Feminine Names

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MARZANNA (2)   f   Slavic Mythology
Polish form of MORANA.
MARZENA   f   Polish
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of MARIA or MAŁGORZATA.
MARZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of MARCIA.
MÁŠA   f   Czech
Czech form of MASHA.
MAŠA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MASHA.
MASAMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (masa) meaning "become" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". This name can also be comprised of different combinations of kanji.
MASEGO   f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "blessings" in Tswana.
MASHA   f   Russian
Russian diminutive of MARIYA.
MASOUMEH   f   Persian
Persian form of MASUMA.
MASOZI   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
MASUMA   f   Arabic
Means "innocent" in Arabic. After her death, this name was applied to Fatima, a daughter of the 9th-century Shia imam Musa al-Kadhim.
MASUYO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (masu) meaning "profit, benefit" and (yo) meaning "world". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MATEA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of MATEO.
MATEJA (1)   f   Slovene, Croatian
Feminine form of MATEJ.
MATIJA   m & f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. It is occasionally used as a feminine name.
MATILD   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MATILDA.
MATILDA   f   English, Swedish, Finnish
From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle". Saint Matilda was the wife of the 10th-century German king Henry I the Fowler. The name was common in many branches of European royalty in the Middle Ages. It was brought to England by the Normans, being borne by the wife of William the Conqueror himself. Another notable royal by this name was a 12th-century daughter of Henry I of England, known as the Empress Matilda because of her first marriage to the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V. She later invaded England, laying the foundations for the reign of her son Henry II.... [more]
MATILDE   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of MATILDA.
MATLEENA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MAGDALENE.
MATRONA   f   Russian, Late Roman
Means "lady" in Late Latin. This was the name of three early saints.
MATRYONA   f   Russian
Variant of MATRONA.
MATTEA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of MATTHEW.
MATTIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of MATILDA or MATTHEW.
MATTY (2)   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
MATYLDA   f   Czech, Polish
Czech and Polish form of MATILDA.
MAUD   f   English, Dutch
Usual medieval form of MATILDA. Though it became rare after the 14th century, it was revived and once more grew popular in the 19th century, perhaps due to Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'Maud' (1855).
MAUDE   f   English
Variant of MAUD.
MAUDIE   f   English
Diminutive of MAUD.
MAUI   m & f   Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Hawaiian mythology Māui was a trickster who created the Hawaiian Islands by having his brothers fish them out of the sea. He was also responsible for binding the sun and slowing its movement.
MAURA (1)   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MAURUS.
MAURA (2)   f   Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It has also been associated with Gaelic mór meaning "great". This was the name of an obscure 5th-century Irish or Scottish martyr.
MAUREEN   f   Irish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRÍN.
MAURENE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MAUREEN.
MAURINE   f   English, Irish
Variant of MAUREEN.
MAVE   f   Irish
Variant of MAEVE.
MAVIS   f   English
From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, ultimately derived from Old French. It was first used as a given name by the British author Marie Corelli, who used it for a character in her novel 'The Sorrows of Satan' (1895).
MAVOURNEEN   f   Irish
Derived from the Irish phrase mo mhúirnín meaning "my darling".
MAVUTO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "troubles, problems" in Chewa.
MAWAR   f   Indonesian, Malay
Means "rose" in Malay and Indonesian.
MAXENE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MAXINE.
MÁXIMA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMILIANA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MAXIMILIANUS.
MAXIMILIANE   f   German
German feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILIENNE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXINE   f   English
Feminine form of MAX. It has been commonly used only since the beginning of the 20th century.
MAY   f   English
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
MAYA (1)   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "illusion" in Sanskrit. In Buddhist tradition this is the name of the mother of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
MAYA (2)   f   English
Variant of MAIA (1). This name can also be given in reference to the Maya peoples, a Native American culture who built a great civilization in southern Mexico and Latin America.
MAYA (3)   f   Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew מַיִם (mayim) "water".
MAYAMIKO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
MAYBELLE   f   English
Variant of MABEL.
MAYBELLINE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of MABEL.
MAYESO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "test (from God)" in Chewa.
MAYLIS   f   French
From the name of a town in southern France, possibly derived from Occitan mair "mother" and French lys "lily". It is also sometimes considered a combination of MARIE and lys.
MAYME   f   English
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MAYTAL   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MEITAL.
MAYTE   f   Spanish
Variant of MAITE (1).
MAYU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (ma) meaning "full" combined with (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yu) meaning "evening". This name can also be constructed from other kanji combinations.
MBALI   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "flower" in Zulu.
MCHUMBA   f   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
MCKAYLA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MICHAELA.
MCKENNA   f   English (Modern)
From the Gaelic surname Mac Cionaodha, which means "son of CIONAODH".
MÉABH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of MEDB.
MEADE   m & f   English (Rare)
From an English surname which indicated one who lived on a meadow (from Middle English mede) or one who sold or made mead (an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey; from Old English meodu).
MEADHBH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of MEDB.
MEADOW   f   English (Modern)
From the English word meadow, ultimately from Old English mædwe.
MEAGAN   f   English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEAGHAN   f   English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEAVE   f   Irish
Variant of MAEVE.
MECHTELD   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MATILDA.
MECHTHILD   f   German
German variant of MATHILDE.
MECHTILDE   f   German (Rare)
German variant of MATHILDE.
MEDB   f   Irish Mythology
Original Irish form of MAEVE.
MEDEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Georgian
From Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly derived from μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and also had her own children by Jason killed.
MEDEIA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of MEDEA.
MEDOUSA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of MEDUSA.
MEDUSA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Μεδουσα (Medousa), which was derived from μεδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Gorgons, ugly women who had snakes for hair. She was so hideous that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to stone, so the hero Perseus had to look using the reflection in his shield in order to slay her.
MEENA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of MINA (2).
MEERA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MEG   f   English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGA   f & m   Indonesian
Means "cloud" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha).
MEGAERA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Μεγαιρα (Megaira) which was derived from μεγαιρω (megairo) "to grudge". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology. The name is used as a word in several European languages to denote a shrewish, ill-tempered woman (for example, French mégère and Italian megera).
MEGAIRA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of MEGAERA.
MEGAN   f   Welsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEGGY   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGHAN   f   English
Variant of MEGAN.
MEGUMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (megumi) meaning "favour, benefit" or (megumi) meaning "love, affection", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which have the same reading. It is often written めぐみ using the hiragana writing system.
MEHEITAV'EL   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MEHETABEL.
MEHETABEL   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MEHITABEL   f   Biblical
Variant of MEHETABEL.
MEHTAP   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHTAB.
MEHVEŞ   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHVASH.
MEI (1)   f   Chinese
From Chinese (měi) meaning "beautiful" or (méi) meaning "plum", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MEI (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (me) meaning "bud, sprout" combined with (i) meaning "rely on", (i) meaning "life" or (i) meaning "clothing, garment". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MEIKE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MEINIR   f   Welsh
Means "maiden" in Welsh.
MEINTJE   f   Dutch
Feminine form of MEINE.
MEINWEN   f   Welsh
Means "slender and white" from Welsh main "slender" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
MEIRA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEIRIONA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of MEIRION.
MEIRIT   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEITAL   f   Hebrew
Means "dew drop" in Hebrew.
MEKLIT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "gift to God" in Amharic.
MEL   m & f   English
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MELAINA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology.
MELÁNIA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MELANIE.
MELANIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman
Italian, Spanish and Polish form of MELANIE.
MÉLANIE   f   French
French form of MELANIE.
MELÁNIE   f   Czech
Czech form of MELANIE.
MELANIE   f   English, German, Dutch
From Mélanie, the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th century. Her grandmother was also a saint with the same name.... [more]
MELANTHA   f   English (Rare)
Probably a combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the suffix antha (from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). John Dryden used this name in his play 'Marriage a la Mode' (1672).
MELANY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MELANIE.
MELATI   f   Indonesian, Malay
Means "jasmine flower" in Malay and Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मालती (malati).
MELBA   f   English
From the surname of the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931). This was a stage name that she got from the name of the city Melbourne, where she was born.
MELCHOL   f   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
MELE   f   Hawaiian
Means "song" in Hawaiian. This name is also used as a Hawaiian and Samoan form of MARY.
MELEK (2)   f   Turkish
Means "angel" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin.
MELESINA   f   English (Rare)
Perhaps a form of MILLICENT. It was borne by the Irish writer and socialite Melesina Trench (1768-1827).
MELETE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "practice, exercise" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of meditation.
MELIA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "ash tree" in Greek, a derivative of μελι (meli) "honey". This was the name of a nymph in Greek myth, the daughter of the Greek god Okeanos.
MELICENT   f   English (Archaic)
Older form of MILLICENT.
MELIKA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MELISSA.
MELİKE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MALIKA.
MÉLINA   f   French
French form of MELINA.
MELINA   f   English, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
MELINDA   f   English, Hungarian
Combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the popular name suffix inda. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play 'Bánk Bán' by József Katona.
MÉLINE   f   French
French form of MELINA.
MELIORA   f   Various
Derived from Latin melior meaning "better".
MELİS   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELİSA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELISA   f   Spanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MÉLISANDE   f   French
French form of MILLICENT used by Maurice Maeterlinck in his play 'Pelléas et Mélisande' (1893). The play was later adapted by Claude Debussy into an opera (1902).
MELISENDE   f   Medieval French
Old French form of MILLICENT.
MÉLISSA   f   French
French form of MELISSA.
MELISSA   f   English, Dutch, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "bee" in Greek. This was the name of a nymph that cared for young Zeus in Greek mythology. It is also the name of the fairy who helps Rogero escape from the witch Alcina in Ludovico Ariosto's poem 'Orlando Furioso' (1516). As an English given name, Melissa has been used since the 18th century.
MELITA   f   Various
From Melita, the Latin name of the island country of Malta.
MELITTA   f   Ancient Greek, German
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
MELLONY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MELANIE.
MÉLODIE   f   French
French cognate of MELODY.
MÉLODY   f   French
French variant of MELODY.
MELODY   f   English
From the English word melody, which is derived (via Old French and Late Latin) from Greek μελος (melos) "song" combined with αειδω (aeido) "to sing".
MELPOMENE   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek μελπω (melpo) meaning "to sing, to celebrate with song". This was the name of one of the nine Muses in Greek mythology, the muse of tragedy.
MELPOMENI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of MELPOMENE.
MELTEM   f   Turkish
Means "sea wind" in Turkish.
MELUSINE   f   Mythology
Meaning unknown. In European folklore Melusine was a water fairy who turned into a serpent from the waist down every Saturday. She made her husband, Raymond of Poitou, promise that he would never see her on that day, and when he broke his word she left him forever.
MELVA   f   English
Perhaps a feminine form of MELVIN.
MELYSSA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MELISSA.
MENODORA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μηνη (mene) "moon" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphodora.
MENUHA   f   Hebrew
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
MERAB (1)   f   Biblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This was the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
MERAUD   f   Cornish
Meaning unknown, perhaps based on Cornish mor "sea".
MERAV   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MERCÈ   f   Catalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCEDES   f   Spanish
Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity".
MERCÉDESZ   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MERCEDES.
MERCHE   f   Spanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MERCIA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate form of MERCY. This was also the name of an old Anglo-Saxon kingdom, though it has a different origin.
MERCY   f   English
From the English word mercy, ultimately from Latin merces "wages, reward", a derivative of merx "goods, wares". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
MERE   f   Maori
Maori form of MARY.
MEREDITH   m & f   Welsh, English
From the Welsh name Maredudd or Meredydd, possibly meaning "great lord" or "sea lord". Since the mid-1920s it has been used more often for girls than for boys in English-speaking countries, though it is still a masculine name in Wales. A famous bearer of this name as surname was the English novelist and poet George Meredith (1828-1909).
MERERID   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETE   f   Danish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERI (1)   f   Finnish
Means "the sea" in Finnish.
MERI (2)   f   Georgian
Georgian form of MARIE.
MERIDETH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MEREDITH.
MERIDITH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MEREDITH.
MERIEL   f   English (Archaic)
Variant of MURIEL.
MERILYN   f   English
Variant of MARILYN.
MERIT (2)   f   Swedish
Variant of MARIT.
MERITA   f   Esperanto
Means "meritorious" in Esperanto.
MERITXELL   f   Catalan
From the name of a village in Andorra where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The name of the village may derive from Latin meridies meaning "midday".
MERJA   f   Finnish
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
MERLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MERLE.
MERLE   f & m   English
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MERLETTA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of MERLE.
MERLYN   m & f   English
Variant of MERLIN, sometimes used as a feminine form. It has perhaps been influenced by the Welsh word merlyn meaning "pony".
MEROB   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERRILYN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MARILYN.
MERRY (1)   f   English
From the English word merry, ultimately from Old English myrge. This name appears in Charles Dickens' novel 'Martin Chuzzlewit' (1844), where it is a diminutive of MERCY.
MERRYN   f   Cornish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Cornish (male) saint.
MERVE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MARWA.
MERYEM   f   Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of Miriam (see MARY).
MERYL   f   English
Variant of MURIEL, influenced by the spelling of the name CHERYL. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
META   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METHOATASKE   f   Native American, Shawnee
Means "turtle laying its eggs" in Shawnee.
METRODORA   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr who was killed with her sisters Menodora and Nymphodora.
METTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MHAIRI   f   Scottish
Vocative form of MÀIRI.
MIA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
MICA   f   English
Short form of MICHAELA.
MICAELA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICAIAH   m & f   Biblical
Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to both males and females.
MICHA (2)   m & f   German, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHAELA   f   German, Swedish, English, Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of MICHAEL.
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.
MICHALA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of MICHAL (1).
MICHALINA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHAYLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA.
MICHELA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHELANGELA   f   Italian
Feminine form of MICHELANGELO.
MICHÈLE   f   French
French feminine form of MICHEL.
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.
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).
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).
MIDGE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MADGE.
MIDHA   f   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.
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.
MIES   f & m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA or BARTHOLOMEUS.
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.
MIGUELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form 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.
MIHAELA   f   Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Romanian, Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIHO (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ho) meaning "grain". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIIA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIA.
MIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIKA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIKAELA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIKAYLA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MICHAELA.
MIKHAILA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mikhail.
MIKHAL   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHAYHU   m & f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIKKELINE   f   Danish
Danish feminine form of MIKKEL.
MIKKI   f   English
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MILJANA   f   Serbian
Feminine form 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.
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.
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.
MILOSLAVA   f   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of MILOSLAV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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