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MAAIKE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MAALA   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAALIK   m   Arabic
Means "owner, possessor, master" in Arabic.
MAAN   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of HERMAN.
MAARIA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARIA.
MAARIKA   f   Estonian, Finnish
Diminutive of MAARJA (Estonian) or MAARIA (Finnish).
MAARIT   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MAARJA   f   Estonian
Estonian form of MARIA.
MAARTEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MAARTJE   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of MARTIN.
MAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of THOMAS.
MAATA   f   Maori
Maori form of MARTHA.
MAAYAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
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).
MABELLA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of MABEL.
MABELLE   f   English
Variant of MABEL. It also coincides with the French phrase ma belle meaning "my beautiful".
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.
MACARENA   f   Spanish
From the name of a barrio (district) in Seville, which got its name from a temple which may have been named for a person Macarius (see MACARIO). The Virgin of Macarena, that is Mary, is widely venerated in Seville.
MACARIA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of MACARIO.
MACARIO   m   Spanish
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.
MAC BEATHA   m   Medieval Scottish
Gaelic form of MACBETH.
MACBETH   m   History
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.
MACEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MACY.
MACHALAT   f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHALATH.
MACHLAH   f & m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACHLI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLI.
MACHTELD   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MATILDA.
MACI   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MACY.
MACIE   f   English
Variant of MACY.
MACIEJ   m   Polish
Polish form of MATTHIAS.
MACK (1)   m   English
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)   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MACKENZIE   f & m   English
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-).
MACSEN   m   Welsh
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.
MACY   f   English
From an English surname which was from various towns named Massy in France. The towns themselves were originally named from a Gallo-Roman personal name that was Latinized as Maccius. This is the name of a chain of American department stores founded by Rowland Hussey Macy (1822-1877).
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.
MADAILÉIN   f   Irish
Irish form of MAGDALENE.
MADALENA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MAGDALENA.
MĂDĂLINA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of MAGDALENE.
MADALITSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MADALYN   f   English
Variant of MADELINE.
MADARA   f   Latvian
From the Latvian name for a type of flowering plant, known as cleavers or bedstraw in English.
MÄDCHEN   f   Various
Means "girl" in German. It is not used as a name in Germany itself.
MADDALENA   f   Italian
Italian form of MAGDALENE.
MADDIE   f   English
Diminutive of MADELINE or MADISON.
MADDISON   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MADISON.
MADDOX   m   English (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.
MADDY   f   English
Diminutive of MADELINE or MADISON.
MADE   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
From Sanskrit मध्य (madhya) meaning "middle". This name is traditionally given to the family's second-born child.
MADELAINE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MADELINE.
MADELEINE   f   French, English, Swedish
French form of MAGDALENE.
MADELIEF   f   Dutch
Derived from Dutch madeliefje meaning "daisy".
MADELINA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate form of MADELINE.
MADELINE   f   English, French
English form of MAGDALENE. This is the name of the heroine in a series of children's books by Ludwig Bemelmans, first published 1939.
MADELON   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MAGDALENE.
MADELYN   f   English
Variant of MADELINE.
MADGE   f   English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MADHAV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of MADHAVA.
MADHAVA   m   Sanskrit, 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.
MADHAVI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
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).
MADHUKAR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHUR   m & f   Indian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MADHURI   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MADILYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MADELINE.
MADISON   f & m   English
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.
MADISYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MADISON.
MADLENKA   f   Czech
Czech diminutive of MARIE.
MADLYN   f   English
Variant of MADELINE.
MADOC   m   Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh mad "fortunate" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MADOG   m   Welsh
Variant of MADOC.
MADOLINE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MADELINE.
MADONA   f   Georgian
Georgian form of MADONNA.
MADONNA   f   English
From a title of the Virgin Mary meaning "my lady" in Italian. A famous bearer of the name is American singer Madonna Ciccone (1958-), known simply as Madonna.
MADS   m   Danish
Danish short form of MATHIAS.
MADYSON   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MADISON.
MAE   f   English
Variant of MAY. A famous bearer was American actress Mae West (1893-1980), whose birth name was Mary.
MÁEDÓC   m   Ancient Irish
Meaning unknown. Saint Máedóc (also known as Áedán) of Ferns was a 7th-century Irish bishop.
MAEGAN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MEGAN.
MAEGHAN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MEGAN.
MÆJA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic diminutive of MARIA.
MAËL   m   French, 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.
MAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of MAËL.
MAELA   f   Breton
Feminine form of MAËL.
MÁEL COLUIM   m   Scottish
Gaelic form of MALCOLM.
MAELETH   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHALATH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAËLLE   f   French, Breton
French feminine form of MAËL.
MÁEL MÁEDÓC   m   Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint MÁEDÓC" in Irish. Saint Máel Máedóc (also known as Malachy) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh.
MÁEL SECHNAILL   m   Ancient 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.
MAËLYS   f   French
Feminine form of MAËL, possibly influenced by the spelling of MAILYS.
MAEVA   f   Tahitian, French
Means "welcome" in Tahitian. It gained popularity in France during the 1980s.
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'.
MAFALDA   f   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of MATILDA.
MAGALI   f   French, Occitan
Occitan form of MAGDALENE.
MAGALIE   f   French
Variant of MAGALI.
MAGDALEN   f   English
Variant of MAGDALENE.
MAGDALÉNA   f   Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of MAGDALENE.
MAGDALENE   f   German, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From a title which meant "of Magdala". Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament, was named thus because she was from Magdala - a village on the Sea of Galilee whose name meant "tower" in Hebrew. She was cleaned of evil spirits by Jesus and then remained with him during his ministry, witnessing the crucifixion and the resurrection. She was a popular saint in the Middle Ages, and the name became common then. In England it is traditionally rendered Madeline, while Magdalene or Magdalen is the learned form.
MAGDALINA   f   Old Church Slavic, Bulgarian
Old Slavic form of MAGDALENE, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
MAGDALINI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of MAGDALENE.
MAGDOLNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MAGDALENE.
MAGGIE   f   English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MÁGHNUS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAGNE   m   Norwegian
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.
MAGNHILD   f   Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle". This was the name of a novel by the Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
MAGNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of MAGNHILD.
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.
MAGNOLIA   f   English
From the English word magnolia for the flower, which was named for the French botanist Pierre Magnol.
MAGNUS   m   Swedish, 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.
MAGOMED   m   Dagestani, Chechen, Ingush
Dagestani, Chechen and Ingush form of MUHAMMAD.
MAGOMET   m   Dagestani, Chechen, Ingush
Dagestani, Chechen and Ingush form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHA   f   Arabic
Means "oryx" in Arabic. The oryx is a variety of antelope that is said to represent beauty.
MAHALA   f   English
Variant of MAHALAH or MAHALATH. It has occasionally been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
MAHALAH   m   Biblical
Variant of MAHLAH used in the King James Version of the Old Testament.
MAHALATH   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מָחֲלַת (Machalat) meaning "lyre". In the Old Testament she is the daughter of Ishmael and the wife of Esau.
MAHALI   m   Biblical
Variant of MAHLI.
MAHALIA   f   English
Variant of MAHALA.
MAHAMMAD   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHATMA   m   History
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).
MAHAUT   f   French (Archaic)
Medieval French form of MATHILDE.
MAHAVIR   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of MAHAVIRA.
MAHAVIRA   m   Sanskrit
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.
MAHDI   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
MAHENDRA   m   Indian, 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.
MAHESHA   m   Hinduism
Means "great lord" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva.
MAHFUZ   m   Arabic
Means "safeguarded" in Arabic.
MAHIN   f   Persian
Means "related to the moon" in Persian.
MAHINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MAHINE   f   Persian
Variant transcription of MAHIN.
MAHİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHIR.
MAHIR   m   Arabic
Means "skilled" in Arabic.
MAHLAH   f & m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak" or "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.
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.
MAHMOOD   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MAHMUD.
MAHMOUD   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAHMUD.
MAHMUD   m   Arabic, 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.
MAHMUT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHMUD.
MAHOMET   m   Arabic (Anglicized)
Archaic transcription of MUHAMMAD, based on the usual Latin spelling Mahometus.
MAHOMETUS   m   Arabic (Latinized)
Latinized form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHON   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MAHSA   f   Persian
Means "like the moon" in Persian.
MAHTAB   f   Persian
Means "moonlight" in Persian.
MAHTHILDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MATILDA.
MAHULENA   f   Czech
Possibly inspired by MAGDALENA. The Czech author Julius Zeyer created it for a character in his play 'Radúz and Mahulena' (1898).
MAHVASH   f   Persian
Possibly means "moon-like" in Persian.
MAHZUN   m   Turkish
Means "sad" in Turkish.
MAI (1)   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mai) meaning "plum, apricot".
MAI (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mai) meaning "dance" or 麻衣 (mai) meaning "linen robe". It can also come from (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (ai) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MAÏA   f   French
French form of MAIA (1).
MAIA (1)   f   Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology, Portuguese, Georgian
Meaning unknown. In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son by Zeus was Hermes.
MAIA (2)   f   Roman Mythology
Means "great" in Latin. This was the name of a Roman goddess of spring, the wife of Vulcan. The month of May is named for her.
MAIA (3)   f   Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
MAIALEN   f   Basque
Basque form of MAGDALENE.
MAIARA   f   Native American, Tupí
Means "wise" in Tupí.
MAIGHREAD   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIJA   f   Finnish
Finnish variant of MARIA.
MAIKE   f   Frisian, German
Frisian diminutive of MARIA.
MAIKEL   m   Dutch
Dutch variant form of MICHAEL.
MAIKEN   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian diminutive of MARIA.
MAILE   f   Hawaiian
From the name of a type of vine that grows in Hawaii and is used in making leis.
MAILYS   f   French
Variant of MAYLIS.
MAIMU   f   Estonian
Means "little" in Estonian.
MAINCHÍN   m   Irish
Means "little monk", derived from Irish manach "monk" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MAINIO   m   Finnish
Means "excellent" in Finnish.
MAIR   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARY.
MÁIRE   f   Irish
Irish form of MARY.
MAIRE   f   Finnish
Derived from Finnish mairea "gushing, sugary".
MAIRÉAD   f   Irish
Irish form of MARGARET.
MAIREAD   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIRENN   f   Irish
Variant of MÁIRÍN.
MÀIRI   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARY.
MÁIRÍN   f   Irish
Irish diminutive of MARY.
MÁIRTÍN   m   Irish
Irish form of MARTIN.
MAIRWEN   f   Welsh
Combination of MAIR and Welsh gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
MAISIE   f   Scottish
Diminutive of MAIREAD.
MAITE (1)   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and TERESA.
MAITE (2)   f   Basque
Means "lovable" in Basque.
MAITIÚ   m   Irish
Irish form of MATTHEW.
MAITLAND   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a Norman French place name possibly meaning "inhospitable".
MAJ   m   Slovene
Either a masculine form of MAJA (1), or else from the Slovene name for the month of May.
MAJDA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MAGDALENA.
MAJID   m   Arabic
Means "glorious" in Arabic.
MAJKEN   f   Danish, Swedish
Variant of MAIKEN.
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.
MAKAIO   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MATTHEW.
MAKANA   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
MAKAR   m   Russian
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKARA   m & f   Khmer
Means "January" in Khmer.
MAKARI   m   Russian (Archaic)
Variant transcription of MAKARIY.
MAKARIOS   m   Late Greek
Original Greek form of MACARIO.
MAKARIY   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKAYLA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MICHAELA.
MAKBULE   f   Turkish
Means "liked" in Turkish.
MAKEDA   f   History
Possibly means "greatness" in Ethiopic. This was the name of an Ethiopian queen of the 10th-century BC. She is probably the same person as the Queen of Sheba, who visited Solomon in the Old Testament.
MAKENA   f & m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAKENNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MCKENNA.
MAKHMUD   m   Uzbek, Kazakh, Chechen
Uzbek, Kazakh and Chechen form of MAHMUD.
MAKOTO   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (makoto) meaning "sincerity", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
MAKRAM   m   Arabic
Means "generous" or "noble" in Arabic.
MAKS   m   Russian
Short form of MAKSIM.
MAKSIM   m   Russian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as a variant transliteration of Ukrainian MAKSYM.
MAKSIMILIAN   m   Russian (Rare)
Russian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAKSYM   m   Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
MAKSYMILIAN   m   Polish
Polish form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAKVALA   f   Georgian
Derived from Georgian მაყვალი (maqvali) meaning "blackberry".
MALA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "necklace" in Sanskrit.
MALACHI   m   Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhiy) 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.
MALACHY   m   Irish
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.
MALAI   f   Thai
Means "garland of flowers" in Thai.
MALAIKA   f   Arabic
Means "angels" from the plural of Arabic ملك (malak).
MALAK   f & m   Arabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MALAKAI   m   English (Modern)
Variant of MALACHI.
MAL'AKHI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MALACHI.
MALALAI   f   Pashto
Means "sad, grieved" in Pashto. This was the name of a Pashtun woman who encouraged the Afghan forces during the 1880 Battle of Maiwand against the British.
MALANDRA   f   English (Rare)
Invented name, a prefixed form of ANDRA.
MALATI   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "jasmine" in Sanskrit.
MALCOLM   m   Scottish, 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.
MALCOM   m   English
Variant of MALCOLM.
MALDWYN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of BALDWIN.
MALEAH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MALIA.
MALEKO   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MARK.
MALENA   f   Swedish, Spanish, Czech
Swedish and Spanish short form of MAGDALENA, and a Czech short form of MAHULENA.
MALENE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENA.
MAŁGORZATA   f   Polish
Polish form of MARGARET.
MAŁGOSIA   f   Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
MALI   f   Thai
Means "flower" in Thai.
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.
MALIKA   f   Arabic
Means "queen" in Arabic, the feminine form of MALIK (1).
MALIN   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENE.
MALINA (1)   f   Scottish
Feminine form of MALCOLM.
MALINA (2)   f   Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish
Means "raspberry" in several Slavic languages.
MALINDA   f   English
Variant of MELINDA.
MALINI   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "fragrant" in Sanskrit.
MALKA   f   Hebrew
Means "queen" in Hebrew.
MALKHAZ   m   Georgian
Possibly means "beautiful, elegant, youthful" in Georgian.
MALKHAZI   m   Georgian
Variant of MALKHAZ.
MALLAIDH   f   Irish
Irish form of MOLLY.
MALLE   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MALLORY   f   English (Modern)
From an English surname which meant "unfortunate" in Norman French. It first became common in the 1980s due to the television comedy 'Family Ties', which featured a character by this name.
MALLT   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MAUD.
MALONE   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Maoil Eoin meaning "descendant of a disciple of Saint JOHN".
MALTE   m   Danish, Swedish, German
Short form of the Germanic name HELMOLD.
MALTHE   m   Danish, German
Variant of MALTE.
MALVINA   f   Scottish, English, Literature
Created by the poet James MacPherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossian poems. He probably intended it to mean "smooth brow" in Gaelic.
MALVOLIO   m   Literature
Means "ill will" in Italian. This name was invented by Shakespeare for a character in his play 'Twelfth Night' (1602).
MALWINA   f   Polish
Polish form of MALVINA.
MAMADOU   m   Western African
Form of MUHAMMAD used in western Africa.
MAMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (ma) meaning "flax" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
MAMIE   f   English
Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET.
MAMOUN   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MAMUN.
MAMUKA   m   Georgian
Means "little father" in Georgian.
MAMUN   m   Arabic, Bengali
Means "trustworthy" in Arabic.
MANAEM   m   Biblical Greek
Form of MENAHEM used in the Greek Old Testament.
MANAHEM   m   Biblical Latin
Form of MENAHEM used in the Latin Old Testament.
MANAIA   f & m   Maori
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.
MANAMI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mana) meaning "love, affection" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "sea, ocean". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MANANA   f   Georgian
Means "heather" in Georgian.
MANAS   m   Bengali, Indian, Assamese, Hindi
Means "mind, intellect, spirit" in Sanskrit.
MANASSEH   m   Biblical
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.
MANASSES   m   Biblical, 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.
MANDA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MAGDALENA.
MANDEEP   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
MANDI   f   English
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANDICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of MANDA.
MANDY   f   English
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANEL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MANUEL.
MANFRED   m   German, 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.
MANFREDO   m   Italian
Italian form of MANFRED.
MANFRIED   m   German (Rare)
German form of MANFRED.
MANI (1)   m   Hinduism, 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)   m   Iranian
Meaning unknown, presumably of Persian origin. Mani was a 3rd-century prophet who founded the religion of Manichaeism (which is now extinct).
MANINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
MANISH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Nepali
From Sanskrit मनीषा (manisha) meaning "thought, wisdom".
MANISHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of MANISH.
MANIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".
MANJEET   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
MANJU   f   Indian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJULA   f   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJUSHA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
MANLEY   m   English
From an English surname, originally a place name, meaning "common clearing" in Old English.
MANLIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANLIUS   m   Ancient 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.
MANNES   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of HERMAN.
MANNIX   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MAINCHÍN.
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.
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