Masculine Names

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MAZIN m Arabic
Means "rain clouds" in Arabic.
MCKINLEY f & m English
From a surname, the Gaelic form of which is Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH". A famous bearer was the assassinated American president William McKinley (1843-1901).
MEADE m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that 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
Alternate transcription of Arabic مدحت (see MIDHAT).
MEES m Dutch
Diminutive of BARTHOLOMEUS.
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, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Persian and North African 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
Alternate transcription of Urdu محمود (see MEHMUD).
MEHMÛD m Kurdish
Kurdish form of MAHMUD.
MEHMUD m Urdu
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
MEHMUT m Uyghur
Uyghur form of MAHMUD.
MEHR m & f Persian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of MITHRA. As a Persian vocabulary word it means "friendship" and "sun". It is also the name of the seventh month of the Persian calendar. All these derive from the same source: the Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, covenant, agreement".
MEHRAB m Persian, Literature
From مهر (Mehr), the Persian word for MITHRA, combined with Persian آب (ab) meaning "water". This is the name of the king of Kabul in the 11th-century Persian epic the Shahnameh.
MEHRDAD m Persian
From Persian مهر (mehr) meaning "sun" and داد (dad) meaning "given". Since مهر is also the Modern Persian form of MITHRA, this name can also function as a modern 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.
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) meaning "black, dark" and ανθος (anthos) meaning "flower". In Homer's epic the Odyssey this is the name of an insolent goatherd killed by Odysseus.
MELCHIOR m Dutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
Possibly from the Hebrew roots מֶלֶכְ (melekh) meaning "king" and אוֹר ('or) meaning "light". 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. According to medieval tradition he was a king of Persia.
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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֶלֶך (see 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 Semitic Mythology
Means "king of the city", 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 that 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 that probably originated as a variant of MELVILLE.
MELVYN m English
Variant of MELVIN.
MEMPHIS m English (Modern)
From the name of an important city of ancient Egypt, or the city in Tennessee that was named after it. It is derived from a Greek form of Egyptian Mn-nfr meaning "enduring beauty".
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
Modern Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENASHSHEH m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical 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.
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 is the name of the youngest son of Levi in the Old Testament.
MERCURIO m Italian
Italian 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 and a metallic chemical element, both named for the god.
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 (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from the Welsh given name MEURIG.
MERRILL m English
From an English surname that was derived either from the given name MURIEL or from place names meaning "pleasant hill".
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 that 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
Modern Hebrew transcription of MESHULLAM.
MESHULLAM m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MESSIAH m Theology, English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "saviour", ultimately from Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach) meaning "anointed". The word appears in the Old Testament referring to a future king of the Jewish people. In the New Testament it is translated as Christ and is used as a title of Jesus.
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.
METE m Turkish
Turkish form of MODU.
METEHAN m Turkish
Combination of METE and Turkish han meaning "khan, ruler, leader", referring to the 3rd-century BC Xiongnu ruler Modu Chanyu.
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) meaning "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) meaning "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.
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) meaning "mother" (genitive μητρος) and φανης (phanes) meaning "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).
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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֵאִיר (see 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.
MICAEL m Swedish, Portuguese
Swedish and Portuguese variant form of MICHAEL.
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.
MICAJAH m & f Biblical
Variant of MICAIAH.
MICHA (1) m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, German, Dutch
Form of MICAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. It is also the German and Dutch form.
MICHA (2) m & f German, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHAËL m Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of MICHAEL.
MICHAEL m English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament he is named as a protector of Israel. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies in the war against Satan, and is thus considered the patron saint of soldiers in Christianity.... [more]
MICHAIL m Greek, Russian
Modern Greek transcription of MICHAEL. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Михаил (see MIKHAIL).
MICHAL (1) m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MICHAEL.
MICHAŁ m Polish
Polish form of MICHAEL.
MICHALIS m Greek
Modern Greek variant of MICHAEL.
MÍCHEÁL m Irish
Irish form of MICHAEL.
MÌCHEAL m Scottish
Scottish form of MICHAEL.
MICHEAL m English
Variant of MICHAEL.
MICHEIL m Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of MICHAEL.
MICHEL m French, German, Dutch
French form of MICHAEL. Michel de Notredame, also known as Nostradamus, was the 16th-century French astrologer who made predictions about future world events. This is also the German diminutive form of MICHAEL.
MICHELANGELO m Italian
Combination of MICHAEL and ANGELO, referring to the archangel Michael. The Renaissance painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, from Florence, was the man who created such great works of art as the statue of David and the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This name was also borne by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.
MICHELE (1) m Italian
Italian form of MICHAEL.
MICHI (1) m & f Japanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
MICHI (2) m & f German
German diminutive of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHIEL m Dutch
Dutch form of MICHAEL.
MIĈJO m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICK m English, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL. This name has become a slang term for an Irishman.
MICKAËL m French
French variant form of MICHAEL.
MICKEY m & f English
Diminutive or feminine form of MICHAEL. This was the name that Walt Disney gave to Ub Iwerks' cartoon character Mickey Mouse, who was originally named Mortimer Mouse. Another famous bearer was the American baseball player Mickey Mantle (1931-1995).
MICKY m English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICTLANTECUHTLI m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "lord of Mictlan" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the skeletal ruler of Mictlan, the realm of the dead, with his wife Mictecacihuatl.
MIDAS m Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek myth Midas was a king of Phrygia in Asia Minor. He was granted a wish by the god Dionysos - that everything he touch be turned to gold.
MIDHAT m Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIECZYSŁAW m Polish
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
MIERVALDIS m Latvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".
MIES f & m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA or BARTHOLOMEUS.
MIESZKO m Polish
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.
MIGUEL m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MICHAEL. A notable bearer of this name was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the Spanish novelist and poet who wrote Don Quixote.
MIGUEL ÁNGEL m Spanish
Spanish cognate of MICHELANGELO.
MIHA m Slovene
Short form of MIHAEL.
MIHAEL m Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIĤAELO m Esperanto
Original Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIHAI m Romanian
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIHAIL m Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also an alternate transcription of Greek Μιχαηλ (see MICHAIL).
MIHAILO m Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILS m Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIHĂIȚĂ m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIHAJLO m Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHALIS m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Μιχαλης (see MICHALIS).
MIHÁLY m Hungarian
Hungarian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAMMAD m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد (see MUHAMMAD).
MIHANGEL m Welsh
Welsh name of the archangel Michael, formed from a contraction of MICHAEL and "angel".
MIHEMED m Kurdish
Kurdish form of MUHAMMAD.
MIHKEL m Estonian
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
MIHKKAL m Sami
Northern Sami form of MICHAEL.
MIHO (1) m Croatian
Short form of MIHAEL or MIHOVIL.
MIHOVIL m Croatian
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIJO m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MILAN or MIHOVIL.
MIKA (1) m Finnish
Finnish short form of MIKAEL.
MIKAEL m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Breton
Scandinavian, Finnish and Breton form of MICHAEL.
MIKAERE m Maori
Maori form of MICHAEL.
MIKAIL m Turkish
Turkish form of MICHAEL.
MIKALA m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MICHAEL.
MIKALAI m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Мікалай (see MIKALAY).
MIKALAY m Belarusian
Belarusian form of NICHOLAS.
MIKE m English
Short form of MICHAEL.
MIKEL m Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MIĶELIS m Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIKELO m Esperanto
Modern Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIKEY m English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIKHA'EL m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAEL m Hebrew, Biblical Greek
Modern Hebrew form of MICHAEL, as well as an alternate Greek transcription.
MIKHAH m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAH.
MIKHA'IL m Arabic
Arabic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAIL m Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian and Belarusian form of MICHAEL, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Михаил (see MIHAIL). This was the name of two Russian tsars. Other notable bearers include the poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).
MIKHAILO m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Михайло (see MYKHAILO).
MIKHAILU m Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAYHU m & f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIKHEIL m Georgian
Georgian form of MICHAEL.
MIKITA m Belarusian
Belarusian form of NIKETAS.
MIKKEL m Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MICHAEL. It can also derive from the Scandinavian root mikill meaning "enormous".
MIKKJAL m Faroese
Faroese form of MICHAEL.
MIKKO m Finnish
Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKLAVŽ m Slovene
Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
MIKLÓS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of NICHOLAS.
MIKO m Finnish
Variant of MIKKO.
MIKOŁAJ m Polish
Polish form of NICHOLAS.
MIKOLÁŠ m Czech
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MIKSA m Hungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MIKULA m Czech (Rare)
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MIKULÁŠ m Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MILÁN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of MILAN.
MILAN m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.
MILBURN m English
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "mill stream" in Old English.
MILE m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILEN m Bulgarian
Variant of MILAN.
MILENKO m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
MILES m English
From the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. The meaning is not known for certain. It is possibly connected to the Slavic name element milu meaning "gracious". From an early date it was associated with Latin miles "soldier".... [more]
MILFORD m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from various place names all meaning "ford by a mill" in Old English.
MILIAN m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MAXIMILIAN.
MILIVOJ m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILJENKO m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of MILAN.
MILKO m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILLARD m English
From an occupational English surname meaning "guardian of the mill" in Old English.
MILLE f & m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian short form of EMILIE (feminine) and Swedish short form of EMIL (masculine).
MILO m English, Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MILES, as well as the Latinized form. This form of the name was used in official documents during the Middle Ages, and it has been used independently since the 19th century.
MILODRAG m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of MIODRAG.
MIŁOGOST m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and gosti meaning "guest".
MILOGOST m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MIŁOGOST.
MILOJE m Serbian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILOJICA m Serbian
Diminutive of MILOJE.
MILOMIR m Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MILORAD m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and rad "happy, willing".
MILOŠ m Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian hero who apparently killed the Ottoman sultan Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo.
MILOSH m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILOŠ.
MILOSLAV m Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MIŁOSŁAW m Polish (Rare)
Polish cognate of MILOSLAV.
MIŁOSZ m Polish
Polish cognate of MILOŠ.
MILOVAN m Serbian
From Serbian миловати (milovati) meaning "to caress".
MILTIADES m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μιλτος (miltos) meaning "red earth" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of the general who led the Greek forces to victory against the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.
MILTON m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "mill town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was John Milton (1608-1674), the poet who wrote Paradise Lost.
MIN m & f Chinese, Korean
From (mǐn) meaning "quick, clever, sharp", (mín) meaning "people, citizens", or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters that are pronounced similarly.
MINATO m & f Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (minato) meaning "harbour", as well as other combinations of kanji having the same pronunciation.
MINDAUGAS m Lithuanian
Possibly from Lithuanian mintis "thought" or minti "remember" combined with daug "much". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Lithuania.
MINENHLE f & m Southern African, Zulu
From Zulu imini "day" and hle "beautiful".
MING m & f Chinese
From Chinese (míng) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (míng) meaning "inscribe, engrave", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
MINH m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).
MIN-JUN m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINKE m & f Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MINORU m & f Japanese
From Japanese (minoru) meaning "to bear fruit", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
MINOS m Greek Mythology
Possibly from a Cretan word or title meaning "king". This was the name of a king of Crete in Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and Europa. Because Minos had refused to sacrifice a certain bull to Poseidon, the god had caused his wife Pasiphaë to mate with the bull, which produced the half-bull creature called the Minotaur. Minos had Daedalus construct the Labyrinth to house the beast, but it was eventually slain by Theseus.
MIN-SU m & f Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINTXO m Basque
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
MIODRAG m Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbo-Croatian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with dragu meaning "precious".
MIOMIR m Serbian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIQUEL m Catalan
Catalan form of MICHAEL.
MİRAÇ m Turkish
Turkish form of MIRAJ.
MIRAJ m Arabic
Means "place of ascent" in Arabic.
MIRAN m Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRČE m Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIRCEA m Romanian
Romanian form of MIRČE. This name was borne by a 14th-century ruler of Wallachia.
MIRCHE m Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Мирче (see MIRČE).
MIRCO m Italian
Italian variant of MIRKO.
MIREK m Czech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRKO m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MIRO m Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MIROSLAV.
MIRON (1) m Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MIRON (2) m Hebrew
From the name of the highest mountain in Israel, Mount Meron. It is also the name of a village on its slopes, thought to be on the same site as the ancient Canaanite city of Merom.
MIROSLAV m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MIROSŁAW m Polish
Polish form of MIROSLAV.
MIRSAD m Bosnian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Arabic meaning "watchtower" or Persian meaning "ambush".
MIRZA m Persian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
MIŠA m & f Serbian, Slovene
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine.
MISHA m Russian
Russian diminutive of MIKHAIL.
MISHO m Georgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.
MISI m Hungarian
Diminutive of MIHÁLY.
MIS'ID m Arabic
Variant of MUS'AD.
MISKA m Hungarian, Finnish
Diminutive of MIHÁLY or MIKAEL.
MIŠKO m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIHAEL, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MISLAV m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element mysli "thought" or moji "my" combined with slava "glory". This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav.
MISTEFA m Kurdish
Kurdish form of MUSTAFA.
MITCH m English
Short form of MITCHELL.
MITCHELL m English
From a surname, itself derived from the given name MICHAEL or in some cases from Middle English michel meaning "big, large".
MİTHAT m Turkish
Turkish form of MIDHAT.
MITHRA m Persian Mythology
Derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, covenant, agreement". In Persian mythology he was a god of light and friendship, the son of the supreme god Ahura Mazda. Worship of him eventually spread outside of Persia, where it was known as Mithraism.
MITHRIDATES m Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Greek form of the Old Persian name Mithradatha meaning "gift of MITHRA". This was the name (in Greek) of several kings of Parthia and Pontus.
MITICĂ m Romanian
Diminutive of DUMITRU. This is the name of a character in early 20th-century stories by the Romanian author Ion Luca Caragiale.
MITJA m Slovene
Slovene form of MITYA.
MITRA (1) m & f Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of MITHRA. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
MITROFAN m Russian
Russian form of METROPHANES.
MITSUAKI m Japanese
From Japanese (mitsu) meaning "light" and (aki) meaning "bright, luminous". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
MITUL m Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
MITXEL m Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MITYA m Russian
Diminutive of DMITRIY or MITROFAN.
MLADEN m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
MNASON m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.
MO f & m English
Short form of MAUREEN, MAURICE, MORRIS, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOAB m Biblical
Means "of his father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Lot. He was the ancestor of the Moabites, a people who lived in the region called Moab to the east of Israel.
MOACIR m Native American, Tupi
Possibly means "son of pain" in Tupi. This is the name of the son of Iracema and Martim in the novel Iracema (1865) by José de Alencar.
MOANA f & m Maori, Hawaiian, Tahitian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
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