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LOTUS   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the lotus flower (species Nelumbo nucifera) or the mythological lotus tree. They are ultimately derived from Greek λωτος (lotos). In Greek and Roman mythology the lotus tree was said to produce a fruit causing sleepiness and forgetfulness.
LOUHI   f   Finnish Mythology
Variant of LOVIATAR. In Finnish mythology Louhi was another name of the death goddess Loviatar. She appears in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' as a witch ruling the northern area known as Pohjola. She is the primary antagonist to the hero Väinämöinen.
LOUIE   m   English
Diminutive of LOUIS.
LOUIS   m   French, English, Dutch
French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne. Others include Louis IX (Saint Louis) who led two crusades and Louis XIV (called the Sun King) who was the ruler of France during the height of its power, the builder of the Palace of Versailles, and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Europe. It was also borne by kings of Germany (as Ludwig), Hungary (as Lajos), and other places.... [more]
LOUNA   f   French (Modern)
Possibly a variant of LUNA.
LOVEL   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LOWELL.
LOVRE   m   Croatian
Short form of LOVRENCO.
LOVRO   m   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of LOVRENC.
LOWIE   m   Dutch
Diminutive of LODEWIJK.
LOWRI   f   Welsh
Welsh form of LAURA.
LUANA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese
From the movie 'Bird of Paradise' (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.
LUANN   f   English
Either a combination of LOU and ANN or a variant of LUANA. It was popularized in the 1950s by the singer Lu Ann Simms (1933-2003).
LUBEN   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUBEN.
LUBNA   f   Arabic
Means "storax tree" in Arabic. According to a 7th-century legend Lubna and Qays were a couple forced to divorce by Qays's father.
ĽUBOŠ   m   Slovak
Slovak form of LUBOŠ.
LUBOŠ   m   Czech
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LUCAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Lucanus, which was derived from the name of the city of Luca in Tuscany (modern Lucca). Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, commonly called Lucan, was a 1st-century Roman poet.
LÚCÁS   m   Irish
Irish form of LUCAS.
LUCAS   m   English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Loukas (see LUKE).
LUCHO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of LUIS.
LÚCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIA.
LUCÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCIA.
LUCIA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
LUCIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of LUCIA.
LÚCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIUS.
LUCIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIUS.
ŁUCJA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of LUCIUS.
LUCJA   f   Polish
Variant of ŁUCJA.
LUĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUCKY   m & f   English, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
LUDDE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of LUDVIG.
LUDĚK   m   Czech
Diminutive of LUDVÍK and other names beginning with Lud.
LUDIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
LUGOS   m   Celtic Mythology
Variant of LUGUS.
LUGUS   m   Celtic Mythology
Probably from early Celtic meaning "light", ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness". This was the name of a Celtic (Gaulish) god of commerce and craftsmanship, who was equated by the Romans with Mercury. He probably forms the basis for the characters and names of Lugh (Irish) and Lleu (Welsh).
LUIGI   m   Italian
Italian form of LOUIS.
LUÍSA   f   Portuguese
Feminine form of LUÍS.
LUISA   f   Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LUIS.
LUISE   f   German
German form of LOUISE.
LUIZA   f   Polish, Portuguese, Romanian
Polish, Portuguese and Romanian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUJZA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUKÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of LUKE.
LUKAS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Lithuanian
German, Scandinavian and Lithuanian form of LUKE.
LUKEN   m   Basque
Basque form of LUCIANUS.
LUKSA   f   Esperanto
Means "luxurious" in Esperanto.
LUNED   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Variant of ELUNED. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is a servant of the Lady of the Fountain who rescues the knight Owain.
LUPUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
LÜTFİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTFI   m   Arabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
LÜTFÜ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUULE   f   Estonian
Means "poetry" in Estonian.
LUZIA   f   Portuguese, German
Portuguese and German form of LUCIA.
LYALL   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Liulfr (which was derived in part from úlfr "wolf").
LYCUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκος (Lykos) meaning "wolf". This name was borne by several characters in Greek mythology including a legendary ruler of Thebes.
LÝDIA   f   Slovak, Faroese
Slovak and Faroese form of LYDIA.
LYDIA   f   English, German, Finnish, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
LÝDIE   f   Czech
Czech form of LYDIA.
LYDIE   f   French
French form of LYDIA.
LYKKE   f   Danish
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
LYKOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYCUS.
LYLOU   f   French
Variant of LILOU.
LYNDA   f   English
Variant of LINDA.
LYNDI   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LINDY.
LYNNA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of LYNN.
LYNNE   f   English
Variant of LYNN.
LYRIC   f   English (Modern)
Means simply "lyric, songlike" from the English word, ultimately derived from Greek λυρικος (lyrikos).
LYSSA   f   English
Short form of ALYSSA.
LYUBA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYYTI   f   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of LYDIA.
MAALA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAATA   f   Maori
Maori form of MARTHA.
MABEL   f   English
Medieval feminine form of AMABILIS. This spelling and Amabel were common during the Middle Ages, though they became rare after the 15th century. It was revived in the 19th century after the publication of C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Heir of Redclyffe' (1854), which featured a character named Mabel (as well as one named Amabel).
MABLE   f   English
Variant of MABEL.
MABON   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh mab meaning "son". This was the name of an old Celtic god.
MABYN   f   Welsh
Means "youth" in Welsh. This was the name of an obscure 6th-century Welsh saint. She was one of the daughters of Saint Brychan.
MACEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MACY.
MACIE   f   English
Variant of MACY.
MADAI   m   Biblical
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.
MADDY   f   English
Diminutive of MADELINE or MADISON.
MADGE   f   English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MADHU   f & m   Indian, 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).
MADOC   m   Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh mad "fortunate" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MADOG   m   Welsh
Variant of MADOC.
MÆJA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic diminutive of MARIA.
MAELA   f   Breton
Feminine form of MAËL.
MAEVA   f   Tahitian, French
Means "welcome" in Tahitian.
MAEVE   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Medb meaning "intoxicating". In Irish legend this was the name of a warrior queen of Connacht. Her fight against Ulster and the hero Cúchulainn is told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
MAGNE   m   Norwegian
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.
MAGNI   m   Ancient 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.
MAHDI   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
MAHIN   f   Persian
Means "related to the moon" in Persian.
MAHİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHIR.
MAHIR   m   Arabic
Means "skilled" in Arabic.
MAHLI   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלִי (Machliy), possibly meaning "weak" or "sick". This was the name of two characters mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MAHON   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MAHSA   f   Persian
Means "like the moon" in Persian.
MAIJA   f   Finnish
Finnish variant of MARIA.
MAIKE   f   Frisian, German
Frisian diminutive of MARIA.
MAILE   f   Hawaiian
From the name of a type of vine that grows in Hawaii and is used in making leis.
MAIMU   f   Estonian
Means "little" in Estonian.
MÁIRE   f   Irish
Irish form of MARY.
MAIRE   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish mairea "gushing, sugary".
MÀIRI   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARY.
MAITE (1)   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and TERESA.
MAITE (2)   f   Basque
Means "lovable" in Basque.
MAJDA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MAGDALENA.
MAJID   m   Arabic
Means "glorious" in Arabic.
MAJOR   m   English
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.
MAKAR   m   Russian
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MALAI   f   Thai
Means "garland of flowers" in Thai.
MALAK   f & m   Arabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MALIA   f   Hawaiian
Either a Hawaiian form of MARIA or a variant of MALIE.
MALIE   f   Hawaiian
Means "calm" in Hawaiian.
MALIK (1)   m   Arabic
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)   m   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "wave" in Greenlandic.
MALIN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENE.
MALKA   f   Hebrew
Means "queen" in Hebrew.
MALLE   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MALLT   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MAUD.
MALTE   m   Danish, Swedish, German
Short form of the Germanic name HELMOLD.
MAMIE   f   English
Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET.
MAMUN   m   Arabic, Bengali
Means "trustworthy" in Arabic.
MANAS   m   Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANDA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MAGDALENA.
MANDI   f   English
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANDY   f   English
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANEL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MANUEL.
MANJU   f   Indian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANNO   m   Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element man meaning "man".
MANNY   m   English
Short form of EMMANUEL.
MANON   f   French, Dutch
French diminutive of MARIE.
MANUS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MANYA   f   Russian
Russian diminutive of MARIA.
MARAL   f   Armenian
Means "deer" in Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer.
MARAM   f & m   Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MARCI   f   English
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MARCO   m   Italian, 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.
MARCY   f   English
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MARED   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MAREE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MARIE.
MAREK   m   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MAREN   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MARINA.
MARET   f   Estonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARFA   f   Russian
Russian form of MARTHA.
MARGE   f   English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGH   m   Cornish
Cornish form of MARK.
MARGO   f   English
Variant of MARGOT.
MÁRIA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARIA.
MARÍA   f & m   Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIA   f & m   Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, 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]
MARIE   f   French, 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.
MARIN   m   French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MÁRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARIUS.
MARIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American race car driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MARIS   f   English (Rare)
Means "of the sea", taken from the Latin title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea".
MARIT   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MÁRJÁ   f   Sami
Northern Sami form of MARIA.
MARJA   f   Dutch, Finnish
Dutch and Finnish form of MARIA. It also means "berry" in Finnish.
MARJE   f   English
Diminutive of MARJORIE.
MARJO (1)   f   Finnish, Dutch
Finnish and Dutch form of MARIA.
MARJO (2)   f   Dutch
Combination of MARIA with JOHANNA or JOSEPHINE.
MARLA   f   English
Shortened form of MARLENE.
MARLY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MARLEY.
MARNA   f   Danish
Danish short form of MARINA.
MARNI   f   English
Variant of MARNIE.
MÁRTA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MARTHA.
MÄRTA   f   Swedish
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
MARTE   f   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of MARTHA.
MARTÍ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MARTIN.
MARTY   m   English
Diminutive of MARTIN.
MARUF   m   Arabic, Bengali
Means "favour, kindness" in Arabic.
MARVA   f   English
Feminine form of MARVIN.
MARWA   f   Arabic
From the Arabic name of a fragrant plant. Al-Marwa is one of the names of a sacred hill near Mecca.
MARYA   f   Russian
Russian variant form of MARIA.
MASHA   f   Russian
Russian diminutive of MARIYA.
MASON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "stoneworker", from an Old French word of Germanic origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
MAS'UD   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MASUD   m   Bengali
Bengali form of MAS'UD.
MATAN   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTAN.
MATAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MATTHEW.
MATEA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of MATEO.
MATEI   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MATTHEW.
MATĚJ   m   Czech
Czech form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
MATEJ   m   Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATÉO   m   French
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATEO   m   Spanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
MATEU   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MATTHEW.
MATEY   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of MATTHEW.
MATIA   m   Basque
Basque form of MATTHEW.
MATIC   m   Slovene
Slovene variant form of MATTHIAS.
MATKO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MATTHEW.
MATTY (1)   m   English
Diminutive of MATTHEW.
MATTY (2)   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
MATÚŠ   m   Slovak
Slovak form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MAUDE   f   English
Variant of MAUD.
MAUNO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MAGNUS.
MAUNU   m   Finnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MAURA (1)   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MAURUS.
MAURA (2)   f   Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It has also been associated with Gaelic mór meaning "great". This was the name of an obscure 5th-century Irish or Scottish martyr.
MAURI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MAURICE.
MAURO   m   Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian form of MAURUS.
MAVIS   f   English
From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, ultimately derived from Old French. It was first used as a given name by the British author Marie Corelli, who used it for a character in her novel 'The Sorrows of Satan' (1895).
MAWAR   f   Indonesian, Malay
Means "rose" in Malay and Indonesian.
MAXEN   m   Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MACSEN.
MAXIM   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
MAYME   f   English
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MAYTE   f   Spanish
Variant of MAITE (1).
MAYUR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MAZIN   m   Arabic
Means "rain clouds" in Arabic.
MBALI   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "flower" in Zulu.
MÉABH   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Variant of MEDB.
MEADE   m & f   English (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).
MEAVE   f   Irish
Variant of MAEVE.
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.
MEDEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Georgian
From Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly derived from μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and also had her own children by Jason killed.
MEENA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of MINA (2).
MEERA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MEGAN   f   Welsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEGGY   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEHDI   m   Persian
Persian form of MAHDI.
MEIKE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MEINE   m   Frisian, Dutch, German
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".
MEINO   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Variant of MEINE.
MEINT   m   Dutch
Variant of MEINE.
MEIRA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MELBA   f   English
From the surname of the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931). This was a stage name that she got from the name of the city Melbourne, where she was born.
MELEK (1)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MELEK (2)   f   Turkish
Means "angel" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin.
MELIA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "ash tree" in Greek, a derivative of μελι (meli) "honey". This was the name of a nymph in Greek myth, the daughter of the Greek god Okeanos.
MELİK   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MALIK (1).
MELİS   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELLE   m   Dutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element mathal meaning "meeting".
MELOR   m   Russian
Acronym of 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.
MELVA   f   English
Perhaps a feminine form of MELVIN.
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.
MERAB (1)   f   Biblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This was the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
MERAB (2)   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MEHRAB.
MERAV   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MERCÈ   f   Catalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCY   f   English
From the English word mercy, ultimately from Latin merces "wages, reward", a derivative of merx "goods, wares". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
MERIT (1)   m   English (Rare)
Either a variant of MERRITT or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
MERIT (2)   f   Swedish
Variant of MARIT.
MERJA   f   Finnish
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
MERLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MERLE.
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).
MEROB   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERRY (1)   f   English
From the English word merry, ultimately from Old English myrge. This name appears in Charles Dickens' novel 'Martin Chuzzlewit' (1844), where it is a diminutive of MERCY.
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".
MERVE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MARWA.
MERYL   f   English
Variant of MURIEL, influenced by the spelling of the name CHERYL. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
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.
METİN   m   Turkish
Means "strong" in Turkish.
METOD   m   Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
METTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MEYER   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
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.
MICHA   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MICAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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.
MIĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICKY   m   English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
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.
MIDGE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MADGE.
MIDHA   f   Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIEKE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIELA   f   Esperanto
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
MIGLĖ   f   Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
MIHAI   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIKEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MIKEY   m   English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIKKI   f   English
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MIKKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKSA   m   Hungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MILÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MILAN.
MILAN   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Dutch
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.
MILDA   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
MILEN   m   Bulgarian
Variant 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".
MILEY   f   English (Modern)
In the case of actress and singer Miley Cyrus (1992-), it is a shortened form of the nickname Smiley, given to her by her father because she often smiled. Although it was not at all common before she brought it to public attention, there are some examples of its use before her time, most likely as a diminutive of MILES.
MILKA (1)   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKA (2)   f   Biblical
Means "queen" in Hebrew. This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to both the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Zelophehad.
MILKO   m   Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
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.
MIMMI   f   Swedish, Finnish
Diminutive of VILHELMINA or VILHELMIINA.
MINDY   f   English
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MIN-JI   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINKE   m & f   Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
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