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MANISHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of MANISH.
MANIUSmAncient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".
MANJEETm & fIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
MANJUfIndian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJULAfIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJUSHAfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
MANLEYmEnglish
From an English surname, originally a place name, meaning "common clearing" in Old English.
MANLIOmItalian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANLIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin mane "morning". Marcus Manlius Capitolinus was a Roman consul who saved Rome from the Gauls in the 4th century BC.
MANNESmDutch
Dutch diminutive of HERMAN.
MANNIXmIrish
Anglicized form of MAINCHÍN.
MANNOmAncient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element man meaning "man".
MANNYmEnglish
Short form of EMMANUEL.
MANOELmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant form of EMMANUEL.
MANOJAmHinduism
Means "born of the mind", from Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and (ja) meaning "born". This is another name of the Hindu god Kama.
MANOLAfSpanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of MANUEL.
MANOLOmSpanish
Spanish diminutive of MANUEL.
MANONfFrench, Dutch
French diminutive of MARIE.
MANOUELmLate Greek
Medieval Greek form of MANUEL.
MÅNSmSwedish
Swedish variant of MAGNUS.
MANSELmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which originally referred to a person who came from the French city of Le Mans.
MANSOORmArabic
Variant transcription of MANSUR.
MANSURmArabic, Turkish, Indonesian
Means "victorious" in Arabic. Abu Jafar al-Mansur was an 8th-century Abbasid caliph and the founder of the city of Baghdad.
MANU (1)mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Kannada
Means "thinking, wise" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is a title of Svayambhuva, the progenitor of the human race, as well as several of his descendants.
MANU (2)m & fFrench, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (and also of MANUELA in Germany).
MANUELmSpanish, Portuguese, German, English, Italian, French, Romanian, Late Greek (Latinized)
Spanish and Portuguese form of EMMANUEL. In the spelling Μανουηλ (Manouel) it was also used in the Byzantine Empire, notably by two emperors. It is possible this form of the name was transmitted to Spain and Portugal from Byzantium, since there were connections between the royal families (king Ferdinand III of Castile married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, who had Byzantine roots, and had a son named Manuel). The name has been used in Iberia since at least the 13th century and was borne by two kings of Portugal.
MANUELEmItalian
Italian variant of MANUEL.
MANUELITAfSpanish
Diminutive of MANUELA.
MANUSmIrish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MANYAfRussian
Russian diminutive of MARIA.
MANYARAfSouthern African, Shona
Means "you have been humbled" in Shona.
MAO (1)fJapanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (mai) meaning "dance" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MAO (2)mLimburgish
Short form of EDMAO or REMAO.
MAOILIOSmScottish
Means "servant of JESUS" in Scottish Gaelic.
MAOLSHEACHLANNmIrish
Modern Irish form of MÁEL SECHLAINN.
MAORmHebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
MAQSOODmArabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of MAQSUD.
MAQSUDmArabic, Urdu
Means "intention, aim" in Arabic.
MAQUINNAmNative American, Nuu-chah-nulth
Meaning unknown, of Nuu-chah-nulth (also known as Nootka) origin. This was the name of a late 18th-century chief of the Mowachaht.
MARA (1)fBiblical
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This is a name taken by Naomi in the Old Testament (see Ruth 1:20).
MARA (2)fHungarian, Croatian, Serbian
Hungarian variant of MÁRIA, and a Croatian and Serbian variant of MARIJA.
MARAĴAfEsperanto
Means "made of the sea" in Esperanto.
MARALfArmenian
Means "deer" in Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer.
MARAMf & mArabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MARAMAfPolynesian Mythology
Means "moon" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology she was the goddess of the moon and death.
MARATmTatar
Tatar form of MURAD.
MARCmFrench, Catalan, Welsh
French, Catalan and Welsh form of MARK.
MARCASmIrish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of MARK.
MARCELmFrench, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS. A notable bearer was the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922).
MARCELImPolish
Polish form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELINmFrench
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINAfPolish
Polish feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINEfFrench
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCELO.
MARCELINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLmHungarian
Hungarian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLEfFrench
French feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLETTEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine diminutive of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLINEfFrench
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from MARCELLUS. Saint Marcellinus was a pope of the early 4th century who was supposedly martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
MARCELLOmItalian
Italian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLUSmAncient Roman, German, Dutch
Roman family name which was originally a diminutive of MARCUS. This was the name of two popes.
MARCELOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLUS.
MARCIfEnglish
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MÁRCIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIA.
MARCIAfEnglish, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MARCIUS. It was borne by a few very minor saints. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
MARCIALmSpanish
Spanish form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARCIANOmPortuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of MARCIANUS.
MARCIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Eastern Roman emperor. It was also borne by a 2nd-century saint: a bishop of Tortona, Italy.
MARCIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MARCINmPolish
Polish form of MARTIN.
MÁRCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIUS.
MARCIOmSpanish
Spanish form of MARCIUS.
MARCIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, king of Rome.
MARCOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of MARK. During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
MARCOSmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARK.
MARCUSmAncient Roman, Biblical Latin, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. This was among the most popular of the Roman praenomina. Famous bearers include Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero), a 1st-century BC statesman and orator, Marcus Antonius (known as Mark Antony), a 1st-century BC politician, and Marcus Aurelius, a notable 2nd-century emperor. This was also the name of a pope of the 4th century. This spelling has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world, though the traditional English form Mark has been more common.
MARCYfEnglish
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MARDUKmSemitic Mythology
Probably from Sumerian amar-Utuk meaning "calf of Utu", derived from amar combined with the name of the sun god UTU. This was the name of the chief Babylonian god, presiding over heaven, light, sky, battle, and fertility. After killing the dragon Tiamat, who was an old enemy of the gods, he created the world and sky from the pieces of her body.
MAREfEstonian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mar.
MAREDfWelsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MAREDUDDmWelsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MAREIKEfFrisian, German
Frisian and German diminutive of MARIA.
MAREKmPolish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MARENfDanish, Norwegian
Danish form of MARINA.
MARETfEstonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARFAfRussian
Russian form of MARTHA.
MARGAIDfManx
Manx form of MARGARET.
MARGALITfHebrew
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).
MARGANITAfHebrew
From the name of a type of flowering plant common in Israel, called the scarlet pimpernel in English.
MARGAREETAfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish variant form of MARGARET.
MARGARETfEnglish
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning "pearl", probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari). Saint Margaret, the patron of expectant mothers, was martyred at Antioch in the 4th century. Later legends told of her escape from a dragon, with which she was often depicted in medieval art. The saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and her name has been widely used in the Christian world.... [more]
MARGARÉTAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGARETEfGerman
German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHAfDutch, German
Dutch and German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHEfGerman, Danish
German and Danish form of MARGARET.
MARGARETTAfEnglish
Latinate form of MARGARET.
MARGARIDfArmenian
Variant transcription of MARGARIT.
MARGARIDAfPortuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also the Portuguese and Galician word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGARITfArmenian
Armenian form of MARGARET, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
MARGARITAfSpanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Greek, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGAUXfFrench
Variant of MARGOT influenced by the name of the wine-producing French town. It was borne by Margaux Hemingway (1954-1996), granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway, who had it changed from Margot.
MARGEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGEDfWelsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARGERYfEnglish
Medieval English form of MARGARET.
MARGHmCornish
Cornish form of MARK.
MARGHERITAfItalian
Italian form of MARGARET. This is also the Italian word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGITfHungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARGITAfSlovak
Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGOfEnglish
Variant of MARGOT.
MARGOTfFrench
French short form of MARGARET.
MARGREETfLimburgish, Dutch
Limburgish form of MARGARET and a Dutch variant of MARGRIET.
MARGRÉTfIcelandic
Icelandic form of MARGARET.
MARGRETEfNorwegian
Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARGRETHEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARGARET. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
MARGRIETfDutch
Dutch form of MARGARET. This is also the Dutch word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGRITfGerman
German variant form of MARGARET.
MARGUERITEfFrench
French form of MARGARET. This is also the French word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARI (1)fWelsh, Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Welsh, Breton, Estonian and Finnish form of MARIA, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of MÁRIA. It is also a Scandinavian form of MARIE.
MARI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (ri) meaning "reason, logic" or (ri) meaning "village". Many other combinations of kanji characters can form this name.
MARI (3)fMythology
Possibly from Basque emari "donation" or amari "mother". This was the name of a goddess of the weather and fertility in Basque mythology.
MÁRIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARIA.
MARÍAf & mSpanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIAf & mItalian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIAHfEnglish
Variant of MARIA. It is usually pronounced in a way that reflects an older English pronunciation of Maria. The name was popularized in the early 1990s by the American singer Mariah Carey (1970-).
MARIAMfBiblical Greek, Georgian, Armenian, Arabic
Form of MARIA used in the Greek Old Testament, as well as the Georgian and Armenian form. It is also a variant transcription of Arabic MARYAM.
MARIAMIfGeorgian
Georgian variant of MARIAM.
MARIAMNEfHistory
From Μαριαμη (Mariame), the form of MARIA used by the historian Josephus when referring to the wife of King Herod.
MARIÁNmSlovak, Czech, Hungarian
Slovak, Czech and Hungarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIAN (1)fEnglish
Variant of MARION (1). This name was borne in English legend by Maid Marian, Robin Hood's love. It is sometimes considered a combination of MARY and ANN.
MARIAN (2)mPolish, Czech, Romanian
Polish, Czech and Romanian form of MARIANUS. It is sometimes used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANAfPortuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of MARIANUS. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of MARIA and ANA. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANELAfSpanish
Contraction of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARIANGELAfItalian
Combination of MARIA and ANGELA.
MARIANITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of MARIANA.
MARIANNAfItalian, English, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Greek
Combination of MARIA and ANNA. It has been confused with the Roman name MARIANA to the point that it is no longer easy to separate the two forms. It is sometimes also used as a Latinized form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANNEfFrench, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Originally a French diminutive of MARIE. It is also considered a combination of MARIE and ANNE (1). Shortly after the formation of the French Republic in 1792, a female figure by this name was adopted as the symbol of the state.
MARIANOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name, which was itself derived from the Roman name MARIUS. This was the name of an early saint.
MARIAZINHAfPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARIA.
MARIBELfSpanish
Contraction of MARÍA and ISABEL.
MARICAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Hungarian
Diminutive of MARIJA (Croatian, Serbian and Slovene) or MÁRIA (Hungarian).
MARICELAfSpanish
Contraction of MARÍA and CELIA.
MARICRUZfSpanish
Contraction of MARÍA and CRUZ.
MARIEf & mFrench, Czech, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French and Czech form of MARIA. A notable bearer of this name was Marie Antoinette, a queen of France who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Another was Marie Curie (1867-1934), a physicist and chemist who studied radioactivity with her husband Pierre.... [more]
MARIEKEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MARIELfEnglish
Diminutive of MARY influenced by MURIEL. In the case of actress Mariel Hemingway (1961-), the name is from the Cuban town of Mariel.
MARIELEfGerman
German diminutive of MARIA.
MARIELLAfItalian
Italian diminutive of MARIA.
MARIËLLEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MARIELLEfFrench
French diminutive of MARIE.
MARIETJIEfSouthern African, Afrikaans
Afrikaans diminutive of MARIA.
MARIETTAfItalian, Greek, Hungarian
Italian, Greek and Hungarian diminutive of MARIA.
MARIËTTEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MARIETTEfFrench
French diminutive of MARIE.
MARIGOLDfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which comes from a combination of MARY and the English word gold.
MARIJANmCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of MARIANUS.
MARIJANAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of MARIANA.
MARIJETAfCroatian
Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MARIJKEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MARIJNm & fDutch
Dutch masculine and feminine form of MARINUS.
MARIJOmCroatian
Croatian form of MARIUS.
MARIJONAfLithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of MARIANUS.
MARIJSEfDutch
Dutch form of MARISE.
MARIJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARIUS.
MARIKAfCzech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Finnish, Estonian, Georgian
Diminutive of MARIA or other names beginning with Mari.
MARIKEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MARIKITfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "beautiful, pretty" in Tagalog.
MARIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine", (ri) meaning "village" and (ko) meaning "child". Many different combinations of kanji characters can form this name.
MARILAGfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "beautiful, gorgeous" in Tagalog.
MARILENAfItalian, Romanian
Combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MARILÈNEfFrench
Combination of MARIE and HÉLÈNE.
MARILOUfFrench, English, Dutch
Combination of MARIA and LOUISE.
MARILYNfEnglish
Combination of MARY and lyn. It has been used since the start of the 20th century. A famous bearer was the American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).
MARINmFrench, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARINDAfEnglish
Either a diminutive of MARY or a variant of MIRANDA.
MARINEfFrench, Georgian
French and Georgian feminine form of MARINUS.
MARINELAfCroatian
Croatian form of MARINELLA.
MARINELLAfItalian
Diminutive of MARINA.
MARINHOmPortuguese
Diminutive of MÁRIO.
MARINKAfCroatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene diminutive of MARINA.
MARINKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of MARIN.
MARINOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
MARINOSmGreek
Greek form of MARINUS.
MARINUSmAncient Roman, Dutch
From the Roman family name Marinus, which derives either from the name MARIUS or from the Latin word marinus "of the sea".
MÁRIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of MARIUS.
MARIOmItalian, Spanish, German, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American race car driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MARION (1)fFrench, English
Medieval French diminutive of MARIE.
MARION (2)mEnglish
From a French surname which was derived from MARION (1). This was the real name of American actor John Wayne (1907-1979), who was born Marion Robert Morrison.
MARIONAfCatalan
Catalan diminutive of MARIA.
MARIOSmGreek
Greek form of MARIUS.
MARISfEnglish (Rare)
Means "of the sea", taken from the Latin title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea".
MARISAfItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, English
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese combination of MARIA and LUISA.
MARISEfFrench
French diminutive of MARIE.
MARISELAfSpanish
Elaborated form of MARISA.
MARISKAfHungarian, Dutch
Diminutive of MARIA.
MARISOLfSpanish
Combination of MARÍA and SOL (1) or SOLEDAD. It also resembles Spanish mar y sol "sea and sun".
MARISTELAfSpanish, Portuguese
From the title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea" in Latin. It can also be a combination of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARISTELLAfItalian
Italian form of MARISTELA.
MARITfSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARITA (2)fSwedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARITTAfFinnish
Finnish diminutive of MARIA.
MARITZAfSpanish (Latin American)
Diminutive of MARIA used particularly in Latin America.
MÀRIUmSardinian
Sardinian form of MARIUS.
MARIUSmAncient Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French
Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male". Gaius Marius was a famous Roman consul of the 2nd century BC. Since the start of the Christian era, it has occasionally been used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIUSZmPolish
Polish form of MARIUS.
MARIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian form of MARIA.
MARIYANmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIYANAfBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of MARIANA.
MÁRJÁfSami
Northern Sami form of MARIA.
MARJAfFinnish, Sorbian, Dutch
Finnish and Sorbian form of MARIA, as well as a Dutch variant. It also means "berry" in Finnish.
MARJAANAfFinnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MARJAN (1)fDutch
Dutch form of MARIANNE.
MARJAN (2)mSlovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of MARIANUS.
MARJANAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene form of MARIANA.
MARJANIfEastern African, Swahili
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.
MARJATTAfFinnish
Diminutive of MARJA.
MARJEfEnglish
Diminutive of MARJORIE.
MARJETAfSlovene
Slovene form of MARGARET.
MARJO (1)fFinnish, Dutch
Finnish and Dutch form of MARIA.
MARJO (2)fDutch
Combination of MARIA with JOHANNA or JOSEPHINE.
MARJOLAINEfFrench
Means "marjoram" in French. Marjoram is a minty herb.
MARJOLEINfDutch
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
MARJOLIJNfDutch
Dutch form of MARJOLAINE.
MARJORIEfEnglish
Medieval variant of MARGERY, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. After the Middle Ages this name was rare, but it was revived at the end of the 19th century.
MARJUKKAfFinnish
Diminutive of MARJA.
MARJUTfFinnish
Diminutive of MARJA.
MÁRKmHungarian
Hungarian form of MARK.
MARKmEnglish, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical
Form of MARCUS. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts. He is the patron saint of Venice, where he is supposedly buried. Though in use during the Middle Ages, Mark was not common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus.... [more]
MARKELmBasque
Basque form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARKÉTAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARKETTAfFinnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MARKKUmFinnish
Finnish form of MARK.
MARKOSmGreek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARKUSmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
German, Scandinavian and Finnish form of MARK.
MARKUSSmLatvian
Latvian form of MARK.
MARLAfEnglish
Shortened form of MARLENE.
MARLEENfDutch, English
Dutch form and English variant of MARLENE.
MARLEN (1)mRussian
Blend of Marx and Lenin. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
MARLENAfEnglish, Polish
Latinate form of MARLENE.
MARLÈNEfFrench
French form of MARLENE.
MARLENEfGerman, English
Blend of MARIA and MAGDALENE. It refers, therefore, to Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament. The name was popularized by the German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), whose real name was Maria Magdalene Dietrich.
MARLEYfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was taken from a place name meaning either "pleasant wood", "boundary wood" or "marten wood" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the Jamaican musician Bob Marley (1945-1981).
MARLIESfGerman, Dutch
Combination of MARIA and LIES.
MARLINmEnglish
Possibly a variant of MERLIN.
MARLISfGerman
Combination of MARIA and LIESE.
MARLOESfDutch
Combination of MARIA and LOES.
MARLONmEnglish
Meaning unknown. This name was popularized by the American actor Marlon Brando (1924-2004), who was named after his father.
MARLOWEfEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "remnants of a lake" in Old English.
MARMADUKEmEnglish (British, Rare)
Possibly derived from the Old Irish name MÁEL MÁEDÓC. This name has been traditionally used in the Yorkshire area of Britain.
MARNAfDanish
Danish short form of MARINA.
MARNIfEnglish
Variant of MARNIE.
MARNIEfEnglish
Possibly a diminutive of MARINA. This name was brought to public attention by Alfred Hitchcock's movie 'Marnie' (1964), itself based on a 1961 novel by Winston Graham.
MARNIXmDutch
From a Dutch surname of unknown meaning.
MARQUINHOSmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCOS.
MARQUISmAfrican American
From a noble title which was derived from the Old French word marchis "march, borderland", which originally referred to someone who ruled on the borderlands of a realm.
MARQUISEmAfrican American (Modern)
Variant of MARQUIS. Technically, marquise is the feminine form of the title marquis.
MARQUITAfAfrican American
Feminine variant of MARQUIS.
MARSmRoman Mythology
Possibly related to Latin mas "male" (genitive maris). In Roman mythology Mars was the god of war, often equated with the Greek god Ares. This is also the name of the fourth planet in the solar system.
MARSAILIfScottish
Scottish form of both MARJORIE and MARCELLA.
MARSHAfEnglish
Variant of MARCIA.
MARSHALLmEnglish
From a surname which originally denoted a person who was a marshal. The word marshal originally derives from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant".
MÁRTAfHungarian
Hungarian form of MARTHA.
MÄRTAfSwedish
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
MARTEfNorwegian
Norwegian variant of MARTHA.
MÅRTENmSwedish
Swedish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTENmDutch
Dutch form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTHAfEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) meaning "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (who is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene). She was a witness to Jesus restoring her dead brother to life.... [more]