Feminine Names

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MELPOMENEfGreek 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.
MELPOMENIfGreek
Modern Greek form of MELPOMENE.
MELTEMfTurkish
Means "sea wind" in Turkish.
MELUSINEfMythology
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.
MELVAfEnglish
Perhaps a feminine form of MELVIN.
MENODORAfAncient 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.
MENUHAfHebrew
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
MERAB (1)fBiblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This is the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
MERAUDfCornish
Meaning unknown, perhaps based on Cornish mor "sea".
MERCÈfCatalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCEDESfSpanish
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".
MERCÉDESZfHungarian
Hungarian form of MERCEDES.
MERCHEfSpanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MERCIAfEnglish (Rare)
Latinate form of MERCY. This was also the name of an old Anglo-Saxon kingdom, though it has a different origin.
MERCYfEnglish
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.
MEREfMaori
Maori form of MARY.
MEREDITHm & fWelsh, 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).
MERERIDfWelsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETEfDanish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERI (1)fFinnish
Means "the sea" in Finnish.
MERI (2)fGeorgian
Georgian form of MARIE.
MERITAfEsperanto
Means "meritorious" in Esperanto.
MERITXELLfCatalan
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".
MERJAfFinnish
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
MERLEf & mEnglish
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MERLYNm & fEnglish
Variant of MERLIN, sometimes used as a feminine form. It has perhaps been influenced by the Welsh word merlyn meaning "pony".
MEROBfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERRY (1)fEnglish
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.
MERRYNfCornish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Cornish (male) saint.
MERVEfTurkish
Turkish form of MARWA.
MERVIfFinnish
From the name of a Finnish village (now a part of the municipality of Hattula).
MERYEMfTurkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of Miriam (see MARY).
MERYLfEnglish
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.
METAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METHOATASKEfNative American, Shawnee
Means "turtle laying its eggs" in Shawnee.
METIfEastern African, Oromo
Means "umbrella" in Oromo.
METRODORAfAncient 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.
METTEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MEZTLIm & fAztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "moon" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec god (or goddess) of the moon.
MHAIRIfScottish
Vocative form of MÀIRI.
MIAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
MICAfEnglish
Short form of MICHAELA.
MICAELAfItalian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICAIAHm & fBiblical
Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to both males and females.
MICHA (2)m & fGerman, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHAL (2)fBiblical, 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.
MICHALAfCzech
Czech feminine form of MICHAL (1).
MICHALINAfPolish
Polish feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHELAfItalian
Italian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHÈLEfFrench
French feminine form of MICHEL.
MICHELINAfItalian
Feminine diminutive of MICHELE (1).
MICHELINEfFrench
French feminine diminutive of MICHEL.
MICHELLEfFrench, English, Dutch
French feminine form of MICHEL. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century.
MICHI (1)m & fJapanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
MICHI (2)m & fGerman
German diminutive of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be comprised of other combinations of kanji.
MICHOLfBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of MICHAL (2).
MICKEYm & fEnglish
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).
MIDHAfArabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIDORIfJapanese
From Japanese (midori) meaning "green", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which have the same pronunciation.
MIEKEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIELAfEsperanto
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
MIELIKKIfFinnish 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.
MIENfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of WILHELMINA.
MIEPfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIESf & mDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA or BARTHOLOMEUS.
MIGLĖfLithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
MIGNONfLiterature
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.
MIGUELAfSpanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of MIGUEL.
MI-GYEONGfKorean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (gyeong) meaning "capitol city" or (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MIHO (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ho) meaning "grain". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIIAfFinnish
Finnish form of MIA.
MIINAfFinnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIKA (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIKHAILAfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mikhail.
MIKHALfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHAYHUm & fBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIKIfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIKKELINEfDanish
Danish feminine form of MIKKEL.
MIKKIfEnglish
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MIKUfJapanese
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-KYUNGfKorean
Variant transcription of MI-GYEONG.
MILAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILADAfCzech
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear". It has become associated with Czech mladý "young".
MILAGROSfSpanish
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".
MILANKAfSerbian, Croatian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILBURGAfHistory
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.
MILDAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
MILDBURGfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of MILBURGA.
MILDGYÐfAnglo-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.
MILDREDfEnglish
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.
MILDÞRYÐfAnglo-Saxon
Old English form of MILDRED.
MILÉNAfHungarian
Hungarian form of MILENA.
MILENAfBulgarian, 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 the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MILEYfEnglish (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.
MILICAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious". It was originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILITSAfMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILICA.
MILJANAfSerbian
Feminine form of MILAN.
MILKA (1)fSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKA (2)fBiblical
Means "queen" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to both the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Zelophehad.
MILLAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLARAYfNative American, Mapuche
Means "golden flower" in Mapuche.
MILLICENTfEnglish
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.
MILLIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MILDRED, MILLICENT and other names containing the same sound.
MILLYfSwedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
MIMIfEnglish, Italian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with M.
MINm & fChinese, Korean
From (mǐn) meaning "quick, clever, sharp", (mín) meaning "people, citizens", or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters which are pronounced similarly.
MINA (1)fEnglish, 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)fHinduism, 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.
MINAKOfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (na), a phonetic character, and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MINAKSHIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
MINALIfIndian, Hindi
Means "fish catcher" in Sanskrit.
MINATOm & fJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese (minato) meaning "harbour", as well as other combinations of kanji having the same pronunciation.
MINDYfEnglish
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MINENHLEf & mSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu imini "day" and hle "beautiful".
MINERVAfRoman 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.
MINGm & fChinese
From Chinese (míng) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (míng) meaning "inscribe, engrave", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MIN-JIfKorean
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-JUNm & fKorean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINKEm & fFrisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MINNIEfEnglish
Diminutive of WILHELMINA.
MINODORAfRomanian
Romanian form of MENODORA.
MINOOfPersian
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
MINORUm & fJapanese
From Japanese (minoru) meaning "to bear fruit", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
MIN-SEOfKorean
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-SUm & fKorean
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.
MINTAfEnglish
Short form of ARAMINTA.
MINTTUfFinnish
Means "mint" in Finnish.
MINUfPersian
Variant transcription of MINOO.
MIOfJapanese
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)fIndian, 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)fBulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRABELLAfItalian
Latinate form of MIRABELLE.
MIRABELLEfFrench (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.
MIRACLEfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word miracle for an extraordinary event, ultimately deriving from Latin miraculum "wonder, marvel".
MIRANDAfEnglish, 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.
MIREIAfCatalan, Spanish
Catalan form of Mirèio (see MIREILLE).
MIREILLEfFrench
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".
MIRÈIOfOccitan
Original Occitan form of MIREILLE.
MIRELAfRomanian, Croatian, Albanian
Romanian, Croatian and Albanian form of MIREILLE.
MIRELEfYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MIRIAM.
MIRELLAfItalian
Italian form of MIREILLE.
MIREMBEfEastern African, Ganda
Means "peace" in Luganda.
MIRENfBasque
Basque form of MARIA.
MIREYAfSpanish
Variant of MIREIA.
MIRIAMfHebrew, 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.
MIRICAfCroatian
Diminutive of MIRELA or names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIRINDAfEsperanto
Means "wonderful" in Esperanto.
MIRJAfFinnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRJAMIfFinnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRNAfCroatian, Serbian
Means "peaceful" in Serbian and Croatian.
MIROSŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of MIROSŁAW.
MIRSADAfBosnian
Feminine form of MIRSAD.
MIRTAfSpanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MIRTEfDutch
Variant of MYRTHE.
MIRTHEfDutch
Variant of MYRTHE.
MIRUNAfRomanian
Possibly derived from the Slavic word mir meaning "peace".
MÍŠAfCzech
Diminutive of MICHAELA.
MIŠAm & fSerbian, Slovene
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine.
MISAKIfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (saki) meaning "blossom". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji as well.
MISSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MELISSA.
MISSYfEnglish
Diminutive of MELISSA. This is also a slang term meaning "young woman".
MISTIfEnglish
Variant of MISTY.
MISTYfEnglish
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-SUKfKorean
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.
MITRA (1)m & fHinduism, 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)fPersian
Modern variant of MITHRA used as a feminine name. The true Modern Persian form of Mithra is in fact Mehr.
MITRODORAfMacedonian
Macedonian form of METRODORA.
MITSUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (mitsu) meaning "light" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MITZIfGerman
German diminutive of MARIA.
MIUfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (u) meaning "feather". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIYAKOfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (ya) meaning "night" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji as well.
MIYUfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth" combined with (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yu) meaning "tie, bind" or (yu) meaning "evening". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIZUKIfJapanese
From Japanese (mizu) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (ki) meaning "hope", besides other kanji combinations.
MLADENKAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of MLADEN.
MNEMEfGreek Mythology
Means "memory" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of memory.
MNEMOSYNEfGreek 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.
MOf & mEnglish
Short form of MAUREEN, MAURICE, MORRIS, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOAfSwedish
Possibly derived from Swedish moder meaning "mother". This was the pen name of the Swedish author Moa Martinson (real name Helga Maria Martinson).
MOANAf & mMaori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MODESTEm & fFrench
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTINEfFrench
French diminutive of MODESTUS.
MODESTYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word modesty, ultimately from Latin modestus "moderate", a derivative of modus "measure".
MOE (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (moe) meaning "bud, sprout". Other kanji with the same reading can also form this name.
MOEMAfPortuguese (Brazilian)
Means "lies" in Tupí. This name appears in the poem 'Caramuru' (1781) by the Brazilian poet Santa Rita Durão.
MOERANIm & fTahitian
From Tahitian moe "sleep" and rani "heaven, sky".
MOHANAm & fHinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
MOHINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MOHINIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "infatuating" in Sanskrit. This was the name adopted by the Hindu god Vishnu when he took the form of a woman.
MOIRAfIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It also coincides with Greek Μοιρα (Moira) meaning "fate, destiny", the singular of Μοιραι, the Greek name for the Fates. They were the three female personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.
MÓIRÍNfIrish
Diminutive of MÓR.
MOIRREYfManx
Manx form of MARY.
MOJCAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MOJDEHfPersian
Variant transcription of MOZHDEH.
MOJGANfPersian
Variant transcription of MOZHGAN.
MOJISOLAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "wake up to wealth" in Yoruba.
MOKOSHfSlavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic mok meaning "wet, moist". Mokosh was a Slavic goddess of weaving, women, water and fertility. She was often depicted as a woman with a large head and long arms.
MOLLEfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MOLLIEfEnglish
Variant of MOLLY.
MOLLYfEnglish
Diminutive of MARY. It developed from Malle and Molle, other medieval diminutives. James Joyce used this name in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920), where it belongs to Molly Bloom, the wife of the main character.
MOMIfHawaiian
Means "pearl" in Hawaiian.
MOMOKAfJapanese
From Japanese (momo) meaning "hundred" or (momo) meaning "peach" combined with (ka) meaning "flower" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MOMOKOfJapanese
From Japanese (momo) meaning "hundred" or (momo) meaning "peach" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be constructed from other kanji combinations as well.
MONA (1)fIrish, English
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT. It is also associated with Greek monos "one" and Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' (in which case it is a contraction of Italian ma donna meaning "my lady").
MONA (2)fSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of MONIKA.
MONA (3)fArabic
Variant transcription of MUNA.
MONATfIrish
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT.
MONDAYfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the day of the week, which was derived from Old English mona "moon" and dæg "day". This was formerly given to girls born on Monday.
MONETf & mVarious
From a French surname which was derived from either HAMON or EDMOND. This was the surname of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
MÓNICAfSpanish
Spanish form of MONICA.
MÒNICAfCatalan
Catalan form of MONICA.
MÔNICAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of MONICA.
MONICAfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, most likely of North African or Phoenician origin. In the 4th century this name was borne by the North African saint Monica of Hippo, the mother of Saint Augustine, whom she converted to Christianity. Since the Middle Ages it has been associated with Latin moneo "advisor" and Greek monos "one". As an English name, Monica has been in general use since the 18th century.
MONIFAfWestern African, Yoruba
Means "I am lucky" in Yoruba.
MÓNIKAfHungarian
Hungarian form of MONICA.
MONIQUEfFrench, English, Dutch
French form of MONICA.
MONTAfLatvian
Modern Latvian name, possibly from Latin mons "mountain".
MONTANAf & mEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the American state, which is derived from Latin montanus "mountainous".
MONTSEfCatalan
Short form of MONTSERRAT.
MONTSERRATfCatalan
From the name of a mountain near Barcelona, the site of a monastery founded in the 10th century. The mountain gets its name from Latin mons serratus meaning "jagged mountain".
MÓRfScottish, Irish
Means "great" in Gaelic. It is sometimes translated into English as SARAH.
MORf & mHebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORAGfScottish
Diminutive of MÓR.
MORANf & mHebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORANAfSlavic Mythology, Croatian
From a Slavic root meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of the goddess of winter and death.
MORDADfPersian Mythology
Modern Persian form of AMORDAD. This is the name of the fifth month in the Iranian calendar.
MOREENfIrish, English
Anglicized form of MÓIRÍN. It is sometimes used as a variant of MAUREEN.
MORGAINEfArthurian Romance
Variant of MORGAN (2), from a French form.
MORGAN (1)m & fWelsh, English, French
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor "sea" and cant "circle". Since the 1980s in America Morgan has been more common for girls than boys, perhaps due to stories of Morgan le Fay or the fame of actress Morgan Fairchild (1950-).
MORGAN (2)fArthurian Romance
Modern form of Morgen, which was used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century for the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, who was unnamed in earlier stories. Geoffrey probably did not derive it from the Welsh masculine name Morgan, which would have been spelled Morcant in his time. He may have based it on the Irish name MUIRGEN.
MORGANEfFrench
French, either a form of MORGAN (2) or a feminine form of MORGAN (1).
MORIAHfEnglish (Modern)
From Hebrew מֹרִיָה (Moriyah) possibly meaning "seen by YAHWEH". This is a place name in the Old Testament, both the land where Abraham is to sacrifice Isaac and the mountain upon which Solomon builds the temple. They may be the same place. Since the 1980s it has occasionally been used as a feminine given name in America.
MORIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (mori) meaning "forest" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MORNAfIrish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MORRIGANfIrish Mythology
Derived from Irish Mór Ríoghain meaning "great queen". In Irish myth she was a goddess of war and death who often took the form of a crow.
MORTAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARTHA.
MORVARIDfPersian
Means "pearl" in Persian.
MORVENfScottish
From a Scottish place name meaning "big gap". This was the name of Fingal's kingdom in James Macpherson's poems.
MORWENNAfCornish, Welsh
Means "maiden" in Cornish (related to the Welsh word morwyn). This was the name of a 6th-century Cornish saint.
MOTYAm & fRussian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MOUNAfArabic
Variant transcription of MUNA.
MOZHDEHfPersian
Means "good news" in Persian.
MOZHGANfPersian
Means "eyelashes" in Persian.
MPHATSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
MPHOm & fSouthern African, Tswana, Sotho
Means "gift" in Tswana and Sotho, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MRIDULAfIndian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मृदु (mridu) meaning "soft, delicate, gentle".
MTENDEREm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
MUm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
MUADHNAITfIrish
Means "little noble one", derived from Irish muadh "noble, good" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MUBINAfArabic
Feminine form of MUBIN.
MUDIWAf & mSouthern African, Shona
Means "beloved" in Shona.
MÜGEfTurkish
Means "lily of the valley" in Turkish (species Convallaria majalis).
MUHSINAfArabic
Feminine form of MUHSIN.
MUIREALLfScottish
Scottish form of MUIRGEL.
MUIRENNfIrish, Irish Mythology
Either derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and fionn "fair, white", or else a variant of MUIRNE.
MUIRGELfIrish
Means "bright sea", derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and geal "bright".
MUIRGENfIrish, Irish Mythology
Means "born of the sea" in Gaelic. In Irish legend this was the name of a woman (originally named Líban) who was transformed into a mermaid. After 300 years she was brought to shore, baptized, and transformed back into a woman.
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