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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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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 which was 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 which 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.
MING   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (míng) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (míng) meaning "inscribe, engrave", as well as other characters which 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".
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
Variant transcription of MIRČE.
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) "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) "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
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, 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.
MITCH   m   English
Short form of MITCHELL.
MITCHELL   m   English
From a surname, itself derived from the given name MICHAEL.
MİTHAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MIDHAT.
MITHRA   m   Persian Mythology
Derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, alliance, friend". 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.
MITHRADATHA   m   Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of MITHRIDATES.
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 Parthian kings.
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.
MITRE   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of DIMITAR.
MITROFAN   m   Russian
Russian form of METROPHANES.
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.
MOANA   f & m   Maori, Hawaiian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MOCHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish moch "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MODEST   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MODESTUS   m   Late Roman
Means "moderate, restrained" in Late Latin. This was the name of several saints.
MOE (1)   m   English
Short form of MAURICE or MORRIS, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOGENS   m   Danish
Danish form of MAGNUS.
MOHAMED   m   Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD (chiefly Egyptian and Algerian).
MOHAMMAD   m   Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali
Persian form of MUHAMMAD. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and Bengali name.
MOHAMMED   m   Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD.
MOHANA   m & f   Hinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
MOHANDAS   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of Mohana" from the name of the Hindu god MOHANA combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". A famous bearer of this name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian leader who struggled peacefully for independence from Britain.
MOHINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MOÏSE   m   French
French form of MOSES.
MOISÉS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MOSES.
MOISEY   m   Russian
Russian form of MOSES.
MOISHE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of MOSES.
MOMCHIL   m   Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian момче (momche) "boy".
MONET   f & m   Various
From a French surname which was derived from either HAMON or EDMOND. This was the surname of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
MONGKUT   m   Thai
Means "crown" in Thai.
MONROE   m   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname meaning "from the mouth of the Roe". The Roe is a river in Ireland. Two famous bearers of the surname were American president James Monroe (1758-1831) and American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).
MONTAGUE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "pointed mountain" in French.
MONTANA   f & m   English (Modern)
From the name of the American state, which is derived from Latin montanus "mountainous".
MONTE   m   English
Either a diminutive of MONTGOMERY or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain".
MONTGOMERY   m   English
From an English surname meaning "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. A notable bearer of this surname was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.
MONTY   m   English
Variant of MONTE.
MOR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORAY   m   Scottish
Variant of MURRAY.
MORCANT   m   Ancient Celtic
Old Welsh form of MORGAN (1).
MORDECAI   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
MORDECHAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MORDIKAI   m   English (Rare)
Variant of MORDECAI.
MORDOKHAY   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MORDRED   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From Welsh Medraut, meaning uncertain. In Arthurian legend Mordred was the illegitimate son (in some versions nephew) of King Arthur. Mordred first appears briefly (as Medraut) in the 10th-century 'Annales Cambriae', but he was not portrayed as a traitor until the chronicles of the 12th-century Geoffrey of Monmouth. While Arthur is away he seduces his wife Guinevere and declares himself king. This prompts the battle of Camlann, which leads to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur.
MORGAN (1)   m & f   Welsh, English, French
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor "sea" and cant "circle". Since the 1980s in America Morgan has been more common for girls than boys, perhaps due to stories of Morgan le Fay or the fame of actress Morgan Fairchild (1950-).
MÓRIC   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORITZ   m   German
German form of MAURICE.
MORLEY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning "marsh clearing".
MORPHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek μορφη (morphe) meaning "shape", referring to the shapes seen in dreams. In Greek mythology Morpheus was the god of dreams.
MORRIS   m   English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MORT   m   English
Short form of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MORTEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARTIN.
MORTIMER   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "still water" in Old French.
MORTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "moor town" in Old English.
MORTY   m   English
Diminutive of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MOSE   m   German (Rare)
German form of MOSES.
MOSES   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the pharaoh's daughter and adopted into the royal family, at a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. With his brother Aaron he demanded the pharaoh release the Israelites, which was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God. After 40 years of wandering in the desert the people reached Canaan, the Promised Land, but Moses died just before entering it.... [more]
MOSHE   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
MOSI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MOSS   m   English (Archaic), Jewish
Medieval form of MOSES.
MOSTAFA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUSTAFA.
MOSTYN   m   Welsh
From a Welsh place name which means "moss town" in Old English.
MOT   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "death" in Ugaritic. This was the name of the Ugaritic god of death and the lord of the netherworld. He was a son of the supreme god El.
MOTEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTKE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTYA   m & f   Russian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MOUSES   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of MOSES.
MOYSEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MOSES.
MOYSES   m   Biblical Latin
Variant Latin form of MOSES. This spelling is used in some versions of the Vulgate.
MÓZES   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MOSES.
MOZES   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MOSES.
MPHATSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
MPHO   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MŚCISŁAW   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of MSTISLAV.
MSTISLAV   m   Czech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
MTENDERE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
MU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
MUBIN   m   Arabic
Means "clear, distinct" in Arabic.
MÜCAHİT   m   Turkish
Means "fighter" in Turkish.
MUDIWA   f & m   Southern African, Shona
Means "beloved" in Shona.
MUFADDAL   m   Arabic
Means "preferred" in Arabic.
MUHAMAD   m   Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay variant of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMED   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Qur'an. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
MUHAMMED   m   Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
MUHAMMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHEMMET   m   Uyghur
Uyghur form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHSİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUHSIN.
MUHSIN   m   Arabic
Means "beneficent" in Arabic.
MUHTAR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUKHTAR.
MUIR   m   Scottish
From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "moor, fen". It also means "sea" in Scottish Gaelic.
MUIRCHERTACH   m   Irish
Means "mariner" in Gaelic. This was the name of a 6th-century Irish high king.
MUIREADHACH   m   Irish, Scottish
Modern form of MUIREDACH.
MUIREDACH   m   Irish
Means "lord" in Irish. This was the name of several legendary and historical kings of Ireland.
MUIRIS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAURICE.
MUJO   m   Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of MUSTAFA.
MUKESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Modern form of MUKESHA.
MUKESHA   m   Hinduism
Means "ruler of Muka" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva, given to him because he killed Muka, a demon in the form of a wild boar.
MUKHAMED   m   Chechen
Chechen form of MUHAMMAD.
MUKHTAR   m   Arabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
MUKUL   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "bud, blossom" in Sanskrit.
MÜMİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUMIN.
MUMIN   m   Arabic
Means "believer" in Arabic.
MÜMTAZ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUMTAZ.
MUMTAZ   m   Arabic
Means "distinguished" in Arabic.
MUNASHE   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "with God" in Shona.
MUNDZUK   m   Medieval Turkic
Old Turkic form of BENDEGÚZ.
MUNGO   m   Scottish
Possibly derived from Welsh mwyn "gentle, kind". This was a nickname of the 6th-century Saint Kentigern.
MÜNİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUNIR.
MUNIR   m   Arabic
Means "bright, shining" in Arabic.
MUNRO   m   Scottish
Variant of MONROE.
MUNROE   m   Scottish
Variant of MONROE.
MURAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURALI   m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "flute" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because he played the flute.
MURAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MURAD.
MURCHADH   m   Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and cadh "warrior".
MURDO   m   Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIREADHACH or MURCHADH.
MURDOCH   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MUIREDACH.
MURPHY   m & f   Irish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Murchadha meaning "descendant of MURCHADH".
MURRAY   m   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the region in Scotland called Moray, meaning "seaboard settlement".
MURROUGH   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MURCHADH.
MURTADA   m   Arabic
Means "chosen" in Arabic.
MURTAGH   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MUIRCHERTACH or MUIREDACH.
MURTAZ   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MURTADA.
MURTAZA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MURTADA.
MURUGAN   m   Hinduism, Tamil
Possibly from a Dravidian word meaning "youth". This is the name of a Tamil war god identified with Skanda.
MUSA   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of MOSES.
MUS'AD   m   Arabic
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MUSCOWEQUAN   m   Native American, Cree
Means "hard quill" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
MUSTAFA   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "the chosen one" in Arabic, an epithet of Muhammad. This was the name of four Ottoman sultans. Another famous bearer was Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), also known as Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
MUSTAPHA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUSTAFA.
MU'TAMID   m   Arabic
Means "relying on, leaning on" in Arabic. Al-Mu'tamid was a 9th-century Abbasid caliph. This was also the name of an 11th-century Abbadid ruler of Seville, who was a patron of the arts and a poet.
MU'TASIM   m   Arabic
Means "taking refuge in" in Arabic.
MWENYE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "owner, lord" in Swahili.
MYEONG   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
MYGHAL   m   Cornish
Cornish form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAIL   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAILO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAYLO   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of MYKHAILO.
MYKOLA   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NICHOLAS.
MYKOLAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MICHAEL.
MYKYTA   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
MYLES   m   English
Variant of MILES.
MYRDDIN   m   Welsh Mythology
Original Welsh form of MERLIN.
MYRON   m   English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.
MYUNG   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of MYEONG.
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