Masculine Names

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LONGIN m Polish
Polish form of LONGINUS.
LONGINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin longus "long". According to Christian legend Saint Longinus was the name of the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus' side with a spear, then converted to Christianity and was martyred. The name was also borne by the 3rd-century Greek philosopher Cassius Longinus.
LONGWANG m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese (lóng) meaning "dragon" and (wáng) meaning "king". This is the Chinese name of the Dragon King, a god associated with water and rain.
LONNIE m English
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
LONNY m English
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
LOPE m Spanish
Spanish form of Lupus (see LOUP).
LOR m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LORÁND m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
LÓRÁNT m Hungarian
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
LORCÁN m Irish
Means "little fierce one", derived from Irish Gaelic lorcc "fierce" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 12th-century archbishop of Dublin.
LORCCÁN m Irish
Variant of LORCÁN.
LOREN m & f English
Either a short form of LAURENCE (1) (masculine) or a variant of LAUREN (feminine).
LORENCIO m Medieval Spanish
Archaic Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENS m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LAURENCE (1).
LORENZ m German
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENZO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.
LORETO f & m Italian, Spanish
From the name of a town in Italy, originally called Lauretum in Latin, meaning "laurel grove". Supposedly in the 13th century the house of the Virgin Mary was miraculously carried by angels from Nazareth to the town.
LORIN m English
Variant of LOREN.
LŐRINC m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORIS m Italian
Diminutive of LORENZO.
LORNE m English
From the title Marquis of Lorne, which was based on the Scottish place name Lorne, itself possibly derived from the name of the legendary king of Dál Riata, Loarn mac Eirc. This was the title of the first Governor General of Canada, where it has since been most frequently used as a given name. A famous bearer was the Canadian actor Lorne Greene (1915-1987).
LOT (1) m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "covering, veil" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a nephew of Abraham. Before Sodom was destroyed by God, he was directed to flee the city without looking back. However, his wife looked back on the destruction and was turned into a pillar of salt.
LOT (2) m Arthurian Romance
From the name of the region of Lothian in southern Scotland, of unknown meaning. A king of Lothian by this name appears in early Latin and Welsh texts (as Leudonus and Lewdwn respectively). He was inserted into Arthurian legend by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, who makes him the father of Gawain.
LOTARIO m Italian
Italian form of LOTHAR.
LOTHAIR m History
English form of LOTHAR.
LOTHAIRE m French
French form of LOTHAR.
LOTHAR m German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish king, the son of Louis I, who ruled the region called Lorraine. It was also borne by medieval kings of France, Italy and the Holy Roman Empire.
LOU f & m English, French
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
LOUI m Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish variant of LOUIE.
LOUIE m English
Diminutive of LOUIS.
LOUIS m French, English, Dutch
French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne. Others include Louis IX (Saint Louis) who led two crusades and Louis XIV (called the Sun King) who was the ruler of France during the height of its power, the builder of the Palace of Versailles, and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Europe. It was also borne by kings of Germany (as Ludwig), Hungary (as Lajos), and other places.... [more]
LOUKA m French (Modern)
French form of LUCA (1).
LOUKAS m Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of LUKE.
LOUP m French
French form of the Late Latin name Lupus meaning "wolf". Lupus was the name of several early saints, including a 5th-century bishop of Troyes who apparently convinced Attila to spare the city.
LOURENÇO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOURENS m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVE (1) m Swedish
Swedish form of LOUIS.
LOVEL m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of LOWELL.
LOVELL m English
From a surname that was a variant of LOWELL.
LOVRE m Croatian
Short form of LOVRENCO.
LOVRENC m Slovene
Slovene form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRENCO m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRO m Slovene, Croatian
Short form of LOVRENC.
LOWELL m English
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou "wolf" and a diminutive suffix. The surname was borne by American poet and satirist James Russell Lowell (1819-1891).
LOWIE m Dutch
Diminutive of LODEWIJK.
LOYD m English
Variant of LLOYD.
m Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of LUGH.
LUAN m Albanian
Means "lion" in Albanian.
LUBBERT m Frisian
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and beraht "bright".
LUBEN m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любен (see LYUBEN).
ĽUBOMÍR m Slovak
Slovak form of LUBOMÍR.
LUBOMÍR m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby "love" and miru "peace, world".
LUBOMIR m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любомир (see LYUBOMIR).
ĽUBOŠ m Slovak
Slovak form of LUBOŠ.
LUBOŠ m Czech
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LUC m French, Welsh
French and Welsh form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LUCA (1) m Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian form of Lucas (see LUKE). This name was borne by Luca della Robbia, a Renaissance sculptor from Florence.
LUCAN m History
From the Roman cognomen Lucanus, which was derived from the name of the city of Luca in Tuscany (modern Lucca). Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, commonly called Lucan, was a 1st-century Roman poet.
LUCANUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of LUCAN.
LÚCÁS m Irish
Irish form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LUCAS m English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Loukas (see LUKE), as well as the form used in several other languages.
LUCHO m Spanish
Diminutive of LUIS.
LUCIAN m Romanian, English
Romanian and English form of LUCIANUS. Lucian is the usual name of Lucianus of Samosata in English.
LUCIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from the Roman praenomen LUCIUS. Lucianus (or Λουκιανος in his native Greek) of Samosata was a 2nd-century satirist and author. This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from Antioch.
LUCIEN m French
French form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIFER m Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "bringing light", derived from Latin lux "light" and ferre "to bring". In Latin this name originally referred to the morning star, Venus, but later became associated with the chief angel who rebelled against God's rule in heaven (see Isaiah 14:12). In later literature, such as the Divine Comedy (1321) by Dante and Paradise Lost (1667) by John Milton, Lucifer became associated with Satan himself.
LUCIJAN m Croatian
Croatian form of LUCIAN.
LUCILIO m Italian
Italian form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was a derivative of the given name LUCIUS. This was the family name of the 2nd-century BC Roman satirist Gaius Lucilius.
LÚCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIUS.
LUCIO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIUS.
LUCIUS m Ancient Roman, Biblical, English
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux "light". This was the most popular of the praenomina. Two Etruscan kings of early Rome had this name as well as several prominent later Romans, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca (known simply as Seneca), a statesman, philosopher, orator and tragedian. The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament belonging to a Christian in Antioch. It was also borne by three popes, including the 3rd-century Saint Lucius. Despite this, the name was not regularly used in the Christian world until after the Renaissance.
ŁUCJAN m Polish
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
LUCJAN m Polish
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
LUĈJO m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUCJUSZ m Polish (Rare)
Polish form of LUCIUS.
LUCKY m & f English, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
LUCRÈCE f & m French
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUCRETIUS m Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LUCRETIA. This name was borne by 1st-century BC Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus.
LUDDE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of LUDVIG.
LUDĚK m Czech
Diminutive of LUDVÍK and other names beginning with Lud.
LUDGER m German, Dutch
From the Germanic name Leudagar, which was derived from the elements leud "people" and ger "spear". Saint Ludger was an 8th-century Frisian Benedictine bishop who founded a monastery at Munster.
LUDIS m Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
LUDO m Flemish, French
Short form of LUDOVICUS or LUDOLF.
LUDOLF m German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hludwolf, which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wolf "wolf".
LUDOVIC m French
Medieval Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of an 1833 opera by the French composer Fromental Halévy.
LUDOVICO m Italian
Latinate form of LUDWIG.
LUDOVICUS m Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
LUDOVIKO m Esperanto
Esperanto form of LUDWIG. This is the Esperanto name of the philologist Ludwig Zamenhof (1859-1917), the creator of the Esperanto language.
ĽUDOVÍT m Slovak
Means "master of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and vit "master, lord".
LUDVIG m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LUDWIG.
LUDVIGS m Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
LUDVÍK m Czech
Czech form of LUDWIG.
LUDVIK m Slovene
Slovene form of LUDWIG.
LUDWIG m German
From the Germanic name Chlodovech meaning "famous battle", composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wig "war, battle". This was the name of three Merovingian kings of the Franks (though their names are usually spelled in the Latinized form Clovis) as well as several Carolingian kings and Holy Roman emperors (names often spelled in the French form Louis). Other famous bearers include the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), who contributed to logic and the philosophy of language.
LUDWIK m Polish
Polish form of LUDWIG.
LUG m Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of LUGH.
LUGAID m Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of LUGHAIDH.
LUGALBANDA m Sumerian Mythology
From Sumerian lugal "king" and banda "young, wild, fierce". This was the name of a legendary king of Uruk who was said to be the father of Gilgamesh in Sumerian mythology.
LUGH m Irish Mythology
Probably an Irish form of LUGUS. In Irish mythology Lugh was a divine hero who led the Tuatha De Danann against the Fomorians who were led by his grandfather Balor. Lugh killed Balor by shooting a stone into his giant eye.
LUGHAIDH m Irish, Irish Mythology
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including the king Lughaidh mac Con.
LUGUBELENUS m Ancient Celtic
Older form (possibly) of LLYWELYN.
LUGUS m Celtic Mythology
Probably from early Celtic meaning "light", ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness". This was the name of a Celtic (Gaulish) god of commerce and craftsmanship, who was equated by the Romans with Mercury. He probably forms the basis for the characters and names of Lugh (Irish) and Lleu (Welsh).
LUIGI m Italian
Italian form of LOUIS.
LUIGINO m Italian
Diminutive of LUIGI.
LUÍS m Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUIS m Spanish
Spanish form of LOUIS.
LUIS ÁNGEL m Spanish
Combination of LUIS and ÁNGEL.
LUISINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of LUÍS or LUIZ.
LUITPOLD m German (Rare)
German variant of LEOPOLD.
LUIZ m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUKA m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian, Russian, Georgian, Old Church Slavic
Form of Lucas (see LUKE) in several languages.
LUKÁCS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LUKÁŠ m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LUKAS m German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Lithuanian
German, Scandinavian, Dutch and Lithuanian form of Lucas (see LUKE).
ŁUKASZ m Polish
Polish form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LUKE m English, Biblical
English form of Latin Lucas, from the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) meaning "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in southern Italy (of uncertain meaning). Luke was a doctor who travelled in the company of the apostle Paul. According to tradition, he was the author of the third gospel and Acts in the New Testament. He was probably of Greek ethnicity. He is considered a saint by many Christian denominations.... [more]
LUKEN m Basque
Basque form of LUCIANUS.
LUMÍR m Czech
Meaning unknown, though the second element is likely Slavic miru meaning "peace" or "world". In Czech legend this is the name of a bard.
LUNGILE f & m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
LUPE f & m Spanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LUPUS m Late Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
LÜTFİ m Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTFI m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
LÜTFÜ m Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTHER m English
From a German surname, itself from the Germanic given name LEUTHAR. The surname was borne by Martin Luther, a 16th-century monk and theologian, who started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his famous 95 theses to a church door. It has since been used as a given name in his honour, especially among Protestants. A notable bearer from the modern era was the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929-1968).
LÚÐVÍK m Icelandic
Icelandic form of LUDWIG.
LUTZ m German
German diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUUK m Dutch
Dutch short form of LUCAS.
LUUKAS m Finnish
Finnish form of Lucas (see LUKE).
LUX f & m Various
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
LYALL m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Liulfr (which was derived in part from úlfr "wolf").
LYAM m French (Modern)
French variant of LIAM.
LYCURGUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκουργος (Lykourgos), derived from λυκος (lykos) meaning "wolf" (genitive λυκου) and εργον (ergon) meaning "work, deed". In Greek legend this was the name of a king who was driven mad by the gods because of his impiety. This was also the name of a Spartan legislator of the 9th century BC.
LYCUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκος (Lykos) meaning "wolf". This name was borne by several characters in Greek mythology including a legendary ruler of Thebes.
LYDOS m Ancient Greek
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the semi-legendary king who gave his name to the region of Lydia in Asia Minor.
LYLE m English
From an English surname that was derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYNDON m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
LYNN f & m English
From an English surname that was derived from Welsh llyn meaning "lake". Before the start of the 20th century it was primarily used for boys, but it has since come to be more common for girls. In some cases it may be thought of as a short form of LINDA or names that end in lyn or line.
LYNWOOD m English
Variant of LINWOOD.
LYOSHA m Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
LYOV m Russian (Rare)
Diminutive of LEV (1).
LYSANDER m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσανδρος (Lysandros), derived from Greek λυσις (lysis) meaning "a release" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a notable 5th-century BC Spartan general and naval commander.
LYSIMACHUS m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσιμαχος (Lysimachos), derived from λυσις (lysis) meaning "a release, loosening" and μαχη (mache) meaning "battle". This was the name of one of the generals under Alexander the Great. After Alexander's death Lysimachus took control of Thrace.
LYUBEN m Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUDMIL m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
MAALIK m Arabic
Means "owner, possessor, master" in Arabic.
MAAN m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of HERMAN.
MAARTEN m Dutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MAAS m Dutch
Dutch short form of THOMAS.
MAAYAN f & m Hebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
MABON m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh mab meaning "son". This was the name of an old Celtic god.
MACARIO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Latin name Macarius, derived from the Greek name Μακαριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μακαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
MACAULAY m English (British)
From a surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh meaning "son of Amhalghadh", itself a given name of unknown meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1861), a British Whig politician and noted historian. The given name is borne by the American former child actor Macaulay Culkin (1980-), who was named after the British politician.
MACBETH m History
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play Macbeth loosely on this king's life.
MACHLAH f & m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACHLI m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLI.
MACIEJ m Polish
Polish form of MATTHIAS.
MACK (1) m English
From a surname that was originally a shortened form of various Gaelic surnames beginning with Mac or Mc (from Gaelic mac meaning "son"). It is also used as a generic slang term for a man.
MACK (2) m Medieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MACKENZIE f & m English
From the Gaelic surname Mac Coinnich, which means "son of COINNEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was William Lyon MacKenzie (1795-1861), a Canadian journalist and political rebel. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959-). In the United Kingdom it is more common as a masculine name.
MACSEN m Welsh
Welsh form of MAXIMUS. Magnus Maximus (known as Macsen in Welsh) was a 4th-century co-ruler of the Western Roman Empire. In Wales he was regarded as the founder of several royal lineages. He appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
MADAI m Biblical
Means "Medes" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Japheth. He was the ancestor of the Medes, an ancient people related to the Persians.
MADALITSO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MADDOX m English (Modern)
From a Welsh surname meaning "son of MADOC". It was brought to public attention when the actress Angelina Jolie gave this name to her adopted son in 2002.
MADE m & f Indonesian, Balinese
From Sanskrit मध्य (madhya) meaning "middle". This name is traditionally given to the family's second-born child.
MADHAVA m Sanskrit, Hinduism
Means "vernal, of the springtime" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It was also the name of a 14th-century Hindu scholar.
MADHU f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
MADHUKAR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHUR m & f Indian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MADISON f & m English
From an English surname meaning "son of MAUD". It was not commonly used as a feminine name until after the movie Splash (1984), in which the main character adopted it as her name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue in New York City. It was ranked second for girls in the United States by 2001. This rise from obscurity to prominence in only 18 years represents an unprecedented 550,000 percent increase in usage.... [more]
MADOC m Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh mad meaning "fortunate" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MADOG m Welsh
Variant of MADOC.
MADS m Danish
Danish short form of MATHIAS.
MÁEDÓC m Ancient Irish
Meaning unknown. Saint Máedóc (also known as Áedán) of Ferns was a 7th-century Irish bishop.
MAËL m French, Breton
French form of Breton Mael, which was derived from a Celtic word meaning "chieftain" or "prince". Saint Mael was a 5th-century Breton hermit who lived in Wales.
MAEL m Breton
Breton form of MAËL.
MÁEL COLUIM m Scottish
Gaelic form of MALCOLM.
MÁEL MÁEDÓC m Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint MÁEDÓC" in Irish. Saint Máel Máedóc (also known as Malachy) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh.
MÁEL SECHNAILL m Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint SEACHNALL" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.
MAGAHET m Chamorro
Means "true, certain" in Chamorro.
MAGDI (2) m Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Arabic مجدي (see MAJDI). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
MAGDY m Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Arabic مجدي (see MAJDI). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
MÁGHNUS m Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAGNE m Norwegian
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.
MAGNI m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse element magn meaning "mighty, strong". In Norse mythology this name is borne by a son of Thor and the giant Járnsaxa.
MAGNÚS m Icelandic
Icelandic form of MAGNUS.
MAGNUS m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint who was a missionary in Germany. It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king Magnus I, who was said to have been named after Charlemagne, or Carolus Magnus in Latin (however there was also a Norse name Magni). The name was borne by six subsequent kings of Norway as well as three kings of Sweden. It was imported to Scotland and Ireland during the Middle Ages.
MAGOMED m Avar (Russian), Chechen (Russian)
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.
MAGOMET m Avar (Russian), Chechen (Russian)
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.
MAHALAH m Biblical
Variant of MAHLAH used in the King James Version of the Old Testament.
MAHALI m Biblical
Variant of MAHLI.
MAHAMADOU m Western African
Form of MUHAMMAD used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
MƏHƏMMƏD m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHAMMAD m Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Azerbaijani MƏHƏMMƏD.
MAHATMA m History
From the Indian title महात्मा (Mahatma) meaning "great soul", derived from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and आत्मन् (atman) meaning "soul, spirit, life". This title was given to, among others, Mohandas Karamchand, also known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).
MAHAVIR m Indian, Hindi
Modern form of MAHAVIRA.
MAHAVIRA m Sanskrit
Means "great hero" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man". This was the name of the 6th-century BC founder of Jainism.
MAHDI m Arabic, Persian
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
MAHENDRA m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka. He is credited with introducing Buddhism to Sri Lanka.
MAHERSHALA m Various
From the longer name Mahershalalhashbaz, which appears in the Old Testament at Isaiah 8:1 in reference to Isaiah's symbolic son. It is written in Hebrew as מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז, and is composed of the two-word phrases מַהֵר שָׁלָל (maher shalal) and חָשׁ בַּז (chash baz), which both mean "hurry to the plunder". A famous bearer is the American actor Mahershala Ali (1974-), whose full name is Mahershalalhashbaz.
MAHESHA m Hinduism
Means "great lord" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva.
MAHFUZ m Arabic
Means "safeguarded" in Arabic.
MAHINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MAHİR m Turkish
Turkish form of MAHIR.
MAHIR m Arabic
Means "skilled" in Arabic.
MAHLAH f & m Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak, 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.
MAHLI m Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלִי (Machli), possibly meaning "weak, sick". This was the name of two characters mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MAHMOOD m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمود (see MAHMUD).
MAHMOUD m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian محمود (see MAHMUD).
MAHMUD m Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Uzbek, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praised" in Arabic, from the same root as Muhammad. This was the name of the first Muslim ruler of India (11th century). It was also borne by two Ottoman sultans.
MAHMUT m Turkish
Turkish form of MAHMUD.
MAHOMET m Arabic (Anglicized)
Archaic transcription of MUHAMMAD, based on the usual Latin spelling Mahometus.
MAHON m Irish
Anglicized form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MAHPIYA m Native American, Sioux
Means "cloud, sky" in Dakota and Lakota. This is the first part of the names of the Dakota chief Mahpiya Wicasta (1780-1863), known as Cloud Man, and the Lakota chiefs Mahpiya Luta (1822-1909), known as Red Cloud, and Mahpiya Iyapato (1838-1905), known as Touch the Clouds.
MAHZUN m Turkish
Means "sad" in Turkish.
MAIKEL m Dutch
Dutch variant form of MICHAEL.
MAINA m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "sing, dance" in Kikuyu. Kikuyu males were traditionally organized into age sets or generations, each lasting about 30 years. The Maina generation occupied the last part of the 19th century.
MAINCHÍN m Irish
Means "little monk", derived from Irish manach "monk" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MAINIO m Finnish
Means "excellent" in Finnish.
MÁIRTÍN m Irish
Irish form of MARTIN.
MAITIÚ m Irish
Irish form of MATTHEW.
MAITLAND m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a Norman French place name possibly meaning "inhospitable".
MAJ m Slovene
Either a masculine form of MAJA (1), or else from the Slovene name for the month of May.
MAJDI m Arabic
Means "glorious, praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the root مَجَدَ (majada) meaning "to be glorious".
MAJID m Arabic
Means "glorious" in Arabic, from the root مَجَدَ (majada) meaning "to be glorious".
MAJOR m English
From a surname that was originally derived from the given name Mauger, an Old French form of the Germanic name Malger meaning "council spear". The name can also be given in reference to the English word major.
MAKAIO m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MATTHEW.
MAKANA m & f Hawaiian
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
MAKAR m Russian
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKARA m & f Khmer
Means "January" in Khmer.
MAKARI m Russian (Archaic)
Alternate transcription of Russian Макарий (see MAKARIY).
MAKARIOS m Late Greek
Greek form of MACARIO.
MAKARIY m Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKENA f & m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAKHMUD m Kazakh, Chechen
Kazakh and Chechen form of MAHMUD.
MAKOTO m & f Japanese
From Japanese (makoto) meaning "sincerity", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
MAKRAM m Arabic
Means "noble trait" in Arabic, from the root كَرُمَ (karuma) meaning "to be generous".
MAKS m Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
MAKSIM m Russian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as an alternate transcription of Ukrainian Максим (see MAKSYM).
MAKSYM m Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
MAKSYMILIAN m Polish
Polish form of MAXIMILIAN.
MALACHI m Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhi) meaning "my messenger" or "my angel". This is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Malachi, which some claim foretells the coming of Christ. In England the name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
MALACHY m Irish
Anglicized form of MÁEL SECHNAILL or MÁEL MÁEDÓC, influenced by the spelling of MALACHI. Saint Malachy (in Irish, Máel Máedóc) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh renowned for his miracles.
MALAK f & m Arabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MAL'AKHI m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MALACHI.
MALCOLM m Scottish, English
From Scottish Gaelic Máel Coluim, which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father. The character Malcolm in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth (1606) is based on him. Another famous bearer was Malcolm X (1925-1965), an American civil rights leader.
MALCOM m English
Variant of MALCOLM.
MALDWYN m Welsh
Welsh form of BALDWIN.
MALEKO m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MARK.
MALIK (1) m Arabic
Means "king" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الملك (al-Malik) is one of the 99 names of Allah. This can also be another way of transcribing the name مالك (see MAALIK).
MALIK (2) m Native American, Greenlandic
Means "wave" in Greenlandic.
MALKHAZ m Georgian
Possibly means "beautiful, elegant, youthful" in Georgian.
MALO m Breton
Means "bright pledge", derived from Old Breton mach "pledge, hostage" and lou "bright, brilliant". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint, supposedly a companion of Saint Brendan on his trans-Atlantic journey. He later went to Brittany, where he founded the monastic settlement of Saint-Malo.
MALONE m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint JOHN".
MALTE m Danish, Swedish, German
Short form of the Germanic name HELMOLD.
MALTHE m Danish, German
Variant of MALTE.
MALVOLIO m Literature
Means "ill will" in Italian. This name was invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play Twelfth Night (1602).
MAMADOU m Western African
Form of MUHAMMAD used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
MAMADU m Western African
Form of MUHAMMAD used in western Africa (Guinea-Bissau).
MAMOUN m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic مأمون (see MAMUN).
MAMUKA m Georgian
Means "little father" in Georgian.
MAMUN m Arabic, Bengali
Means "trustworthy" in Arabic.
MANAEM m Biblical Greek
Form of MENAHEM used in the Greek Old Testament.
MANAGOLD m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements manag "many" and wald "power, rule".
MANAHEM m Biblical Latin
Form of MENAHEM used in the Latin Old Testament.
MANAIA f & m Maori
From the name of a stylized design common in Maori carvings. It represents a mythological creature with the head of a bird and the body of a human.
MANAS m Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANASSEH m Biblical
Means "causing to forget" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the oldest son of Joseph and Asenath and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. It was also borne by a 7th-century BC king of Judah, condemned in the bible for allowing the worship of other gods.
MANASSES m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MANASSEH used in the Greek and Latin Bible. It is also the form used in some English versions of the New Testament.
MANDAWUY m Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Means "from clay" in Yolngu.
MANDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
MANDLA m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "strength, power" in Zulu and Ndebele.
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