   English
Diminutive or feminine form of MICHAEL. This was the name that Walt Disney gave to Ub Iwerks' cartoon character Mickey Mouse, who was originally named Mortimer Mouse. Another famous bearer was the American baseball player Mickey Mantle (1931-1995).
MICKY   m   English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICTLANTECUHTLI   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "lord of Mictlan" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the skeletal ruler of Mictlan, the realm of the dead, with his wife Mictecacihuatl.
MIDAS   m   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek myth Midas was a king of Phrygia in Asia Minor. He was granted a wish by the god Dionysos - that everything he touch be turned to gold.
MIDGE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MADGE.
MIDHA   f   Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIDHAT   m   Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIDORI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (midori) meaning "green", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which have the same pronunciation.
MIECZYSŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
MIECZYSŁAWA   f   Polish
Feminine form of MIECZYSŁAW.
MIEKE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIELA   f   Esperanto
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
MIELIKKI   f   Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish mieli "mind, mood". This was the name of a Finnish goddess of forests and hunting. By some accounts she is the wife of the god Tapio.
MIEN   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of WILHELMINA.
MIEP   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIERVALDIS   m   Latvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".
MIES   f & m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA or BARTHOLOMEUS.
MIESZKO   m   Polish
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.
MIGLĖ   f   Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
MIGNON   f   Literature
Means "cute, darling" in French. This is the name of a character in Ambroise Thomas's opera 'Mignon' (1866), which was based on a novel by Goethe.
MIGUEL   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MICHAEL. A notable bearer of this name was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the Spanish novelist and poet who wrote 'Don Quixote'.
MIGUELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of MIGUEL.
MIGUELÁNGEL   m   Spanish
Spanish cognate of MICHELANGELO.
MIGUELITO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MI-GYEONG   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (gyeong) meaning "capitol city" or (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MIHA   m   Slovene
Short form of MIHAEL.
MIHAEL   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAELA   f   Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Romanian, Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIĤAELO   m   Esperanto
Original Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIHAI   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIHAIL   m   Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also a variant transcription of the Greek name MICHAIL.
MIHAILA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIHĂIȚĂ   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIHAJLO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHALIS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of MICHALIS.
MIHÁLY   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAMMAD   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD.
MIHANGEL   m   Welsh
Welsh name of the archangel Michael, formed from a contraction of MICHAEL and "angel".
MIHKEL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
MIHKKAL   m   Sami
Northern Sami form of MICHAEL.
MIHO (1)   m   Croatian
Short form of MIHAEL or MIHOVIL.
MIHO (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ho) meaning "grain". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIHOVIL   m   Croatian
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIIA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIA.
MIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIJO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MILAN or MIHOVIL.
MIKA (1)   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of MIKAEL.
MIKA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIKAEL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKAELA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIKAERE   m   Maori
Maori form of MICHAEL.
MIKAIL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MICHAEL.
MIKALA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MICHAEL.
MIKAYLA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MICHAELA.
MIKE   m   English
Short form of MICHAEL.
MIKEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MIĶELIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIKELO   m   Esperanto
Modern Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIKEY   m   English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIKHA'EL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAEL   m   Biblical Greek
Variant transcription of MICHAEL.
MIKHAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAH.
MIKHA'IL   m   Arabic
Arabic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAIL   m   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian form of MICHAEL, and a variant transcription of Bulgarian MIHAIL. This was the name of two Russian tsars. Other notable bearers include the poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).
MIKHAILA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mikhail.
MIKHAILO   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of MYKHAILO.
MIKHAILU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAL   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHAYHU   m & f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIKHEIL   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MICHAEL.
MIKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIKITA   m   Belarusian
Belarusian form of NIKETAS.
MIKKEL   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MICHAEL. It can also derive from the Scandinavian root mikill meaning "enormous".
MIKKELINE   f   Danish
Danish feminine form of MIKKEL.
MIKKI   f   English
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MIKKJAL   m   Faroese
Faroese form of MICHAEL.
MIKKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKLAVŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
MIKLÓS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of NICHOLAS.
MIKOŁAJ   m   Polish
Polish form of NICHOLAS.
MIKOLÁŠ   m   Czech
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MIKSA   m   Hungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MIKU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ku) meaning "sky" or (ku) meaning "long time". It can also come from a nanori reading of 未来 (mirai) meaning "future". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
MIKULA   m   Czech (Rare)
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MIKULÁŠ   m   Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MI-KYUNG   f   Korean
Variant transcription of MI-GYEONG.
MILA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILADA   f   Czech
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear". It has become associated with Czech mladý "young".
MILAGROS   f   Spanish
Means "miracles" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Milagros, which means "Our Lady of Miracles".
MILÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MILAN.
MILAN   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Dutch
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.
MILANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Russian, Czech
Variant of MILENA.
MILANKA   f   Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILBURGA   f   History
Derived from the Old English elements milde "gentle" and burg "fortress". Saint Milburga, the sister of Saint Mildred, was a daughter of a 7th-century Mercian king. She was supposedly in possession of magical powers.
MILBURN   m   English
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "mill stream" in Old English.
MILDA   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
MILDBURG   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of MILBURGA.
MILDGYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English name derived from the elements milde "gentle" and gyð "battle". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, the sister of Saint Mildred.
MILDRED   f   English
From the Old English name Mildþryð meaning "gentle strength", derived from the elements milde "gentle" and þryð "strength". Saint Mildred was a 7th-century abbess, the daughter of the Kentish princess Saint Ermenburga. After the Norman conquest this name became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
MILDÞRYÐ   f   Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of MILDRED.
MILE   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILEN   m   Bulgarian
Variant of MILAN.
MILÉNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MILENA.
MILENA   f   Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Italian
Feminine form of MILAN. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MILENKO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
MILES   m   English
From the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. The meaning is not known for certain. It is possibly connected to the Slavic name element milu meaning "gracious". From an early date it was associated with Latin miles "soldier".
MILEY   f   English (Modern)
In the case of actress and singer Miley Cyrus (1992-), it is a shortened form of the nickname Smiley, given to her by her father because she often smiled. Although it was not at all common before she brought it to public attention, there are some examples of its use before her time, most likely as a diminutive of MILES.
MILFORD   m   English
From an English surname which was originally derived from various place names all meaning "ford by a mill" in Old English.
MILICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious". It was originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILITSA   f   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILICA.
MILIVOJ   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILJANA   f   Serbian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILJENKO   m   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
MILKA (1)   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKA (2)   f   Biblical
Means "queen" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to both the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Zelophehad.
MILKO   m   Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLARAY   f   Native American, Mapuche
Means "golden flower" in Mapuche.
MILLARD   m   English
From an occupational English surname which meant "guardian of the mill" in Old English.
MILLICENT   f   English
From the Germanic name Amalasuintha, composed of the elements amal "work, labour" and swinth "strong". Amalasuintha was a 6th-century queen of the Ostrogoths. The Normans introduced this name to England in the form Melisent or Melisende. Melisende was a 12th-century queen of Jerusalem, the daughter of Baldwin II.
MILLIE   f   English
Diminutive of MILDRED, MILLICENT and other names containing the same sound.
MILLY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
MILO   m   English, Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MILES, as well as the Latinized form. This form of the name was used in official documents during the Middle Ages, and it has been used independently since the 19th century.
MILODRAG   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of MIODRAG.
MIŁOGOST   m   Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and gosti "guest".
MILOGOST   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MIŁOGOST.
MILOJE   m   Serbian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILOJICA   m   Serbian
Diminutive of MILOJE.
MILORAD   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and rad "happy, willing".
MILOŠ   m   Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian hero who apparently killed the Ottoman sultan Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo.
MILOSH   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILOŠ.
MILOSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MILOSLAVA   f   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of MILOSLAV.
MIŁOSŁAW   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish cognate of MILOSLAV.
MIŁOSZ   m   Polish
Polish cognate of MILOŠ.
MILOVAN   m   Serbian
From Serbian миловати (milovati) meaning "to caress".
MILTIADES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μιλτος (miltos) meaning "red earth" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of the general who led the Greek forces to victory against the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.
MILTON   m   English
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "mill town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was John Milton (1608-1674), the poet who wrote 'Paradise Lost'.
MIMI   f   English, Italian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with M.
MIMMI   f   Swedish, Finnish
Diminutive of VILHELMINA or VILHELMIINA.
MIN   m & f   Chinese, Korean
From (mǐn) meaning "quick, clever, sharp", (mín) meaning "people, citizens", or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters which are pronounced similarly.
MINA (1)   f   English, Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of WILHELMINA and other names ending in mina. This was the name of a character in the novel 'Dracula' (1897) by Bram Stoker.
MINA (2)   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Ushas as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
MINAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (na), a phonetic character, and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MINAKSHI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
MINALI   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "fish catcher" in Sanskrit.
MINATO   m & f   Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (minato) meaning "harbour", as well as other combinations of kanji having the same pronunciation.
MINDAUGAS   m   Lithuanian
Probably means either "much wisdom" or "much fame" in Lithuanian. This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Lithuania.
MINDY   f   English
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MINERVA   f   Roman Mythology, English
Possibly derived from Latin mens meaning "intellect", but more likely of Etruscan origin. Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, approximately equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since after the Renaissance.
MING   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (míng) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (míng) meaning "inscribe, engrave", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MINH   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).
MIN-JI   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MIN-JUN   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINKE   m & f   Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MINNIE   f   English
Diminutive of WILHELMINA.
MINODORA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of MENODORA.
MINOO   f   Persian
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
MINORU   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (minoru) meaning "to bear fruit", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
MINOS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly from a Cretan word or title meaning "king". This was the name of a king of Crete in Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and Europa. Because Minos had refused to sacrifice a certain bull to Poseidon, the god had caused his wife Pasiphaë to mate with the bull, which produced the half-bull creature called the Minotaur. Minos had Daedalus construct the Labyrinth to house the beast, but it was eventually slain by Theseus.
MIN-SEO   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (seo) meaning "slowly, calmly, composed, dignified" or (seo) meaning "series, sequence". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
MIN-SU   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINTA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of ARAMINTA.
MINTTU   f   Finnish
Means "mint" in Finnish.
MINTXO   m   Basque
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
MINTY   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of ARAMINTA.
MINU   f   Persian
Variant transcription of MINOO.
MIO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (o) meaning "cherry blossom" or (o) meaning "thread". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MIODRAG   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbo-Croatian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with dragu meaning "precious".
MIQUEL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MICHAEL.
MIRA (1)   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Means "sea, ocean" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 16th-century Indian princess who devoted her life to the god Krishna.
MIRA (2)   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRABELLA   f   Italian
Latinate form of MIRABELLE.
MIRABELLE   f   French (Rare), English (Rare)
Derived from Latin mirabilis "wonderful". This name was coined during the Middle Ages, though it eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
MİRAÇ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MIRAJ.
MIRACLE   f   English (Modern)
From the English word miracle for an extraordinary event, ultimately deriving from Latin miraculum "wonder, marvel".
MIRAJ   m   Arabic
Means "place of ascent" in Arabic.
MIRAN   m   Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRANDA   f   English, Dutch
Derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful". The name was created by Shakespeare for the heroine in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), about a father and daughter stranded on an island. It did not become a common English given name until the 20th century. This is also the name of one of the moons of Uranus, named after the Shakespearian character.
MIRCEA   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MIRCHE. This name was borne by a 14th-century ruler of Wallachia.
MIRCHE   m   Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIREIA   f   Catalan, Spanish
Catalan form of Mirèio (see MIREILLE).
MIREILLE   f   French
From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem 'Mirèio' (1859). He probably derived it from the Occitan word mirar meaning "to admire".
MIRÈIO   f   Occitan
Original Occitan form of MIREILLE.
MIREK   m   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRELA   f   Romanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian form of MIREILLE.
MIRELE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MIRIAM.
MIRELLA   f   Italian
Italian form of MIREILLE.
MIREMBE   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "peace" in Luganda.
MIREN   f   Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
MIREYA   f   Spanish
Variant of MIREIA.
MIRIAM   f   Hebrew, English, German, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
MIRICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of MIRELA or names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIRINDA   f   Esperanto
Means "wonderful" in Esperanto.
MIRJA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRJAMI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Possibly a form of MIRIAM.
MIRKO   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MIRNA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Means "peaceful" in Serbian and Croatian.
MIRO   m   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MIROSLAV.
MIRON (1)   m   Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MIRON (2)   m   Hebrew
From the name of the highest mountain in Israel, Mount Meron. It is also the name of a village on its slopes, thought to be on the same site as the ancient Canaanite city of Merom.
MIROSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MIROSŁAW   m   Polish
Polish form of MIROSLAV.
MIROSŁAWA   f   Polish
Feminine form of MIROSŁAW.
MIRSAD   m   Bosnian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Arabic meaning "watchtower" or Persian meaning "ambush".
MIRSADA   f   Bosnian
Feminine form of MIRSAD.
MIRTA   f   Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MIRTE   f   Dutch
Variant of MYRTHE.
MIRTHE   f   Dutch
Variant of MYRTHE.
MIRUNA   f   Romanian
Possibly derived from the Slavic word mir meaning "peace".
MIRZA   m   Persian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) "offspring".
MÍŠA   f   Czech
Diminutive of MICHAELA.
MIŠA   m & f   Serbian, Slovene
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine.
MISAKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (saki) meaning "blossom". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji as well.
MISHA   m   Russian
Russian diminutive of MIKHAIL.
MISHO   m   Georgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.
MISI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of MIHÁLY.
MIS'ID   m   Arabic
Variant of MUS'AD.
MISKA   m   Hungarian, Finnish
Diminutive of MIHÁLY or MIKAEL.
MIŠKO   m   Serbian
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MISLAV   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element mysli "thought" or moji "my" combined with slava "glory". This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav.
MISSIE   f   English
Diminutive of MELISSA.
MISSY   f   English
Diminutive of MELISSA. This is also a slang term meaning "young woman".
MISTI   f   English
Variant of MISTY.
MISTY   f   English
From the English word misty, ultimately derived from Old English. The jazz song 'Misty' (1954) by Erroll Garner may have helped popularize the name.
MI-SUK   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.
MITCH   m   English
Short form of MITCHELL.
MITCHELL   m   English
From a surname, itself derived from the given name MICHAEL.
MİTHAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MIDHAT.
MITHRA   m   Persian Mythology
Derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, alliance, friend". In Persian mythology he was a god of light and friendship, the son of the supreme god Ahura Mazda. Worship of him eventually spread outside of Persia, where it was known as Mithraism.
MITHRADATHA   m   Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of MITHRIDATES.
MITHRIDATES   m   Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Greek form of the Old Persian name Mithradatha meaning "gift of MITHRA". This was the name (in Greek) of several Parthian kings.
MITICĂ   m   Romanian
Diminutive of DUMITRU. This is the name of a character in early 20th-century stories by the Romanian author Ion Luca Caragiale.
MITJA   m   Slovene
Slovene form of MITYA.
MITRA (1)   m & f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of MITHRA. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
MITRA (2)   f   Persian
Modern variant of MITHRA used as a feminine name. The true Modern Persian form of Mithra is in fact Mehr.
MITRE   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of DIMITAR.
MITRODORA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of METRODORA.
MITROFAN   m   Russian
Russian form of METROPHANES.
MITSUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mitsu) meaning "light" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MITUL   m   Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
MITXEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MITYA   m   Russian
Diminutive of DMITRIY or MITROFAN.
MITZI   f   German
German diminutive of MARIA.
MIU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (u) meaning "feather". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIYAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (ya) meaning "night" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji as well.
MIYU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth" combined with (yu) meaning "gentleness, superiority" or (yu) meaning "tie, bind" or (yu) meaning "evening". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIZUKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mizu) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (ki) meaning "hope", besides other kanji combinations.
MLADEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
MLADENKA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of MLADEN.
MNASON   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.
MNEME   f   Greek Mythology
Means "memory" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of memory.
MNEMOSYNE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "remembrance" in Greek. In Greek mythology Mnemosyne was a Titan goddess of memory. She was the mother by Zeus of the nine Muses.
MO   f & m   English
Short form of MAUREEN, MAURICE, MORRIS, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOA   f   Swedish
Possibly derived from Swedish moder meaning "mother". This was the pen name of the Swedish author Moa Martinson (real name Helga Maria Martinson).
MOAB   m   Biblical
Means "of his father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Lot. He was the ancestor of the Moabites, a people who lived in the region called Moab to the east of Israel.
MOANA   f & m   Maori, Hawaiian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MOCHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish moch "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MODEST   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTINE   f   French
French diminutive of MODESTUS.
MODESTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
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