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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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MATEUSZmPolish
Polish form of MATTHEW.
MATEVŽmSlovene
Slovene variant of MATTHEW.
MATEYmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of MATTHEW.
MATFEYmRussian
Older Russian form of MATTHEW.
MATHmWelsh 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.
MATHÉOmFrench
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATHGHAMHAINmAncient Irish
Means "bear" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a brother of the Irish king Brian Boru.
MATHIEUmFrench
French variant form of MATTHEW.
MATHISmGerman, French
German and French form of MATTHIAS.
MATHÚINmIrish
Modern Irish form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MATHYSmFrench
French variant of MATTHIAS.
MATIAmBasque
Basque form of MATTHEW.
MATÍASmSpanish
Spanish form of MATTHIAS.
MATIASmFinnish, Portuguese
Finnish and Portuguese form of MATTHIAS.
MATICmSlovene
Slovene variant form of MATTHIAS.
MATIJAm & fSlovene, 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.
MATJAŽmSlovene
Slovene variant of MATTHIAS.
MATKOmCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATOmCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATOUŠmCzech
Czech form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATSmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MATTHIAS.
MATTmEnglish
Short form of MATTHEW.
MATTANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Shephatiah in the Old Testament.
MATTANIAHmBiblical
Means "gift of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This was the original name of Zedekiah, a king of Judah, in the Old Testament.
MATTEOmItalian
Italian form of MATTHEW.
MATTEUSmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHAIOSmGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MATTHANmBiblical, 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.
MATTHÄUSmGerman
German form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHEImOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHEW.
MATTHEWmEnglish, 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]
MATTHIASmGerman, 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.
MATTHIJSmDutch
Dutch form of MATTHIAS.
MATTImFinnish
Finnish form of MATTHEW.
MATTIAmItalian
Italian form of MATTHIAS.
MATTIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of MATILDA or MATTHEW.
MATTINmBasque
Basque form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATTITHIAHmBiblical
Form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW) used in the English Old Testament, where it belongs to a few minor characters.
MATTITHYAHUmBiblical Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTITYAHU.
MATTITYAHUmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MATTY (1)mEnglish
Diminutive of MATTHEW.
MATÚŠmSlovak
Slovak form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATVEImRussian
Variant transcription of MATVEY.
MATVEYmRussian
Russian form of MATTHEW.
MATXINmBasque
Basque diminutive of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MÁTYÁSmHungarian
Hungarian form of MATTHIAS. This was the name of two Hungarian kings.
MATYÁŠmCzech
Czech form of MATTHIAS (via Hungarian Mátyás).
MAUIm & fHawaiian, 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.
MAUNOmFinnish
Finnish form of MAGNUS.
MAUNUmFinnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MAURImFinnish
Finnish form of MAURICE.
MAURICEmEnglish, 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]
MAURÍCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURICIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURITSmDutch
Dutch form of MAURICE.
MAURIZIOmItalian
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURUSmLate Roman
Latin name which meant "dark skinned". This was the name of numerous early saints, most notably a follower of Saint Benedict.
MAURYCYmPolish
Polish form of MAURICE.
MAVERICKmEnglish
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.
MAVUTOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "troubles, problems" in Chewa.
MAWULImWestern African, Ewe
Means "God lives" in Ewe.
MAWUNYOm & fWestern African, Ewe
Means "God is good" in Ewe.
MAXmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Russian
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also a variant transcription of Russian MAKS.
MAXENmWelsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MACSEN.
MAXENCEmFrench
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.
MAXIMmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
MAXIMEmFrench
French form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
MAXIMIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS.
MAXIMILIAANmDutch
Dutch form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIÁNmSlovak
Slovak form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIANmGerman, 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.
MAXIMILIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIENmFrench
French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MAXIMINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS. Saint Maximinus was a 4th-century bishop of Trier.
MÁXIMOmSpanish
Spanish form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin maximus "greatest". Saint Maximus was a monk and theologian from Constantinople in the 7th century.
MAXMILIÁNmCzech
Czech form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXWELLmEnglish
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.
MAYAMIKOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
MAYESOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "test (from God)" in Chewa.
MAYNARDmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the Germanic given name MEGINHARD.
MAYRBEKmChechen
Derived from Nakh майра (mayra) meaning "husband, brave man" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
MAYURmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MAZHARmTurkish
Means "honoured" in Turkish.
MAZINmArabic
Means "rain clouds" in Arabic.
MEADEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which indicated one who lived on a meadow (from Middle English mede) or one who sold or made mead (an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey; from Old English meodu).
MEALLÁNmIrish
Possibly means "lightning" in Irish Gaelic.
MECİTmTurkish
Turkish form of MAJID.
MEDADmBiblical
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.
MEDHATmArabic
Variant transcription of MIDHAT.
MEESmDutch
Diminutive of BARTHOLOMEUS.
MEGAf & mIndonesian
Means "cloud" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha).
MEGINFRIDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MANFRED.
MEGINHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and hard "brave, hardy".
MEGINRATmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MEINRAD.
MEHDImPersian
Persian form of MAHDI.
MEHMEDmOttoman 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.
MEHMETmTurkish
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD. This name was borne sultans of the Ottoman Empire (with the older form Mehmed).
MEHMOODmUrdu
Variant transcription of MEHMUD.
MEHMUDmUrdu
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
MEHMUTmUyghur
Uyghur form of MAHMUD.
MEHRmPersian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of MITHRA.
MEHRABmPersian, Literature
From مهر (Mehr), the Persian word for MITHRA, combined with Persian آب (ab) "water". This is the name of a character in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
MEHRDADmPersian
Modern Persian form of MITHRIDATES.
MEICALmWelsh
Welsh form of MICHAEL.
MEINARDmDutch (Rare)
Dutch variant form of MEGINHARD.
MEINDERTmDutch
Dutch form of MEGINHARD.
MEINEmFrisian, Dutch, German
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".
MEINHARDmGerman
German form of MEGINHARD.
MEINRADmGerman, 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.
MEINTmDutch
Variant of MEINE.
MEIRmHebrew
Means "giving light" in Hebrew.
MEIRIONmWelsh
Welsh form of MARIANUS.
MELm & fEnglish
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MELANTHIOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μελας (melas) "black, dark" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of an insolent goatherd killed by Odysseus.
MELCHIORmDutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "king city". This was a name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus.
MELCHIORREmItalian
Italian form of MELCHIOR.
MELCHORmSpanish
Spanish form of MELCHIOR.
MELECHmBiblical, 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)mHebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MELİKmTurkish
Turkish form of MALIK (1).
MELISIZWEmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
MELITONmAncient 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.
MELKERmSwedish
Swedish form of MELCHIOR.
MELLANmIrish
Anglicized form of MEALLÁN.
MELLEmDutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element mathal meaning "meeting".
MELORmRussian
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.
MELQARTmNear Eastern Mythology
From Phoenician mlk "king" and qrt "city". This was the name of a Phoenician god worshipped especially in the city of Tyre.
MELVILLEmEnglish
From a Scottish surname which was originally from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town". A famous bearer of the surname was the American author Herman Melville (1819-1891), who wrote several novels including 'Moby-Dick'.
MELVINmEnglish
From a Scottish surname which probably originated as a variant of MELVILLE.
MELVYNmEnglish
Variant of MELVIN.
MENAHEMmBiblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name םְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.
MENASHEmHebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENDELmYiddish
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.
MENELAUSmGreek 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.
MENESmAncient 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.
MENNOmDutch, German
Diminutive of MEINE.
MENSURmBosnian
Bosnian form of MANSUR.
MENTORmGreek 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)mGeorgian
Georgian form of MEHRAB.
MERARImBiblical
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This is the name of the youngest son of Levi in the Old Testament.
MERCURIOmItalian
Italian form of MERCURY.
MERCURYmRoman 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.
MEREDITHm & fWelsh, 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).
MEREDYDDmWelsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MERFYNmWelsh
Older Welsh form of MERVYN.
MERGENmTurkmen
Means "sharp-eyed" in Turkmen.
MERIT (1)mEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of MERRITT or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
MERIWETHERmEnglish (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.
MERLEf & mEnglish
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MERLINmArthurian 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]
MERLYNm & fEnglish
Variant of MERLIN, sometimes used as a feminine form. It has perhaps been influenced by the Welsh word merlyn meaning "pony".
MERRICKmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from the Welsh given name MEURIG.
MERRILLmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the given name MURIEL.
MERRIONmWelsh
Variant of MEIRION.
MERRITTmEnglish
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "boundary gate" in Old English.
MERRY (2)mLiterature
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".
MERTmTurkish
Means "manly, brave" in Turkish, from Persian مرد (mard) meaning "man".
MERTENmGerman (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of MARTIN.
MERTONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town on a lake" in Old English.
MERVmEnglish
Short form of MERVYN.
MERVYNmWelsh, English
From the Welsh name Merfyn, which possibly meant "marrow famous". This was the name of a 9th-century Welsh king, Merfyn Frych.
MESHACHmBiblical
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.
MESHULAMmHebrew
Variant transcription of MESHULLAM.
MESHULLAMmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MESSIAHmTheology, English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "saviour", ultimately from Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach) meaning "anointed". The word appears in the Old Testement 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.
MESUDmOttoman Turkish
Older Turkish form of MAS'UD. This was the name of several Seljuq sultans of Rûm.
MESUTmTurkish
Turkish form of MAS'UD.
METHODIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθοδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μεθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετα (meta) "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.
METHUSELAHmBiblical
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.
METİNmTurkish
Means "strong" in Turkish.
METODmSlovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
METODĚJmCzech
Czech form of METHODIUS.
METODIJmMacedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METODIJAmMacedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METROPHANESmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and φανης (phanes) "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).
MEURICmWelsh
Variant of MEURIG.
MEURIGmWelsh
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.
MEYERmHebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MEZTLIm & fAztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "moon" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec god (or goddess) of the moon.
MICAHmBiblical, 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.
MICAIAHm & fBiblical
Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to both males and females.
MICHA (1)mBiblical 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 & fGerman, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHAËLmDutch, French
Dutch and French form of MICHAEL.
MICHAELmEnglish, 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]
MICHAILmGreek, Russian
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Russian MIKHAIL.
MICHAL (1)mCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MICHAEL.
MICHAŁmPolish
Polish form of MICHAEL.
MICHALISmGreek
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL.
MÍCHEÁLmIrish
Irish form of MICHAEL.
MÌCHEALmScottish
Scottish form of MICHAEL.
MICHEILmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of MICHAEL.
MICHELmFrench, 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.
MICHELANGELOmItalian
From Italian, meaning "MICHAEL angel", 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)mItalian
Italian form of MICHAEL.
MICHI (1)m & fJapanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
MICHI (2)m & fGerman
German diminutive of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHIELmDutch
Dutch form of MICHAEL.
MIĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICKmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL.
MICKAËLmFrench
French variant form of MICHAEL.
MICKEYm & fEnglish
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).
MICKYmEnglish
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICTLANTECUHTLImAztec 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.
MIDASmGreek 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.
MIDHATmArabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIECZYSŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
MIERVALDISmLatvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".
MIESf & mDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA or BARTHOLOMEUS.
MIESZKOmPolish
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.
MIGUELmSpanish, 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'.
MIGUELÁNGELmSpanish
Spanish cognate of MICHELANGELO.
MIHAmSlovene
Short form of MIHAEL.
MIHAELmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIĤAELOmEsperanto
Original Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIHAImRomanian
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIHAILmRomanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also a variant transcription of the Greek name MICHAIL.
MIHAILOmSerbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILSmLatvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIHĂIȚĂmRomanian
Romanian diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIHAJLOmSerbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHALISmGreek
Variant transcription of MICHALIS.
MIHÁLYmHungarian
Hungarian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAMMADmArabic
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD.
MIHANGELmWelsh
Welsh name of the archangel Michael, formed from a contraction of MICHAEL and "angel".
MIHKELmEstonian
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
MIHKKALmSami
Northern Sami form of MICHAEL.
MIHO (1)mCroatian
Short form of MIHAEL or MIHOVIL.
MIHOVILmCroatian
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIJOmCroatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MILAN or MIHOVIL.
MIKA (1)mFinnish
Finnish short form of MIKAEL.
MIKAELmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKAEREmMaori
Maori form of MICHAEL.
MIKAILmTurkish
Turkish form of MICHAEL.
MIKALAmHawaiian
Hawaiian form of MICHAEL.
MIKEmEnglish
Short form of MICHAEL.
MIKELmBasque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MIĶELISmLatvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIKELOmEsperanto
Modern Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIKEYmEnglish
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIKHAELmBiblical Greek
Variant transcription of MICHAEL.
MIKHA'ILmArabic
Arabic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAILmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian form of MICHAEL, and a variant transcription of Bulgarian 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-).
MIKHAILOmUkrainian
Variant transcription of MYKHAILO.
MIKHAYHUm & fBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIKHEILmGeorgian
Georgian form of MICHAEL.
MIKITAmBelarusian
Belarusian form of NIKETAS.
MIKKELmDanish, Norwegian
Danish form of MICHAEL. It can also derive from the Scandinavian root mikill meaning "enormous".
MIKKJALmFaroese
Faroese form of MICHAEL.
MIKKOmFinnish
Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKLAVŽmSlovene
Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
MIKLÓSmHungarian
Hungarian form of NICHOLAS.
MIKOŁAJmPolish
Polish form of NICHOLAS.
MIKOLÁŠmCzech
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MIKSAmHungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MIKULÁŠmSlovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of NICHOLAS.
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