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MARINOS   m   Greek
Greek form of MARINUS.
MARINUS   m   Ancient Roman, Dutch
From the Roman family name Marinus, which derives either from the name MARIUS or from the Latin word marinus "of the sea".
MÁRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARIUS.
MARIO   m   Italian, Spanish, German, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American race car driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MARION (2)   m   English
From a French surname which was derived from MARION (1). This was the real name of American actor John Wayne (1907-1979), who was born Marion Robert Morrison.
MARIOS   m   Greek
Greek form of MARIUS.
MÀRIU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of MARIUS.
MARIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French
Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male". Gaius Marius was a famous Roman consul of the 2nd century BC. Since the start of the Christian era, it has occasionally been used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of MARIUS.
MARJAN (2)   m   Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of MARIANUS.
MÁRK   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MARK.
MARK   m   English, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical
Form of MARCUS. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts. He is the patron saint of Venice, where he is supposedly buried. Though in use during the Middle Ages, Mark was not common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus.... [more]
MARKEL   m   Basque
Basque form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARKKU   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MARK.
MARKOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARKUS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
German, Scandinavian and Finnish form of MARK.
MARKUSS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of MARK.
MARLEN (1)   m   Russian
Blend of Marx and Lenin. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
MARLIN   m   English
Possibly a variant of MERLIN.
MARLON   m   English
Meaning unknown. This name was popularized by the American actor Marlon Brando (1924-2004), who was named after his father.
MARLOWE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "remnants of a lake" in Old English.
MARMADUKE   m   English (British, Rare)
Possibly derived from the Old Irish name MÁEL MÁEDÓC. This name has been traditionally used in the Yorkshire area of Britain.
MARNIX   m   Dutch
From a Dutch surname of unknown meaning.
MARQUINHOS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCOS.
MARQUIS   m   African American
From a noble title which was derived from the Old French word marchis "march, borderland", which originally referred to someone who ruled on the borderlands of a realm.
MARQUISE   m   African American (Modern)
Variant of MARQUIS. Technically, marquise is the feminine form of the title marquis.
MARS   m   Roman Mythology
Possibly related to Latin mas "male" (genitive maris). In Roman mythology Mars was the god of war, often equated with the Greek god Ares. This is also the name of the fourth planet in the solar system.
MARSHAL   m   English
Variant of MARSHALL.
MARSHALL   m   English
From a surname which originally denoted a person who was a marshal. The word marshal originally derives from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant".
MÅRTEN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÍ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MARTIN.
MARTIAL   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Martialis, which was derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. The name was borne by Marcus Valerius Martialis, now commonly known as Martial, a Roman poet of the 1st century.
MARTIALIS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of MARTIAL.
MARTIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of MARTIN, MARTINA or MARTHA.
MARTIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MARTIM   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÍN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÎN   m   Norman
Norman form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTIN   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. He was a favourite saint during the Middle Ages, and his name has become common throughout the Christian world.... [more]
MARTINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINUS   m   Ancient Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of MARTIN. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but commonly rendered Maarten or Marten in daily life.
MÁRTON   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MARTIN.
MARTY   m   English
Diminutive of MARTIN.
MARTYN   m   Welsh, Ukrainian
Welsh and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
MARTYNAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTZEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
MARUF   m   Arabic, Bengali
Means "favour, kindness" in Arabic.
MARVIN   m   English, German
Probably from an English surname which was derived from the given name MERVYN. A famous bearer was the American musician Marvin Gaye (1939-1984).
MARVYN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of MARVIN.
MARWIN   m   German
German variant of MARVIN.
MARZELL   m   German (Rare)
German variant of MARCELLUS.
MARZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MARCIUS.
MASAMBA   m   Eastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MASARU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (masaru) meaning "victory". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MASON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "stoneworker", from an Old French word of Germanic origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
MASOOD   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASOUD   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASOZI   m & f   Southern African, Tumbuka
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
MASSIMILIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MASSIMO   m   Italian
Italian form of MAXIMUS.
MASSOUD   m   Persian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASTERMAN   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who worked as a servant.
MAS'UD   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MASUD   m   Bengali
Bengali form of MAS'UD.
MAT   m   English
Short form of MATTHEW.
MATAN   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTAN.
MATAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MATTHEW.
MÁTÉ   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MATTHEW.
MATE (1)   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MATTHEW.
MATE (2)   m   Croatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATEI   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MATTHEW.
MATĚJ   m   Czech
Czech form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
MATEJ   m   Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATEJA (2)   m   Serbian
Serbian variant of MATIJA.
MATÉO   m   French
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATEO   m   Spanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
MATEU   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MATTHEW.
MATEUS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MATTHEW.
MATEUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of MATTHEW.
MATEVŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene variant of MATTHEW.
MATEY   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of MATTHEW.
MATFEY   m   Russian
Older Russian form of MATTHEW.
MATH   m   Welsh Mythology
Possibly from Celtic matu meaning "bear". According to the Mabinogion, Math ap Mathonwy was a king of Gwynedd and a magician. He was the uncle of the hero Gwydion.
MATHÉO   m   French
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATHEW   m   English
Variant of MATTHEW.
MATHGHAMHAIN   m   Ancient Irish
Means "bear" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a brother of the Irish king Brian Boru.
MATHIEU   m   French
French variant form of MATTHEW.
MATHIS   m   German, French
German and French form of MATTHIAS.
MATHÚIN   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MATHUSALAM   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of METHUSELAH.
MATHUSALEM   m   Biblical French
French form of METHUSELAH.
MATHYS   m   French
French variant of MATTHIAS.
MATIA   m   Basque
Basque form of MATTHEW.
MATÍAS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of MATTHIAS.
MATIAS   m   Finnish, Portuguese
Finnish and Portuguese form of MATTHIAS.
MATIC   m   Slovene
Slovene variant form of MATTHIAS.
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.
MATJAŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene variant of MATTHIAS.
MATKO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATOUŠ   m   Czech
Czech form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATS   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MATTHIAS.
MATT   m   English
Short form of MATTHEW.
MATTAN   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Shephatiah in the Old Testament.
MATTANIAH   m   Biblical
Means "gift of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This was the original name of Zedekiah, a king of Judah, in the Old Testament.
MATTANYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MATTANIAH.
MATTEO   m   Italian
Italian form of MATTHEW.
MATTEUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHAIOS   m   Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MATTHAN   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MATTAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. This form of the name is also used in English versions of the New Testament, being borne by the great-grandfather of Jesus.
MATTHÄUS   m   German
German form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHEW.
MATTHEUS   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of MATTHEW.
MATTHEW   m   English, Biblical
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH". Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first gospel in the New Testament. He is considered a saint in many Christian traditions. The variant Matthias also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a separate apostle. The name appears in the Old Testament as Mattithiah.... [more]
MATTHIA   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHIAS.
MATTHIAS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW) which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. This was also the name of kings of Hungary, including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century.
MATTHIEU   m   French
Variant of MATHIEU.
MATTHIJS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MATTHIAS.
MATTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MATTHEW.
MATTIA   m   Italian
Italian form of MATTHIAS.
MATTIAS   m   German, Swedish
Variant of MATTHIAS.
MATTIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of MATILDA or MATTHEW.
MATTIN   m   Basque
Basque form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATTITHIAH   m   Biblical
Form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW) used in the English Old Testament, where it belongs to a few minor characters.
MATTITHYAHU   m   Biblical Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTITYAHU.
MATTITYAHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MATTY (1)   m   English
Diminutive of MATTHEW.
MATÚŠ   m   Slovak
Slovak form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATUSALEMME   m   Biblical Italian
Italian form of METHUSELAH.
MATUSALÉN   m   Biblical Spanish
Spanish form of METHUSELAH.
MATVEI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of MATVEY.
MATVEY   m   Russian
Russian form of MATTHEW.
MATXIN   m   Basque
Basque diminutive of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MÁTYÁS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MATTHIAS. This was the name of two Hungarian kings.
MATYÁŠ   m   Czech
Czech form of MATTHIAS (via Hungarian Mátyás).
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.
MAUNO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MAGNUS.
MAUNU   m   Finnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MAURI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MAURICE.
MAURICE   m   English, French
From the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of MAURUS. Saint Maurice was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Egypt. He and the other Christians in his legion were supposedly massacred on the orders of emperor Maximian for refusing to worship Roman gods. Thus, he is the patron saint of infantry soldiers.... [more]
MAURÍCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURICIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURITIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of MAURICE.
MAURITS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MAURICE.
MAURIZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURO   m   Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian form of MAURUS.
MAURUS   m   Late Roman
Latin name which meant "dark skinned". This was the name of numerous early saints, most notably a follower of Saint Benedict.
MAURYCY   m   Polish
Polish form of MAURICE.
MAVERICK   m   English
Derived from the English word maverick meaning "independent". The word itself is derived from the surname of a 19th-century Texas rancher who did not brand his calves.
MAVUTO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "troubles, problems" in Chewa.
MAWULI   m   Western African, Ewe
Means "God lives" in Ewe.
MAWUNYO   m & f   Western African, Ewe
Means "God is good" in Ewe.
MAX   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English).
MAXEN   m   Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MACSEN.
MAXENCE   m   French
French form of the Roman name Maxentius, a derivative of Latin maximus "greatest". This was the agnomen of an early 4th-century Roman emperor, a rival of Constantine. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint from Agde in France.
MAXENTIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of MAXENCE.
MAXIM   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
MAXIME   m   French
French form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
MAXIMIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS.
MAXIMILIAAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIÁN   m   Slovak
Slovak form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIAN   m   German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Roman name Maximilianus, which was derived from MAXIMUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr. In the 15th century the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III gave this name to his son and eventual heir. In this case it was a blend of the names of the Roman generals Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus (see EMILIANO), who Frederick admired. It was subsequently borne by a second Holy Roman Emperor, two kings of Bavaria, and a short-lived Habsburg emperor of Mexico.
MAXIMILIANO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILIEN   m   French
French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILLIAN   m   English
Variant of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MAXIMINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS. Saint Maximinus was a 4th-century bishop of Trier.
MÁXIMO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin maximus "greatest". Saint Maximus was a monk and theologian from Constantinople in the 7th century.
MAXMILIÁN   m   Czech
Czech form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXWELL   m   English
From a Scottish surname meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English wella "stream". A famous bearer of the surname was James Maxwell (1831-1879), a Scottish physicist who studied gases and electromagnetism.
MAYAMIKO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
MAYESO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "test (from God)" in Chewa.
MAYNARD   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the Germanic given name MEGINHARD.
MAYNERD   m   English (Rare)
Variant of MAYNARD.
MAYRBEK   m   Chechen
Derived from Nakh майра (mayra) meaning "husband, brave man" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
MAYSON   m   English (Rare)
Variant of MASON.
MAYUR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MAZHAR   m   Turkish
Means "honoured" in Turkish.
MAZIN   m   Arabic
Means "rain clouds" in Arabic.
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).
MEALLÁN   m   Irish
Possibly means "lightning" in Irish Gaelic.
MECİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAJID.
MEDAD   m   Biblical
Means "love" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Medad is one of the elders who prophesizes in the camp of the Israelites after the flight from Egypt.
MEDHAT   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MIDHAT.
MEES   m   Dutch
Diminutive of BARTHOLOMEUS.
MEFODIY   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of METHODIUS.
MEGA   f & m   Indonesian
Means "cloud" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha).
MEGINFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MANFRED.
MEGINHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and hard "brave, hardy".
MEGINRAT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MEINRAD.
MEHDI   m   Persian
Persian form of MAHDI.
MEHMED   m   Ottoman Turkish, Bosnian
Older form of MEHMET, as well as the Bosnian form. This was the name of six sultans of the Ottoman Empire, including Mehmed II the conqueror of Constantinople.
MEHMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD. This name was borne sultans of the Ottoman Empire (with the older form Mehmed).
MEHMOOD   m   Urdu
Variant transcription of MEHMUD.
MEHMUD   m   Urdu
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
MEHMUT   m   Uyghur
Uyghur form of MAHMUD.
MEHR   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of MITHRA.
MEHRAB   m   Persian, Literature
From مهر (Mehr), the Persian word for MITHRA, combined with Persian آب (ab) "water". This is the name of a character in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
MEHRDAD   m   Persian
Modern Persian form of MITHRIDATES.
MEICAL   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MICHAEL.
MEINARD   m   Dutch (Rare)
Dutch variant form of MEGINHARD.
MEINDERT   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MEGINHARD.
MEINE   m   Frisian, Dutch, German
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".
MEINHARD   m   German
German form of MEGINHARD.
MEINO   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Variant of MEINE.
MEINRAD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "mighty, strong" and rad "counsel". Saint Meinrad was a 9th-century hermit who founded the Benedictine abbey at Einsiedeln in Switzerland.
MEINT   m   Dutch
Variant of MEINE.
MEIR   m   Hebrew
Means "giving light" in Hebrew.
MEIRION   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MARIANUS.
MEL   m & f   English
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MELANTHIOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μελας (melas) "black, dark" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of an insolent goatherd killed by Odysseus.
MELCHIOR   m   Dutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "king city". This was a name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus.
MELCHIORRE   m   Italian
Italian form of MELCHIOR.
MELCHOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of MELCHIOR.
MELECH   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "king" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Micah (not the prophet).
MELEK (1)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MELİK   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MALIK (1).
MELISIZWE   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
MELITON   m   Ancient Greek, Georgian
Derived from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey" (genitive μελιτος). This was the name of a 2nd-century bishop of Sardis who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
MELKER   m   Swedish
Swedish form of MELCHIOR.
MELLAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MEALLÁN.
MELLE   m   Dutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element mathal meaning "meeting".
MELOR   m   Russian
Acronym of Russian Маркс, Энгельс, Ленин, Октябрьская Революция (Marx, Engels, Lenin, October Revolution). This name commemorates the creation of the former Soviet state. It was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
MELQART   m   Near Eastern Mythology
From Phoenician mlk "king" and qrt "city". This was the name of a Phoenician god worshipped especially in the city of Tyre.
MELVILLE   m   English
From a Scottish surname which was originally from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town". A famous bearer of the surname was the American author Herman Melville (1819-1891), who wrote several novels including 'Moby-Dick'.
MELVIN   m   English
From a Scottish surname which probably originated as a variant of MELVILLE.
MELVYN   m   English
Variant of MELVIN.
MENACHEM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENAHEM   m   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name מְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.
MENASHE   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENASHSHEH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENDEL   m   Yiddish
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.
MENELAOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of MENELAUS.
MENELAUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Μενελαος (Menelaos), derived either from μενω (meno) meaning "to stay, to wait" or μενος (menos) meaning "mind, strength, force" combined with λαος (laos) meaning "the people". In Greek legend he was a king of Sparta and the husband of Helen. When his wife was taken by Paris, the Greeks besieged the city of Troy in an effort to get her back. After the war Menelaus and Helen settled down to a happy life.
MENES   m   Ancient Egyptian
Meaning unknown. Menes was an Egyptian king who united Upper and Lower Egypt around 3000 BC. He is also known as Narmer; Menes was probably his funeral name.
MENNO   m   Dutch, German
Diminutive of MEINE.
MENSUR   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of MANSUR.
MENTOR   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly related to Greek μενος (menos) meaning "mind, strength, force". In Greek legend Mentor was the son of Alkimos. When Odysseus left to fight in the Trojan War he entrusted Mentor with the care of his palace and the guardianship of his son Telemachos. When the goddess Athena visited Telemachos she took the guise of Mentor.
MERAB (2)   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MEHRAB.
MERARI   m   Biblical
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This was the name of the youngest son of Levi in the Old Testament.
MERCURIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MERCURY.
MERCURIUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of MERCURY.
MERCURY   m   Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Mercurius, probably derived from Latin mercari "to trade" or merces "wages". This was the name of the Roman god of trade, merchants, and travellers, later equated with the Greek god Hermes. This is also the name of the first planet in the solar system.
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).
MEREDYDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MERFYN   m   Welsh
Older Welsh form of MERVYN.
MERGEN   m   Turkmen
Means "sharp-eyed" in Turkmen.
MERIT (1)   m   English (Rare)
Either a variant of MERRITT or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
MERIWETHER   m   English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person. A notable bearer of the name was Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), who, with William Clark, explored the west of North America.
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).
MERLIN   m   Arthurian Romance, English
Form of the Welsh name Myrddin (meaning "sea fortress") used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th-century Arthurian tales. Writing in Latin, he likely chose the form Merlinus over Merdinus in order to prevent associations with French merde "excrement".... [more]
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".
MERRICK   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from the Welsh given name MEURIG.
MERRILL   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the given name MURIEL.
MERRION   m   Welsh
Variant of MEIRION.
MERRITT   m   English
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "boundary gate" in Old English.
MERRY (2)   m   Literature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954). His full given name was Meriadoc, a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Kalimac meaning "jolly, merry".
MERT   m   Turkish
Means "manly, brave" in Turkish, from Persian مرد (mard) meaning "man".
MERTEN   m   German (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of MARTIN.
MERTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town on a lake" in Old English.
MERV   m   English
Short form of MERVYN.
MERVIN   m   Welsh, English
Variant of MERVYN.
MERVYN   m   Welsh, English
From the Welsh name Merfyn, which possibly meant "marrow famous". This was the name of a 9th-century Welsh king, Merfyn Frych.
MESHACH   m   Biblical
Possibly means "who is what Aku is?" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament this is the Babylonian name of Mishael, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God.
MESHULAM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MESHULLAM.
MESHULLAM   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MESUD   m   Ottoman Turkish
Older Turkish form of MAS'UD. This was the name of several Seljuq sultans of Rûm.
MESUT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAS'UD.
METHODIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of METHODIUS.
METHODIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθοδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μεθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετα (meta) "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.
METHUSALEM   m   Biblical German
German form of METHUSELAH.
METHUSELAH   m   Biblical
Means "man of the dart" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the father of Lamech and the grandfather of Noah. He lived to age 969, making him the longest-lived person in the Bible.
METİN   m   Turkish
Means "strong" in Turkish.
METOD   m   Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
METODĚJ   m   Czech
Czech form of METHODIUS.
METODIJ   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METODIJA   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METODY   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of METHODIUS.
METROPHANES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and φανης (phanes) "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).
METUSHELACH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of METHUSELAH.
MEURIC   m   Welsh
Variant of MEURIG.
MEURIG   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.
MEYER   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MEZTLI   m & f   Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "moon" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec god (or goddess) of the moon.
MICAH   m   Biblical, English
Contracted form of MICAIAH. Micah is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Micah, which alternates between prophesies of doom and prophesies of restoration. It was occasionally used as an English given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation, but it did not become common until the end of the 20th century.
MICAIAH   m & f   Biblical
Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to both males and females.
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