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LÉONIDE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of LEONIDAS.
LÉONIE   f   French
French feminine form of LEONIUS.
LEONIE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch feminine form of LEONIUS.
LEONOR   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ELEANOR. It was brought to Spain in the 12th-century by Eleanor of England, who married king Alfonso VIII of Castile.
LEONTINA   f   Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of LEONTIUS.
LÉONTINE   f   French
French form of LEONTINA.
LEONTYNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LÉONTINE. This name was borne by opera singer Leontyne Price (1927-).
LETÍCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LETITIA.
LETICIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LETITIA.
LETITIA   f   English
From the Late Latin name Laetitia which meant "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint, who is revered mainly in Spain. It was in use in England during the Middle Ages, usually in the spelling Lettice, and it was revived in the 18th century.
LETIZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LETITIA. It was borne by Napoleon Bonaparte's mother.
LETTICE   f   English (Archaic)
Medieval form of LETITIA.
LHAMO   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "goddess" in Tibetan.
LÍA   f   Galician
Galician form of LEAH.
LIA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese and Georgian form of LEAH.
LÍDIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan and Hungarian form of LYDIA.
LIDIA   f   Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Polish, Italian, Spanish and Romanian form of LYDIA.
LIDIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LYDIA.
LIDIYA   f   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of LYDIA.
LÍGIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LIGEIA.
LILEAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILI   f   German, French, Hungarian
German, French and Hungarian diminutive of ELISABETH, also sometimes connected to the German word lilie meaning "lily". In Hungarian, it can also be diminutive of KAROLINA or JÚLIA.
LÍLIAN   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant of LILLIAN.
LILIÁNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LILLIAN.
LILIANE   f   French
French form of LILLIAN.
LILIAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILITA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of LILITH.
LILITH   f   Near Eastern Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Akkadian lilitu meaning "of the night". This was the name of a demon in ancient Assyrian myths. In Jewish tradition she was Adam's first wife, sent out of Eden and replaced by Eve because she would not submit to him. The offspring of Adam (or Samael) and Lilith were the evil spirits of the world.
LILLIAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILLY   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
English variant of LILY. It is also used in Scandinavia, as a form of LILY or a diminutive of ELISABETH.
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LISETTE   f   French, English
Diminutive of ÉLISABETH.
LIUCIJA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LUCIA.
LIÙSAIDH   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LUCIA.
LIV (1)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
LÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of LIVIA (1).
LIVIA (1)   f   Italian, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LIVIUS. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus.
LIVIANA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Livianus, which was itself derived from the family name LIVIUS.
LIVIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech feminine form of LIVIUS.
LIWIA   f   Polish
Polish form of LIVIA (1).
LJUBA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LJUDMILA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LUDMILA.
LLEUCU   f   Welsh
Welsh form of LUCIA.
LLORA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of LAURA.
LLÚCIA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of LUCIA.
LOIDA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
LOIS (1)   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better". Lois is mentioned in the New Testament as the mother of Eunice and the grandmother of Timothy. As an English name, it came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In fiction, this is the name of the girlfriend of the comic book hero Superman.
LOLA   f   Spanish, English
Diminutive of DOLORES.
LONGINA   f   Polish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LONGINUS.
LOREDANA   f   Italian, Romanian
Created by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel 'Mattea' (1833) and later used by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel 'L'amore de Loredana' (1908). It was possibly based on the Venetian surname Loredan, which was derived from the place name Loreo.
LORENA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LORENZA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOTTA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Short form of CHARLOTTA.
LOUISA   f   English, German, Dutch
Latinate feminine form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), the author of 'Little Women'.
LOUISE   f   French, English, Danish, Swedish, Dutch
French feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUIZA   f   Greek
Greek feminine form of LOUIS.
LOURDES   f   Spanish, Various
From the name of a French town. It became a popular center of pilgrimage after a young girl from the town had visions of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto.
LOVIISA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVIISE   f   Estonian
Estonian feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVISA   f   Swedish
Swedish feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVISE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of LOUIS.
LOWRI   f   Welsh
Welsh form of LAURA.
LUANA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese
From the movie 'Bird of Paradise' (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.
ĽUBA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of LJUBA.
LUCA (2)   f   Hungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LÚCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIA.
LUCÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCIA.
LUCIA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
LUCIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of LUCIA.
LUCIENNE   f   French
Feminine form of LUCIEN.
LŪCIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCILA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCILLA.
LUCÍLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILLA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Latin diminutive of LUCIA. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred in Rome.
LUCILLE   f   French, English
French form of LUCILLA. A famous bearer was American comedienne Lucille Ball (1911-1989).
LUCINDA   f   English, Portuguese, Literature
An elaboration of LUCIA created by Cervantes for his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605). It was subsequently used by Molière in his play 'The Doctor in Spite of Himself' (1666).
LUCINDE   f   French
French form of LUCINDA.
ŁUCJA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of LUCIUS.
LUCJA   f   Polish
Variant of ŁUCJA.
LUCRÈCE   f & m   French
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUCRETIA   f   Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of the Roman family name Lucretius, possibly from Latin lucrum "profit, wealth". In Roman legend Lucretia was a maiden who was raped by the son of the king of Rome. This caused a great uproar among the Roman citizens, and the monarchy was overthrown. This name was also borne by a saint and martyr from Spain.
LUCREZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LUCRETIA.
LUCY   f   English
English form of LUCIA, in use since the Middle Ages.
LUCYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of LUCIANUS.
LUDIVINE   f   French
Possibly from a feminine form of LEUTWIN. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the television miniseries 'Les Gens de Mogador'.
LUDMIŁA   f   Polish
Polish form of LUDMILA.
LUDMILA   f   Czech, Russian
Means "favour of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and milu "gracious, dear". Saint Ludmila was a 10th-century duchess of Bohemia, the grandmother of Saint Václav. She was murdered on the orders of her daughter-in-law Drahomíra.... [more]
LUÍSA   f   Portuguese
Feminine form of LUÍS.
LUISA   f   Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LUIS.
LUISE   f   German
German form of LOUISE.
LUITGARD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Leutgard which was derived from the elements leud "people" and gard "enclosure". This was the name of a 13th-century Flemish nun, the patron saint of easy deliveries.
LUIZA   f   Polish, Portuguese, Romanian
Polish, Portuguese and Romanian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUJZA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUNED   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Variant of ELUNED. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is a servant of the Lady of the Fountain who rescues the knight Owain.
LURDES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOURDES.
LUTGARD   f   German (Archaic)
Variant of LUITGARD.
LUUS   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of LUCIA.
LUVENIA   f   English
Possibly a form of LAVINIA. It has been used in America since the 19th century.
LUVINIA   f   English
Variant of LUVENIA.
LUZIA   f   Portuguese, German
Portuguese and German form of LUCIA.
LÝDIA   f   Slovak, Faroese
Slovak and Faroese form of LYDIA.
LYDIA   f   English, German, Finnish, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
LÝDIE   f   Czech
Czech form of LYDIA.
LYDIE   f   French
French form of LYDIA.
LYNETTE   f   English
Form of LUNED first used by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem 'Gareth and Lynette' (1872). In modern times it is also regarded as a diminutive of LYNN.
LYS   f   Frisian
Frisian diminutive of ELISABETH. It also coincides with the French word for "lily".
LYUBOV   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUDMILA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).
LYUDMYLA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LUDMILA.
LYYDIA   f   Finnish
Finnish variant of LYDIA.
MAALA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAARIA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARIA.
MAARIT   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MAARJA   f   Estonian
Estonian form of MARIA.
MAATA   f   Maori
Maori form of MARTHA.
MACHTELD   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MATILDA.
MADAILÉIN   f   Irish
Irish form of MAGDALENE.
MADALENA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MAGDALENA.
MĂDĂLINA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of MAGDALENE.
MADDALENA   f   Italian
Italian form of MAGDALENE.
MADELEINE   f   French, English, Swedish
French form of MAGDALENE.
MADELINE   f   English, French
English form of MAGDALENE. This is the name of the heroine in a series of children's books by Ludwig Bemelmans, first published 1939.
MADELON   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MAGDALENE.
MADHAVI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
MAELETH   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHALATH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAEVA   f   Tahitian, French
Means "welcome" in Tahitian.
MAFALDA   f   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of MATILDA.
MAGALI   f   French, Occitan
Occitan form of MAGDALENE.
MAGDALEN   f   English
Variant of MAGDALENE.
MAGDALÉNA   f   Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of MAGDALENE.
MAGDALENE   f   German, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From a title which meant "of Magdala". Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament, was named thus because she was from Magdala - a village on the Sea of Galilee whose name meant "tower" in Hebrew. She was cleaned of evil spirits by Jesus and then remained with him during his ministry, witnessing the crucifixion and the resurrection. She was a popular saint in the Middle Ages, and the name became common then. In England it is traditionally rendered Madeline, while Magdalene or Magdalen is the learned form.
MAGDALINA   f   Old Church Slavic, Bulgarian
Old Slavic form of MAGDALENE, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
MAGDOLNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MAGDALENE.
MAGNHILD   f   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle". This was the name of a novel by the Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
MAHALATH   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מָחֲלַת (Machalat) meaning "lyre". In the Old Testament she is the daughter of Ishmael and the wife of Esau.
MAHAUT   f   French
Medieval French form of MATHILDE.
MAHLAH   f & m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak" or "sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.
MAÏA   f   French
French form of MAIA (1).
MAIA (1)   f   Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology, Portuguese, Georgian
Meaning unknown. In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son by Zeus was Hermes.
MAIALEN   f   Basque
Basque form of MAGDALENE.
MAIGHREAD   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIKE   f   Frisian, German
Frisian diminutive of MARIA.
MAIR   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARY.
MÁIRE   f   Irish
Irish form of MARY.
MAIRÉAD   f   Irish
Irish form of MARGARET.
MAIREAD   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MÀIRI   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARY.
MALEAH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MALIA.
MAŁGORZATA   f   Polish
Polish form of MARGARET.
MALIA   f   Hawaiian
Either a Hawaiian form of MARIA or a variant of MALIE.
MALIN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENE.
MALLAIDH   f   Irish
Irish form of MOLLY.
MALLT   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MAUD.
MALVINA   f   Scottish, English, Literature
Created by the poet James MacPherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossian poems. He probably intended it to mean "smooth brow" in Gaelic.
MALWINA   f   Polish
Polish form of MALVINA.
MANON   f   French, Dutch
French diminutive of MARIE.
MANU (2)   m & f   French, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (or MANUELA in Germany).
MANUELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, German, Italian
Feminine form of MANUEL.
MARCELA   f   Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Czech
Feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELINA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLA   f   Italian, German, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLINE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELYN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MARCELINE.
MÁRCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIA.
MARCIA   f   English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MARCIUS. It was borne by a few very minor saints. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
MAREN   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MARINA.
MARET   f   Estonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARFA   f   Russian
Russian form of MARTHA.
MARGAID   f   Manx
Manx form of MARGARET.
MARGAREETA   f   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish variant form of MARGARET.
MARGARET   f   English
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning "pearl", probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari). Saint Margaret, the patron of expectant mothers, was martyred at Antioch in the 4th century. Later legends told of her escape from a dragon, with which she was often depicted in medieval art. The saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and her name has been widely used in the Christian world.... [more]
MARGARÉTA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MARGARET.
MARGARETE   f   German
German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHA   f   Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHE   f   German, Danish
German and Danish form of MARGARET.
MARGARIDA   f   Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also a Portuguese and Galician word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGARIT   f   Armenian
Armenian form of MARGARET, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
MARGARITA   f   Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGED   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARGERY   f   English
Medieval English form of MARGARET.
MARGHERITA   f   Italian
Italian form of MARGARET. This is also the Italian word for "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGIT   f   Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian
Hungarian, Scandinavian and Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARGITA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGO   f   English
Variant of MARGOT.
MARGREET   f   Limburgish, Dutch
Limburgish form of MARGARET and a Dutch variant of MARGRIET.
MARGRÉT   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of MARGARET.
MARGRETE   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARGRETHE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARGARET. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
MARGRIET   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MARGARET. This is also the Dutch word for "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGRIT   f   German
German variant form of MARGARET.
MARGUERITE   f   French
French form of MARGARET. This is also a French word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARI (1)   f   Welsh, Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Welsh, Breton, Estonian and Finnish form of MARIA, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of MÁRIA. It is also a Scandinavian form of MARIE.
MÁRIA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARIA.
MARÍA   f & m   Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIA   f & m   Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIAM   f   Biblical Greek, Georgian, Armenian, Arabic
Form of MARIA used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as the Georgian and Armenian form. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic MARYAM.
MARIAMI   f   Georgian
Georgian variant of MARIAM.
MARIANA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Czech, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of MARIANUS. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of MARIA and ANA. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANNA   f   Italian, English, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Greek
Combination of MARIA and ANNA. It has been confused with the Roman name MARIANA to the point that it is no longer easy to separate the two forms. It is sometimes also used as a Latinized form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANNE   f   French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Originally a French diminutive of MARIE. It is also considered a combination of MARIE and ANNE (1). Shortly after the formation of the French Republic in 1792, a female figure by this name was adopted as the symbol of the state.
MARIE   f   French, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, a queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Another was Marie Curie (1867-1934), a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity with her husband Pierre.
MARIJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of MARIANA.
MARIJETA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of MARIETTA.
MARIJN   m & f   Dutch
Dutch masculine and feminine form of MARINUS.
MARIJONA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of MARIANUS.
MARIJSE   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MARISE.
MARINE   f   French, Georgian
French and Georgian feminine form of MARINUS.
MARINELA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of MARINELLA.
MARION (1)   f   French, English
Medieval French diminutive of MARIE.
MARISA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese combination of MARIA and LUISA.
MARIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of MARIA.
MÁRJÁ   f   Sami
Northern Sami form of MARIA.
MARJA   f   Dutch, Finnish
Dutch and Finnish form of MARIA. It also means "berry" in Finnish.
MARJAANA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MARJANA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene form of MARIANA.
MARJETA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of MARGARET.
MARJO (1)   f   Finnish, Dutch
Finnish and Dutch form of MARIA.
MARJOLEIN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
MARJOLIJN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
MARKÉTA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARKETTA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MARLEEN   f   Dutch, English
Dutch form and English variant of MARLENE.
MARLENA   f   English, Polish
Latinate form of MARLENE.
MARLÈNE   f   French
French form of MARLENE.
MARLENE   f   German, English
Blend of MARIA and MAGDALENE. It refers, therefore, to Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament. The name was popularized by the German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), whose real name was Maria Magdalene von Losch.
MARSAILI   f   Scottish
Scottish form of both MARJORIE and MARCELLA.
MÁRTA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MARTHA.
MARTE   f   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of MARTHA.
MARTHA   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (who is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene). She was a witness to Jesus restoring her dead brother to life.... [more]
MARTHE   f   French, Norwegian
French and Norwegian form of MARTHA.
MARTINA   f   German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
MARTINE   f   French, Dutch, Norwegian
French, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTTA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARTHA.
MARTYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARY   f   English, Biblical
Usual English form of Maria, the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), a name borne by the sister of Moses in the Old Testament. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".... [more]
MARYA   f   Russian
Russian variant form of MARIA.
MARYAM   f   Arabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of MARIA. In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
MARYANA   f   Russian
Russian variant of MARIANNA.
MARYIA   f   Belarusian
Belarusian form of MARIA.
MARZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of MARCIA.
MÁŠA   f   Czech
Czech form of MASHA.
MAŠA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MASHA.
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.
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).
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.
MÁXIMA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMILIANE   f   German
German feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILIENNE   f   French
French feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
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.
MECHTELD   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MATILDA.
MECHTHILD   f   German
German variant of MATHILDE.
MECHTILDE   f   German
German variant of MATHILDE.
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.
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.
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.
MEIRIONA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of MEIRION.
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]
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.
MELICENT   f   English (Archaic)
Older form of MILLICENT.
MELIKA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MELISSA.
MELİKE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MALIKA.
MELINA   f   English, French, 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.
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