Names Starting with M

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
Filter Results       more options...
MARTHEfFrench, Norwegian
French and Norwegian form of MARTHA.
MARTÍmCatalan
Catalan form of MARTIN.
MARTIALmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Martialis, which was derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. The name was borne by Marcus Valerius Martialis, now commonly known as Martial, a Roman poet of the 1st century.
MARTIALISmAncient Roman
Original Latin form of MARTIAL.
MARTIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of MARTIN, MARTINA or MARTHA.
MARTIJNmDutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MARTIMmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÍNmSpanish
Spanish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÎNmNorman
Norman form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINmEnglish, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Finnish
From the Roman name Martinus, which was derived from Martis, the genitive case of the name of the Roman god MARS. Saint Martin of Tours was a 4th-century bishop who is the patron saint of France. According to legend, he came across a cold beggar in the middle of winter so he ripped his cloak in two and gave half of it to the beggar. He was a favourite saint during the Middle Ages, and his name has become common throughout the Christian world.... [more]
MARTINAfGerman, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Hungarian, English, Swedish, Dutch, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN). Saint Martina was a 3rd-century martyr who is one of the patron saints of Rome.
MARTINEfFrench, Dutch, Norwegian
French, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINHOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINOmItalian
Italian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MĀRTIŅŠmLatvian
Latvian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINUSmAncient Roman, Dutch
Original Latin form of MARTIN. This is also the official Dutch form of the name, used on birth certificates but commonly rendered Maarten or Marten in daily life.
MARTIRIOfSpanish
Means "martyrdom" in Spanish.
MARTITAfSpanish
Spanish diminutive of MARTA.
MÁRTONmHungarian
Hungarian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTTAfFinnish
Finnish form of MARTHA.
MARTTImFinnish
Finnish form of MARTIN.
MÁRTUSKAfHungarian
Diminutive of MÁRTA.
MARTYmEnglish
Diminutive of MARTIN.
MARTYNmWelsh, Ukrainian
Welsh and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
MARTYNAfPolish
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTYNASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTZELmBasque
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
MARUFmArabic, Bengali
Means "favour, kindness" in Arabic.
MARUXAfGalician
Galician diminutive of MARIA.
MARVAfEnglish
Feminine form of MARVIN.
MARVINmEnglish, German
Probably from an English surname which was derived from the given name MERVYN. A famous bearer was the American musician Marvin Gaye (1939-1984).
MARWAfArabic
From the Arabic name of a fragrant plant. Al-Marwa is one of the names of a sacred hill near Mecca.
MARWINmGerman
German variant of MARVIN.
MARYfEnglish, Biblical
Usual English form of Maria, the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), a name borne by the sister of Moses in the Old Testament. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".... [more]
MARYAfRussian
Russian variant form of MARIA.
MARYAMfArabic, Persian, Urdu
Arabic, Persian and Urdu form of Miryam (see MARY). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
MARYANAfRussian
Russian variant of MARIANNA.
MARYANNfEnglish
Combination of MARY and ANN.
MARYANNEfEnglish
Combination of MARY and ANNE (1).
MARYBETHfEnglish
Combination of MARY and BETH.
MARYIAfBelarusian
Belarusian form of MARIA.
MARYLAfPolish
Polish diminutive of MARIA.
MARYLOUfEnglish
Combination of MARY and LOU.
MARYVONNEfFrench
Combination of MARIE and YVONNE.
MARZANNA (1)fPolish
Probably a Polish variant of MARIANNA.
MARZELLmGerman (Rare)
German variant of MARCELLUS.
MARZENAfPolish
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of MARIA or MAŁGORZATA.
MARZIAfItalian
Italian form of MARCIA.
MARZIOmItalian
Italian form of MARCIUS.
MÁŠAfCzech
Czech form of MASHA.
MAŠAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MASHA.
MASAMBAmEastern African, Yao
Means "leaves, vegetables" in Yao.
MASAMIf & mJapanese
From Japanese (masa) meaning "become" or (masa) meaning "right, proper" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji.
MASARUmJapanese
From Japanese (masaru) meaning "victory". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MASEGOfSouthern African, Tswana
Means "blessings" in Tswana.
MASHAfRussian
Russian diminutive of MARIYA.
MASONmEnglish
From an English surname meaning "stoneworker", from an Old French word of Germanic origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
MASOODmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASOUDmArabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASOUMEHfPersian
Persian form of MASUMA.
MASOZIm & fSouthern African, Tumbuka
Means "tears" in Tumbuka.
MASSIMOmItalian
Italian form of MAXIMUS.
MASSOUDmPersian
Variant transcription of MAS'UD.
MASTERMANmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which originally belonged to a person who worked as a servant.
MAS'UDmArabic, Persian
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
MASUDmBengali
Bengali form of MAS'UD.
MASUMAfArabic
Means "innocent" in Arabic. After her death, this name was applied to Fatima, a daughter of the 9th-century Shia imam Musa al-Kadhim.
MASUYOfJapanese
From Japanese (masu) meaning "profit, benefit" and (yo) meaning "world". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MATmEnglish
Short form of MATTHEW.
MATANmHebrew
Variant transcription of MATTAN.
MATASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of MATTHEW.
MÁTÉmHungarian
Hungarian form of MATTHEW.
MATE (1)mGeorgian
Georgian form of MATTHEW.
MATE (2)mCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATEAfCroatian
Croatian feminine form of MATEO.
MATEImRomanian
Romanian form of MATTHEW.
MATĚJmCzech
Czech form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
MATEJmSlovak, 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.
MATEJA (1)fSlovene, Croatian
Feminine form of MATEJ.
MATEJA (2)mSerbian
Serbian variant of MATIJA.
MATÉOmFrench
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATEOmSpanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
MATEUmCatalan
Catalan form of MATTHEW.
MATEUSmPortuguese
Portuguese form of MATTHEW.
MATEUSZmPolish
Polish form of MATTHEW.
MATEVŽmSlovene
Slovene variant of MATTHEW.
MATEYmBulgarian
Bulgarian form of MATTHEW.
MATFEYmRussian
Older Russian form of MATTHEW.
MATHmWelsh Mythology
Possibly from Celtic matu meaning "bear". According to the Mabinogion, Math ap Mathonwy was a king of Gwynedd and a magician. He was the uncle of the hero Gwydion.
MATHÉOmFrench
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATHGHAMHAINmAncient Irish
Means "bear" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of a brother of the Irish king Brian Boru.
MATHIEUmFrench
French variant form of MATTHEW.
MATHISmGerman, French
German and French form of MATTHIAS.
MATHÚINmIrish
Modern Irish form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MATHYSmFrench
French variant of MATTHIAS.
MATIAmBasque
Basque form of MATTHEW.
MATÍASmSpanish
Spanish form of MATTHIAS.
MATIASmFinnish, Portuguese
Finnish and Portuguese form of MATTHIAS.
MATICmSlovene
Slovene variant form of MATTHIAS.
MATIJAm & fSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. It is occasionally used as a feminine name.
MATILDfHungarian
Hungarian form of MATILDA.
MATILDAfEnglish, Swedish, Finnish
From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle". Saint Matilda was the wife of the 10th-century German king Henry I the Fowler. The name was common in many branches of European royalty in the Middle Ages. It was brought to England by the Normans, being borne by the wife of William the Conqueror himself. Another notable royal by this name was a 12th-century daughter of Henry I of England, known as the Empress Matilda because of her first marriage to the Holy Roman emperor Henry V. She later invaded England, laying the foundations for the reign of her son Henry II.... [more]
MATILDEfSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of MATILDA.
MATJAŽmSlovene
Slovene variant of MATTHIAS.
MATKOmCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATLEENAfFinnish
Finnish form of MAGDALENE.
MATOmCroatian
Diminutive of MATEJ or MATIJA.
MATOUŠmCzech
Czech form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATRONAfRussian, Late Roman
Means "lady" in Late Latin. This was the name of three early saints.
MATSmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MATTHIAS.
MATTmEnglish
Short form of MATTHEW.
MATTANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Shephatiah in the Old Testament.
MATTANIAHmBiblical
Means "gift of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This was the original name of Zedekiah, a king of Judah, in the Old Testament.
MATTEAfItalian
Italian feminine form of MATTHEW.
MATTEOmItalian
Italian form of MATTHEW.
MATTEUSmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHAIOSmGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MATTHANmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MATTAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. This form of the name is also used in English versions of the New Testament, being borne by the great-grandfather of Jesus.
MATTHÄUSmGerman
German form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHEImOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHEW.
MATTHEWmEnglish, Biblical
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH", from the roots מַתָּן (mattan) meaning "gift" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first gospel in the New Testament. He is considered a saint in many Christian traditions. The variant Matthias also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a separate apostle. The name appears in the Old Testament as Mattithiah.... [more]
MATTHIASmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW) which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. This was also the name of kings of Hungary, including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century.
MATTHIJSmDutch
Dutch form of MATTHIAS.
MATTImFinnish
Finnish form of MATTHEW.
MATTIAmItalian
Italian form of MATTHIAS.
MATTIEf & mEnglish
Diminutive of MATILDA or MATTHEW.
MATTINmBasque
Basque form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATTITHIAHmBiblical
Form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW) used in the English Old Testament, where it belongs to a few minor characters.
MATTITHYAHUmBiblical Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTITYAHU.
MATTITYAHUmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MATTY (1)mEnglish
Diminutive of MATTHEW.
MATTY (2)fMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARTHA.
MATÚŠmSlovak
Slovak form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATVEImRussian
Variant transcription of MATVEY.
MATVEYmRussian
Russian form of MATTHEW.
MATXINmBasque
Basque diminutive of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MÁTYÁSmHungarian
Hungarian form of MATTHIAS. This was the name of two Hungarian kings.
MATYÁŠmCzech
Czech form of MATTHIAS (via Hungarian Mátyás).
MATYLDAfCzech, Polish
Czech and Polish form of MATILDA.
MAUDfEnglish, French, Dutch
Usual medieval form of MATILDA. Though it became rare after the 14th century, it was revived and once more grew popular in the 19th century, perhaps due to Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'Maud' (1855).
MAUDEfEnglish
Variant of MAUD.
MAUDIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MAUD.
MAUIm & fHawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Hawaiian mythology Māui was a trickster who created the Hawaiian Islands by having his brothers fish them out of the sea. He was also responsible for binding the sun and slowing its movement.
MAUNOmFinnish
Finnish form of MAGNUS.
MAUNUmFinnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MAURA (2)fIrish, 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.
MAUREENfIrish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRÍN.
MAURImFinnish
Finnish form of MAURICE.
MAURICEmEnglish, French
From the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of MAURUS. Saint Maurice was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Egypt. He and the other Christians in his legion were supposedly massacred on the orders of Emperor Maximian for refusing to worship Roman gods. Thus, he is the patron saint of infantry soldiers.... [more]
MAURÍCIOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURICIOmSpanish
Spanish form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURITSmDutch
Dutch form of MAURICE.
MAURIZIOmItalian
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURUSmLate Roman
Latin name which meant "dark skinned". This was the name of numerous early saints, most notably a follower of Saint Benedict.
MAURYCYmPolish
Polish form of MAURICE.
MAVEfIrish
Variant of MAEVE.
MAVERICKmEnglish
Derived from the English word maverick meaning "independent". The word itself is derived from the surname of a 19th-century Texas rancher who did not brand his calves.
MAVISfEnglish
From the name of the type of bird, also called the song thrush, derived from Old French mauvis, of uncertain origin. 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).
MAVOURNEENfIrish
Derived from the Irish phrase mo mhúirnín meaning "my darling".
MAVUTOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "troubles, problems" in Chewa.
MAWARfIndonesian, Malay
Means "rose" in Malay and Indonesian.
MAWULImWestern African, Ewe
Means "God lives" in Ewe.
MAWUNYOm & fWestern African, Ewe
Means "God is good" in Ewe.
MAXmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Russian
Short form of MAXIMILIAN (or sometimes of MAXWELL in English). It is also a variant transcription of Russian MAKS.
MAXENmWelsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MACSEN.
MAXENCEmFrench
French form of the Roman name Maxentius, a derivative of Latin maximus "greatest". This was the agnomen of an early 4th-century Roman emperor, a rival of Constantine. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint from Agde in France.
MAXIMmRussian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Variant transcription of MAKSIM or MAKSYM.
MÁXIMAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMEmFrench
French form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
MAXIMIANUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS.
MAXIMILIAANmDutch
Dutch form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIÁNmSlovak
Slovak form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIANmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Roman name Maximilianus, which was derived from MAXIMUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr. In the 15th century the Holy Roman emperor Frederick III gave this name to his son and eventual heir. In this case it was a blend of the names of the Roman generals Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus (see EMILIANO), who Frederick admired. It was subsequently borne by a second Holy Roman emperor, two kings of Bavaria, and a short-lived Habsburg emperor of Mexico.
MAXIMILIANEfGerman
German feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIENmFrench
French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIENNEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
MAXIMINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from MAXIMUS. Saint Maximinus was a 4th-century bishop of Trier.
MÁXIMOmSpanish
Spanish form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from Latin maximus "greatest". Saint Maximus was a monk and theologian from Constantinople in the 7th century.
MAXINEfEnglish
Feminine form of MAX. It has been commonly used only since the beginning of the 20th century.
MAXMILIÁNmCzech
Czech form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXWELLmEnglish
From a Scottish surname meaning "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English wella "stream". A famous bearer of the surname was James Maxwell (1831-1879), a Scottish physicist who studied gases and electromagnetism.
MAYfEnglish
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
MAYA (1)fHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "illusion" in Sanskrit. In Buddhist tradition this is the name of the mother of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
MAYA (2)fEnglish
Variant of MAIA (1). This name can also be given in reference to the Maya peoples, a Native American culture who built a great civilization in southern Mexico and Latin America.
MAYA (3)fHebrew
Derived from Hebrew מַיִם (mayim) meaning "water".
MAYAMIKOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "praise, gratitude" in Chewa.
MAYESOm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "test (from God)" in Chewa.
MAYLISfFrench
From the name of a town in southern France, possibly derived from Occitan mair "mother" and French lys "lily". It is also sometimes considered a combination of MARIE and lys.
MAYMEfEnglish
Possibly a variant of MAMIE.
MAYNARDmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the Germanic given name MEGINHARD.
MAYRBEKmChechen
Derived from Nakh майра (mayra) meaning "husband, brave man" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
MAYTALfHebrew
Variant transcription of MEITAL.
MAYUfJapanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (ma) meaning "full" combined with (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yu) meaning "evening". This name can also be constructed from other kanji combinations.
MAYUMIfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "tender, soft, modest" in Tagalog.
MAYURmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "peacock" in Sanskrit.
MAZHARmTurkish
Means "honoured" in Turkish.
MAZINmArabic
Means "rain clouds" in Arabic.
MBALENHLEfSouthern African, Zulu
From Zulu imbali "flower" and hle "beautiful".
MBALIfSouthern African, Zulu
Means "flower" in Zulu.
MCHUMBAfEastern African, Swahili
Means "sweetheart" in Swahili.
MCKENNAfEnglish (Modern)
From the Gaelic surname Mac Cionaodha, which means "son of CIONAODH".
MEADEm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which indicated one who lived on a meadow (from Middle English mede) or one who sold or made mead (an alcoholic drink made from fermented honey; from Old English meodu).
MEADOWfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word meadow, ultimately from Old English mædwe.
MEAGANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MEAGHANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MEALLÁNmIrish
Possibly means "lightning" in Irish Gaelic.
MEAVEfIrish
Variant of MAEVE.
MECHTELDfDutch
Dutch form of MATILDA.
MECHTHILDfGerman
German variant of MATHILDE.
MECHTILDEfGerman (Rare)
German variant of MATHILDE.
MECİTmTurkish
Turkish form of MAJID.
MEDADmBiblical
Means "love" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Medad is one of the elders who prophesizes in the camp of the Israelites after the flight from Egypt.
MEDBfIrish Mythology
Original Irish form of MAEVE.
MEDEAfGreek 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.
MEDHATmArabic
Variant transcription of MIDHAT.
MEDUSAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Μεδουσα (Medousa), which was derived from μεδω (medo) meaning "to protect, to rule over". In Greek myth this was the name of one of the three Gorgons, ugly women who had snakes for hair. She was so hideous that anyone who gazed upon her was turned to stone, so the hero Perseus had to look using the reflection in his shield in order to slay her.
MEENAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Variant transcription of MINA (2).
MEERAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Variant transcription of MIRA (1).
MEESmDutch
Diminutive of BARTHOLOMEUS.
MEGfEnglish
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGAf & mIndonesian
Means "cloud" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मेघ (megha).
MEGAERAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Μεγαιρα (Megaira) which was derived from μεγαιρω (megairo) "to grudge". This was the name of one of the Furies or Ερινυες (Erinyes) in Greek mythology. The name is used as a word in several European languages to denote a shrewish, ill-tempered woman (for example, French mégère and Italian megera).
MEGANfWelsh, 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.
MEGGYfMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARGARET.
MEGHANfEnglish
Variant of MEGAN.
MEGINFRIDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MANFRED.
MEGINHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and hard "brave, hardy".
MEGINRATmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MEINRAD.
MEGUMIfJapanese
From Japanese (megumi) meaning "favour, benefit" or (megumi) meaning "love, affection", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which have the same reading. It is often written using the hiragana writing system.
MEHDImPersian
Persian form of MAHDI.
MEHETABELfBiblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MEHMEDmOttoman Turkish, Bosnian
Older form of MEHMET, as well as the Bosnian form. This was the name of six sultans of the Ottoman Empire, including Mehmed II the conqueror of Constantinople.
MEHMETmTurkish
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD. This name was borne sultans of the Ottoman Empire (with the older form Mehmed).
MEHMOODmUrdu
Variant transcription of MEHMUD.
MEHMUDmUrdu
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
MEHMUTmUyghur
Uyghur form of MAHMUD.
MEHRmPersian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of MITHRA.
MEHRABmPersian, Literature
From مهر (Mehr), the Persian word for MITHRA, combined with Persian آب (ab) "water". This is the name of a character in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
MEHRDADmPersian
Modern Persian form of MITHRIDATES.
MEHTAPfTurkish
Turkish form of MAHTAB.
MEHVEŞfTurkish
Turkish form of MAHVASH.
MEI (1)fChinese
From Chinese (měi) meaning "beautiful" or (méi) meaning "Chinese plum" (species Prunus mume), as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MEI (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (me) meaning "bud, sprout" combined with (i) meaning "rely on", (i) meaning "life" or (i) meaning "clothing, garment". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MEICALmWelsh
Welsh form of MICHAEL.
MEIKEfGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of MARIA.