Masculine Names

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MANDLENKOSI m Southern African, Zulu, Ndebele
From Zulu and Ndebele amandla "strength, power" and inkosi "king, chief".
MANEL m Catalan
Catalan form of MANUEL.
MANFRED m German, Dutch, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Lord Byron's drama Manfred (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.
MANFREDI m Italian
Southern Italian form of MANFRED.
MANFREDO m Italian
Italian form of MANFRED.
MANFRIED m German (Rare)
German form of MANFRED.
MANGATJAY m Indigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
MANI (1) m Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada
Means "jewel" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata this name is borne by a serpent and an attendant of Skanda.
MANI (2) m Persian
Meaning unknown, presumably of Persian origin. Mani was a 3rd-century prophet who founded the religion of Manichaeism (which is now extinct).
MANINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
MANISH m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".
MANJEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
MANLEY m English
From an English surname, originally a place name, meaning "common clearing" in Old English.
MANLIO m Italian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANLIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin mane "morning". Marcus Manlius Capitolinus was a Roman consul who saved Rome from the Gauls in the 4th century BC.
MANNES m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of HERMAN.
MANNIX m Irish
Anglicized form of MAINCHÍN.
MANNO m Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element man meaning "man".
MANNY m English
Short form of EMMANUEL.
MANOEL m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of EMMANUEL.
MANOJA m Hinduism
Means "born of the mind", from Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu god Kama.
MANOLO m Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MANUEL.
MANOUEL m Late Greek
Medieval Greek form of MANUEL.
MANPREET f & m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and प्रीति (priti) meaning "pleasure, joy, love".
MÅNS m Swedish
Swedish variant of MAGNUS.
MANSEL m English (Rare)
From an English surname that originally referred to a person who came from the French city of Le Mans.
MANSOOR m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic منصور (see MANSUR).
MANSUR m Arabic, Turkish, Indonesian, Uzbek
Means "victorious" in Arabic. Abu Jafar al-Mansur was an 8th-century Abbasid caliph and the founder of the city of Baghdad.
MANTAS m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian mantus meaning "intelligent". Herkus Mantas was a 13th-century Prussian hero who fought against the Teutonic Knights.
MANTVYDAS m Lithuanian
From the Baltic elements mantus "intelligent" and vyd "to see".
MANU (1) m Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "thinking, wise" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is a title of Svayambhuva, the progenitor of the human race, as well as several of his descendants.
MANU (2) m & f French, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (and also of MANUELA in Germany).
MANU (3) m Finnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MANUEL m Spanish, Portuguese, German, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors. It is possible this form of the name was transmitted to Spain and Portugal from Byzantium, since there were connections between the royal families (king Ferdinand III of Castile married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, who had Byzantine roots, and had a son named Manuel). The name has been used in Iberia since at least the 13th century and was borne by two kings of Portugal.
MANUELE m Italian
Italian variant of MANUEL.
MANUS m Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAO (2) m Limburgish
Short form of EDMAO or REMAO.
MAOILIOS m Scottish
Means "servant of JESUS" in Scottish Gaelic.
MAOLSHEACHLANN m Irish
Modern Irish form of MÁEL SECHLAINN.
MAOR m Hebrew
Means "a light" in Hebrew.
MAQSOOD m Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Urdu مقصود (see MAQSUD).
MAQSUD m Arabic, Urdu
Means "intention, aim" in Arabic.
MAQUINNA m Native American, Nuu-chah-nulth
Meaning unknown, of Nuu-chah-nulth (also known as Nootka) origin. This was the name of a late 18th-century chief of the Mowachaht.
MARAM f & m Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MARAT m Tatar
Tatar form of MURAD.
MARC m French, Catalan, Welsh
French, Catalan and Welsh form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARCAS m Irish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARCEAU m French
Old French variant of MARCEL. A famous bearer of the surname was the French general François Séverin Marceau (1769-1796).
MARCEL m French, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS used in several languages. Notable bearers include the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922) and the French artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968).
MARCELI m Polish
Polish form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELIN m French
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINHO m Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCELO.
MARCELINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLIN m French
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINO m Italian
Italian form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was derived from MARCELLUS. Saint Marcellinus was a pope of the early 4th century who was supposedly martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
MARCELLO m Italian
Italian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLUS m Ancient Roman, German, Dutch
Roman family name that was originally a diminutive of MARCUS. This was the name of two popes.
MARCELO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLUS.
MARCIAL m Spanish
Spanish form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARCIANO m Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of MARCIANUS.
MARCIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Eastern Roman emperor. It was also borne by a 2nd-century saint: a bishop of Tortona, Italy.
MARCIN m Polish
Polish form of MARTIN.
MÁRCIO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIUS.
MARCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of MARCIUS.
MĀRCIS m Latvian
Originally a short form of MĀRTIŅŠ, now used independently.
MARCIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, king of Rome.
MARCO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of Marcus (see MARK). During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
MARCOS m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARCUS m Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Roman praenomen, or given name, that was probably derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. This was among the most popular of the Roman praenomina. Famous bearers include Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero), a 1st-century BC statesman and orator, Marcus Antonius (known as Mark Antony), a 1st-century BC politician, and Marcus Aurelius, a notable 2nd-century emperor. This was also the name of a pope of the 4th century. This spelling has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world, though the traditional English form Mark has been more common.
MARDUK m Semitic Mythology
Probably from Sumerian amar-Utuk meaning "calf of Utu", derived from amar combined with the name of the sun god UTU. This was the name of the chief Babylonian god, presiding over heaven, light, sky, battle, and fertility. After killing the dragon Tiamat, who was an old enemy of the gods, he created the world and sky from the pieces of her body.
MAREDUDD m Welsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MAREK m Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MARGH m Cornish
Cornish form of MARK.
MARÍA f & m Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA.... [more]
MARIA f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, 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]
MARIÁN m Slovak, Czech, Hungarian
Slovak, Czech and Hungarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIAN (2) m Polish, Czech, Romanian
Polish, Czech and Romanian form of MARIANUS. It is sometimes used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANO m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name, which was itself derived from the Roman name MARIUS. This was the name of an early saint.
MARIE f & m French, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch
French and Czech form of MARIA. It has been very common in France since the 13th century. At the opening of the 20th century it was given to approximately 20 percent of French girls. This percentage has declined steadily over the course of the century, and it dropped from the top rank in 1958.... [more]
MARIJAN m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of MARIANUS.
MARIJN m & f Dutch
Dutch masculine and feminine form of MARINUS.
MARIJO m Croatian
Croatian form of MARIUS.
MARIJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARIUS.
MARIN m French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARINHO m Portuguese
Diminutive of MÁRIO.
MARINKO m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of MARIN.
MARINO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
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 racecar driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MARION (2) m English
From a French surname that 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.
MĀRIS m Latvian
Latvian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MÀRIU m Sardinian
Sardinian form of MARIUS.
MARIUS m Ancient Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French, Lithuanian
Roman family name that 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.
MARIYAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of MARIANUS.
MARJAN (2) m Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of MARIANUS.
MÁRK m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARK m English, Russian, Dutch, Danish, Biblical
Form of Latin MARCUS used in several languages. 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]
MARKAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARKEL m Basque
Basque form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARKIYAN m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of MARCIANUS.
MARKKU m Finnish
Finnish form of Marcus (see 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 Marcus (see MARK).
MARKUSS m Latvian
Latvian form of Marcus (see 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.
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 that derives from the Old French word marche meaning "march, borderland". The title 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 meaning "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 that originally denoted a person who was a marshal. The word marshal originally derives from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant".
MARTE (2) m Roman Mythology (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARS.
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 French, 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).
MĀRTIŅŠ m Latvian
Latvian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINS m Latvian
Latvian variant of MĀRTIŅŠ.
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, Manx, Ukrainian
Welsh, Manx 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 that was derived from the given name MERVYN. A famous bearer was the American musician Marvin Gaye (1939-1984).
MARWIN m German
German variant of MARVIN.
MARZELL m German (Rare)
German variant of MARCELLUS.
MARZIO m Italian
Italian form of MARCIUS.
MASAHIKO m Japanese
From Japanese (masa) meaning "elegant, graceful" or (masa) meaning "right, proper" combined with (hiko) meaning "boy, prince". This name can be formed from other kanji combinations as well.
MASAMBA m Eastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MASAMI f & m Japanese
From Japanese (masa) meaning "become" or (masa) meaning "right, proper" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji.
MASAO m Japanese
From Japanese (masa) meaning "right, proper" or (masa) meaning "government" combined with (o) meaning "hero, manly" or (o) meaning "man, husband". This name can be formed from other kanji combinations as well.
MASARU m Japanese
From Japanese (masaru) meaning "victory" or (masaru) meaning "excellence". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MASASHI m Japanese
From Japanese (masa) meaning "government" or (masa) meaning "elegant, graceful" combined with (shi) meaning "will, purpose". Many other kanji combinations can form this name as well.
MASON m English
From an English surname meaning "stoneworker", from an Old French word of Germanic origin (akin to Old English macian "to make"). In the United States this name began to increase in popularity in the 1980s, likely because of its fashionable sound. It peaked in 2011, when it ranked as the second most popular name for boys.
MASOOD m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian مسعود (see MAS'UD).
MASOUD m Arabic, Persian
Alternate transcription of Arabic/Persian مسعود (see 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
Alternate transcription of Persian مسعود (see MAS'UD).
MASTERMAN m English (Rare)
From a surname that 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
Modern Hebrew 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.
MATEVOS m Armenian (Rare)
Armenian 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 (Modern)
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATHEO m Norwegian (Modern), Swedish (Modern)
Norwegian and Swedish 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.
MATHIJS m Dutch
Dutch form of MATTHIAS.
MATHIS m German, French
German and French form of MATTHIAS.
MATHÚIN m Irish
Modern Irish form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
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.
MATĪSS m Latvian
Latvian form of MATTHEW.
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.
MATTÉO m French
French form of MATTEO or MATEO.
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.
MATTHEW m English, Biblical
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH", from the roots מַתָּן (mattan) meaning "gift" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. 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.
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
Alternate transcription of Ancient Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ (see MATTITYAHU).
MATTS m Swedish
Variant of MATS.
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.
MATVEI m Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Матвей (see MATVEY).
MATVEY m Russian
Russian form of MATTHEW.
MATXIN m Basque
Diminutive of MATTIN.
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).
MĀUI 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).
MAURUS m Late Roman
Latin name meaning "dark-skinned, Moorish". 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, Czech, Russian, Catalan
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Макс (see MAKS).
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.
MAXI m & f Spanish, German
Spanish short form of MAXIMILIANO (masculine) or German short form of MAXIMILIANE (feminine) or MAXIMILIAN (masculine).
MÀXIM m Catalan
Catalan form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIM m Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Czech
Alternate transcription of Russian Максим or Belarusian Максім (see MAKSIM) or Ukrainian Максим (see MAKSYM). This is also the Czech form.
MAXIME m French
French form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMIANO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
MAXIMIANUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that 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).
MAXIMILIEN m French
French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMINO m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MAXIMINUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was derived from MAXIMUS. Saint Maximinus was a 4th-century bishop of Trier.
MÁXIMO m Spanish
Spanish form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMÓN m Mythology
The name of a trickster folk deity, also called San Simón, worshipped by the Maya people in parts of Guatemala. He is a syncretic figure thought to have arisen during the Spanish conquest, and is typically represented by a man-sized, cigar-smoking, alcohol-drinking wooden effigy. The meaning of the name is uncertain. It could be a blend of Mam, a title of some of the Maya gods meaning "grandfather", and SIMÓN, referring to Saint Peter. Alternatively it might be related to Mayan max "tobacco".
MAXIMUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that 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 that was derived from the Germanic given name MEGINHARD.
MAYRBEK m Chechen
Derived from Nakh майра (mayra) meaning "husband, brave man" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
MAYUR m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MAZHAR m Turkish
Means "honoured" in Turkish.
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