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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is M.
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MAALIKmArabic
Means "owner, possessor, master" in Arabic.
MAANmLimburgish
Limburgish short form of HERMAN.
MAARTENmDutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MAASmDutch
Dutch short form of THOMAS.
MAAYANf & mHebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
MABONmWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh mab meaning "son". This was the name of an old Celtic god.
MACARIOmSpanish
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.
MACBETHmHistory
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.
MACHLAHf & mBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACIEJmPolish
Polish form of MATTHIAS.
MACK (1)mEnglish
From a surname which 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)mMedieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MACKENZIEf & mEnglish
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-).
MACSENmWelsh
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.
MADAImBiblical
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.
MADALITSOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MADDOXmEnglish (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.
MADEm & fIndonesian, Balinese
From Sanskrit मध्य (madhya) meaning "middle". This name is traditionally given to the family's second-born child.
MADHAVAmSanskrit, 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.
MADHUf & mIndian, 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).
MADHUKARmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHURm & fIndian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MADISONf & mEnglish
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. A famous bearer of the surname was James Madison (1751-1836), one of the authors of the American constitution who later served as president.
MADOCmWelsh
Possibly derived from Welsh mad "fortunate" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MADOGmWelsh
Variant of MADOC.
MADSmDanish
Danish short form of MATHIAS.
MÁEDÓCmAncient Irish
Meaning unknown. Saint Máedóc (also known as Áedán) of Ferns was a 7th-century Irish bishop.
MAËLmFrench, Breton
French form of Breton Mael, which was derived from a Celtic word meaning "chief" or "prince". Saint Mael was a 5th-century Breton hermit who lived in Wales.
MAELmBreton
Breton form of MAËL.
MÁEL MÁEDÓCmAncient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint MÁEDÓC" in Irish. Saint Máel Máedóc (also known as Malachy) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh.
MÁEL SECHNAILLmAncient 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.
MAGAHETmChamorro
Means "true, certain" in Chamorro.
MÁGHNUSmIrish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAGNEmNorwegian
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.
MAGNImAncient 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.
MAGNÚSmIcelandic
Icelandic form of MAGNUS.
MAGNUSmSwedish, 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.
MAGOMEDmAvar (Russified), Chechen (Russified)
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.
MAGOMETmAvar (Russified), Chechen (Russified)
Russian form of MUHAMMAD, used particularly in the Caucasus.
MAHALAHmBiblical
Variant of MAHLAH used in the King James Version of the Old Testament.
MAHALImBiblical
Variant of MAHLI.
MƏHƏMMƏDmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHAMMADmAzerbaijani
Variant transcription of MƏHƏMMƏD.
MAHATMAmHistory
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).
MAHAVIRmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of MAHAVIRA.
MAHAVIRAmSanskrit
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.
MAHDImArabic, Persian
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
MAHENDRAmIndian, 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.
MAHESHAmHinduism
Means "great lord" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva.
MAHFUZmArabic
Means "safeguarded" in Arabic.
MAHINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MAHİRmTurkish
Turkish form of MAHIR.
MAHIRmArabic
Means "skilled" in Arabic.
MAHLAHf & mBiblical
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.
MAHLImBiblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלִי (Machli), possibly meaning "weak, sick". This was the name of two characters mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MAHMOODmArabic
Variant transcription of MAHMUD.
MAHMOUDmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAHMUD.
MAHMUDmArabic, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy" 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.
MAHMUTmTurkish
Turkish form of MAHMUD.
MAHOMETmArabic (Anglicized)
Archaic transcription of MUHAMMAD, based on the usual Latin spelling Mahometus.
MAHONmIrish
Anglicized form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MAHPIYAmNative 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.
MAHZUNmTurkish
Means "sad" in Turkish.
MAIKELmDutch
Dutch variant form of MICHAEL.
MAINAmEastern 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.
MAINCHÍNmIrish
Means "little monk", derived from Irish manach "monk" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MAINIOmFinnish
Means "excellent" in Finnish.
MÁIRTÍNmIrish
Irish form of MARTIN.
MAITIÚmIrish
Irish form of MATTHEW.
MAITLANDmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a Norman French place name possibly meaning "inhospitable".
MAJmSlovene
Either a masculine form of MAJA (1), or else from the Slovene name for the month of May.
MAJIDmArabic
Means "glorious" in Arabic.
MAJORmEnglish
From a surname which 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.
MAKAIOmHawaiian
Hawaiian form of MATTHEW.
MAKANAm & fHawaiian
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
MAKARmRussian
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKARAm & fKhmer
Means "January" in Khmer.
MAKARImRussian (Archaic)
Variant transcription of MAKARIY.
MAKARIOSmLate Greek
Original Greek form of MACARIO.
MAKARIYmRussian (Archaic)
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKENAf & mEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAKHMUDmUzbek, Kazakh, Chechen
Uzbek, Kazakh and Chechen form of MAHMUD.
MAKOTOm & fJapanese
From Japanese (makoto) meaning "sincerity", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
MAKRAMmArabic
Means "generous" or "noble" in Arabic.
MAKSmRussian
Short form of MAKSIM.
MAKSIMmRussian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as a variant transliteration of Ukrainian MAKSYM.
MAKSYMmUkrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
MALACHImHebrew, 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.
MALACHYmIrish
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.
MALAKf & mArabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MALCOLMmScottish, English
From Scottish 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.
MALDWYNmWelsh
Welsh form of BALDWIN.
MALEKOmHawaiian
Hawaiian form of MARK.
MALIK (1)mArabic
Means "king" in Arabic. It can also be a variant transcription of MAALIK. In Islamic tradition الملك (al-Malik) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
MALIK (2)mNative American, Greenlandic
Means "wave" in Greenlandic.
MALKHAZmGeorgian
Possibly means "beautiful, elegant, youthful" in Georgian.
MALONEmEnglish (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint JOHN".
MALTEmDanish, Swedish, German
Short form of the Germanic name HELMOLD.
MALVOLIOmLiterature
Means "ill will" in Italian. This name was invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
MAMADOUmWestern African, Wolof, Serer, Fula, Manding
Form of MUHAMMAD used in western Africa.
MAMOUNmArabic
Variant transcription of MAMUN.
MAMUKAmGeorgian
Means "little father" in Georgian.
MAMUNmArabic, Bengali
Means "trustworthy" in Arabic.
MANAEMmBiblical Greek
Form of MENAHEM used in the Greek Old Testament.
MANAHEMmBiblical Latin
Form of MENAHEM used in the Latin Old Testament.
MANAIAf & mMaori
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.
MANASmBengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANASSEHmBiblical
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.
MANASSESmBiblical, 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.
MANDAWUYmIndigenous Australian, Yolngu
Means "from clay" in Yolngu.
MANDEEPm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
MANDLAmSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "strength, power" in Zulu and Ndebele.
MANDLENKOSImSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
From Zulu and Ndebele amandla "strength, power" and inkosi "king, chief".
MANELmCatalan
Catalan form of MANUEL.
MANFREDmGerman, Dutch, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in 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.
MANFREDOmItalian
Italian form of MANFRED.
MANGATJAYmIndigenous Australian, Yolngu
Meaning unknown, of Yolngu origin.
MANI (1)mHinduism, 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)mPersian
Meaning unknown, presumably of Persian origin. Mani was a 3rd-century prophet who founded the religion of Manichaeism (which is now extinct).
MANINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
MANISHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANIUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".
MANJEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
MANLEYmEnglish
From an English surname, originally a place name, meaning "common clearing" in Old English.
MANLIOmItalian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANLIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which 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.
MANNESmDutch
Dutch diminutive of HERMAN.
MANNIXmIrish
Anglicized form of MAINCHÍN.
MANNOmAncient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element man meaning "man".
MANNYmEnglish
Short form of EMMANUEL.
MANOELmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of EMMANUEL.
MANOJAmHinduism
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.
MANOLOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of MANUEL.
MANOUELmLate Greek
Medieval Greek form of MANUEL.
MÅNSmSwedish
Swedish variant of MAGNUS.
MANSELmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which originally referred to a person who came from the French city of Le Mans.
MANSOORmArabic
Variant transcription of MANSUR.
MANSURmArabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Means "victorious" in Arabic. Abu Jafar al-Mansur was an 8th-century Abbasid caliph and the founder of the city of Baghdad.
MANU (1)mHinduism, 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 & fFrench, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (and also of MANUELA in Germany).
MANUELmSpanish, 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.
MANUELEmItalian
Italian variant of MANUEL.
MANUSmIrish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAO (2)mLimburgish
Short form of EDMAO or REMAO.
MAOILIOSmScottish
Means "servant of JESUS" in Scottish Gaelic.
MAOLSHEACHLANNmIrish
Modern Irish form of MÁEL SECHLAINN.
MAORmHebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
MAQSOODmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of MAQSUD.
MAQSUDmArabic, Urdu
Means "intention, aim" in Arabic.
MAQUINNAmNative 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.
MARAMf & mArabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MARATmTatar
Tatar form of MURAD.
MARCmFrench, Catalan, Welsh
French, Catalan and Welsh form of MARK.
MARCASmIrish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of MARK.
MARCELmFrench, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS. A notable bearer was the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922).
MARCELImPolish
Polish form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELINmFrench
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCELO.
MARCELINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLmHungarian
Hungarian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLINUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which 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.
MARCELLOmItalian
Italian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLUSmAncient Roman, German, Dutch
Roman family name which was originally a diminutive of MARCUS. This was the name of two popes.
MARCELOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLUS.
MARCIALmSpanish
Spanish form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARCIANOmPortuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of MARCIANUS.
MARCIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which 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.
MARCINmPolish
Polish form of MARTIN.
MÁRCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIUS.
MARCIOmSpanish
Spanish form of MARCIUS.
MARCIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, king of Rome.
MARCOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of 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.
MARCOSmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARK.
MARCUSmAncient Roman, Biblical Latin, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Roman praenomen, or given name, which 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.
MARDUKmNear Eastern Mythology
Possibly from Sumerian amar-Utu meaning "calf of UTU". In Babylonian mythology he was the chief 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.
MAREDUDDmWelsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MAREKmPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MARGHmCornish
Cornish form of MARK.
MARÍAf & mSpanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIAf & mItalian, 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]
MARIÁNmSlovak, Czech, Hungarian
Slovak, Czech and Hungarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIAN (2)mPolish, Czech, Romanian
Polish, Czech and Romanian form of MARIANUS. It is sometimes used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name, which was itself derived from the Roman name MARIUS. This was the name of an early saint.
MARIEf & mFrench, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, a queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Another was Marie Curie (1867-1934), a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity with her husband Pierre.... [more]
MARIJANmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of MARIANUS.
MARIJNm & fDutch
Dutch masculine and feminine form of MARINUS.
MARIJOmCroatian
Croatian form of MARIUS.
MARIJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARIUS.
MARINmFrench, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARINHOmPortuguese
Diminutive of MÁRIO.
MARINKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of MARIN.
MARINOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
MARINOSmGreek
Greek form of MARINUS.
MARINUSmAncient Roman, Dutch
From the Roman family name Marinus, which derives either from the name MARIUS or from the Latin word marinus "of the sea".
MÁRIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of MARIUS.
MARIOmItalian, Spanish, German, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American race car driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MARION (2)mEnglish
From a French surname which was derived from MARION (1). This was the real name of American actor John Wayne (1907-1979), who was born Marion Robert Morrison.
MARIOSmGreek
Greek form of MARIUS.
MÀRIUmSardinian
Sardinian form of MARIUS.
MARIUSmAncient Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French
Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male". Gaius Marius was a famous Roman consul of the 2nd century BC. Since the start of the Christian era, it has occasionally been used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIUSZmPolish
Polish form of MARIUS.
MARIYANmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of MARIANUS.
MARJAN (2)mSlovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of MARIANUS.
MÁRKmHungarian
Hungarian form of MARK.
MARKmEnglish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical
Form of MARCUS. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts. He is the patron saint of Venice, where he is supposedly buried. Though in use during the Middle Ages, Mark was not common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus.... [more]
MARKELmBasque
Basque form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARKKUmFinnish
Finnish form of MARK.
MARKOSmGreek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARKUSmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
German, Scandinavian and Finnish form of MARK.
MARKUSSmLatvian
Latvian form of MARK.
MARLEN (1)mRussian
Blend of Marx and Lenin. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
MARLINmEnglish
Possibly a variant of MERLIN.
MARLONmEnglish
Meaning unknown. This name was popularized by the American actor Marlon Brando (1924-2004), who was named after his father.
MARMADUKEmEnglish (British, Rare)
Possibly derived from the Old Irish name MÁEL MÁEDÓC. This name has been traditionally used in the Yorkshire area of Britain.
MARNIXmDutch
From a Dutch surname of unknown meaning.
MARQUINHOSmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCOS.
MARQUISmAfrican American
From a noble title which was derived from the Old French word marchis "march, borderland", which originally referred to someone who ruled on the borderlands of a realm.
MARQUISEmAfrican American (Modern)
Variant of MARQUIS. Technically, marquise is the feminine form of the title marquis.
MARSmRoman Mythology
Possibly related to Latin mas "male" (genitive maris). In Roman mythology Mars was the god of war, often equated with the Greek god Ares. This is also the name of the fourth planet in the solar system.
MARSHALLmEnglish
From a surname which originally denoted a person who was a marshal. The word marshal originally derives from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant".
MÅRTENmSwedish
Swedish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTENmDutch
Dutch form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÍmCatalan
Catalan form of MARTIN.
MARTIALmHistory
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.
MARTIALISmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of MARTIAL.
MARTIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of MARTIN, MARTINA or MARTHA.
MARTIJNmDutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MARTIMmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÍNmSpanish
Spanish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÎNmNorman
Norman form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINmEnglish, 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]
MARTINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINOmItalian
Italian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MĀRTIŅŠmLatvian
Latvian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINUSmAncient 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.
MÁRTONmHungarian
Hungarian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTTImFinnish
Finnish form of MARTIN.
MARTYmEnglish
Diminutive of MARTIN.
MARTYNmWelsh, Ukrainian
Welsh and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
MARTYNASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTZELmBasque
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
MARUFmArabic, Bengali
Means "favour, kindness" in Arabic.
MARVINmEnglish, German
Probably from an English surname which was derived from the given name MERVYN. A famous bearer was the American musician Marvin Gaye (1939-1984).
MARWINmGerman
German variant of MARVIN.
MARZELLmGerman (Rare)
German variant of MARCELLUS.
MARZIOmItalian
Italian form of MARCIUS.
MASAMBAmEastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MASAMIf & mJapanese
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.
MASARUmJapanese
From Japanese (masaru) meaning "victory". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MASONmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "stoneworker", from an Old French word of Germanic origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
MASOODmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASOUDmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASOZIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
MASSIMOmItalian
Italian form of MAXIMUS.
MASSOUDmPersian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASTERMANmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who worked as a servant.
MAS'UDmArabic, Persian
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MASUDmBengali
Bengali form of MAS'UD.
MATmEnglish
Short form of MATTHEW.
MATANmHebrew
Variant transcription of MATTAN.
MATASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MATTHEW.
MÁTÉmHungarian
Hungarian form of MATTHEW.
MATE (1)mGeorgian
Georgian form of MATTHEW.
MATE (2)mCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATEImRomanian
Romanian form of MATTHEW.
MATĚJmCzech
Czech form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
MATEJmSlovak, 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)mSerbian
Serbian variant of MATIJA.
MATÉOmFrench
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATEOmSpanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
MATEUmCatalan
Catalan form of MATTHEW.
MATEUSmPortuguese
Portuguese form of MATTHEW.
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