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MEINARDmDutch (Rare)
Dutch variant form of MEGINHARD.
MEINDERTmDutch
Dutch form of MEGINHARD.
MEINEmFrisian, Dutch, German
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".
MEINHARDmGerman
German form of MEGINHARD.
MEINIRfWelsh
Means "maiden" in Welsh.
MEINRADmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "mighty, strong" and rad "counsel". Saint Meinrad was a 9th-century hermit who founded the Benedictine abbey at Einsiedeln in Switzerland.
MEINTmDutch
Variant of MEINE.
MEINTJEfDutch
Feminine form of MEINE.
MEINWENfWelsh
Means "slender and white" from Welsh main "slender" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
MEIRmHebrew
Means "giving light" in Hebrew.
MEIRAfHebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEIRIONmWelsh
Welsh form of MARIANUS.
MEIRIONAfWelsh
Feminine form of MEIRION.
MEIRITfHebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEITALfHebrew
Means "dew drop" in Hebrew.
MEKLITfEastern African, Amharic
Means "talent" in Amharic.
MELm & fEnglish
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MELAINAfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology.
MELÁNIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MELANIE.
MELANIAfItalian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman
Italian, Spanish and Polish form of MELANIE.
MÉLANIEfFrench
French form of MELANIE.
MELÁNIEfCzech
Czech form of MELANIE.
MELANIEfEnglish, German, Dutch
From Mélanie, the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th century. Her grandmother was also a saint with the same name.... [more]
MELANOfGeorgian
Georgian form of MELANIE.
MELANTHAfEnglish (Rare)
Probably a combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the suffix antha (from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). John Dryden used this name in his play 'Marriage a la Mode' (1672).
MELANTHIOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μελας (melas) "black, dark" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of an insolent goatherd killed by Odysseus.
MELATIfIndonesian, Malay
Means "jasmine flower" in Malay and Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मालती (malati).
MELBAfEnglish
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.
MELCHIORmDutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
Possibly from the Hebrew roots מֶלֶכְ (melekh) meaning "king" and אוֹר ('or) meaning "light". This was a name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. According to medieval tradition he was a king of Persia.
MELCHIORREmItalian
Italian form of MELCHIOR.
MELCHOLfBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
MELCHORmSpanish
Spanish form of MELCHIOR.
MELEfHawaiian
Means "song" in Hawaiian. This name is also used as a Hawaiian and Samoan form of MARY.
MELECHmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "king" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Micah (not the prophet).
MELEK (1)mHebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MELEK (2)fTurkish
Means "angel" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin.
MELESINAfEnglish (Rare)
Perhaps a form of MILLICENT. It was borne by the Irish writer and socialite Melesina Trench (1768-1827).
MELETEfGreek Mythology
Means "practice, exercise" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of meditation.
MELIAfGreek 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.
MELİKmTurkish
Turkish form of MALIK (1).
MELIKAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of MELISSA.
MELİKEfTurkish
Turkish form of MALIKA.
MÉLINAfFrench
French form of MELINA.
MELINAfEnglish, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
MELINDAfEnglish, Hungarian
Combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the popular name suffix inda. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play 'Bánk Bán' by József Katona.
MÉLINEfFrench
French form of MELINA.
MELIORAfVarious
Derived from Latin melior meaning "better".
MELİSfTurkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELİSAfTurkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELISAfSpanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MÉLISANDEfFrench
French form of MILLICENT used by Maurice Maeterlinck in his play 'Pelléas et Mélisande' (1893). The play was later adapted by Claude Debussy into an opera (1902).
MELISIZWEmSouthern African, Xhosa
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
MÉLISSAfFrench
French form of MELISSA.
MELISSAfEnglish, Dutch, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "bee" in Greek. This was the name of a nymph that cared for young Zeus in Greek mythology. It is also the name of the fairy who helps Rogero escape from the witch Alcina in Ludovico Ariosto's poem 'Orlando Furioso' (1516). As an English given name, Melissa has been used since the 18th century.
MELITAfVarious
In the case of Queen Victoria's granddaughter Princess Victoria Melita (1876-1936) it was derived from Melita, the Latin name of the island country of Malta, where she was born.
MELITONmAncient Greek, Georgian
Derived from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey" (genitive μελιτος). This was the name of a 2nd-century bishop of Sardis who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
MELITTAfAncient Greek, German
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
MELKERmSwedish
Swedish form of MELCHIOR.
MELLANmIrish
Anglicized form of MEALLÁN.
MELLEmDutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element mathal meaning "meeting".
MÉLODIEfFrench
French cognate of MELODY.
MÉLODYfFrench
French variant of MELODY.
MELODYfEnglish
From the English word melody, which is derived (via Old French and Late Latin) from Greek μελος (melos) "song" combined with αειδω (aeido) "to sing".
MELORmRussian
Acronym of Russian Маркс, Энгельс, Ленин, Октябрьская Революция (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.
MELPOMENEfGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek μελπω (melpo) meaning "to sing, to celebrate with song". This was the name of one of the nine Muses in Greek mythology, the muse of tragedy.
MELPOMENIfGreek
Modern Greek form of MELPOMENE.
MELQARTmSemitic Mythology
From Phoenician mlk "king" and qrt "city". This was the name of a Phoenician god worshipped especially in the city of Tyre.
MELTEMfTurkish
Means "sea wind" in Turkish.
MELUSINEfMythology
Meaning unknown. In European folklore Melusine was a water fairy who turned into a serpent from the waist down every Saturday. She made her husband, Raymond of Poitou, promise that he would never see her on that day, and when he broke his word she left him forever.
MELVAfEnglish
Perhaps a feminine form of MELVIN.
MELVILLEmEnglish
From a Scottish surname which was originally from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town". A famous bearer of the surname was the American author Herman Melville (1819-1891), who wrote several novels including 'Moby-Dick'.
MELVINmEnglish
From a Scottish surname which probably originated as a variant of MELVILLE.
MELVYNmEnglish
Variant of MELVIN.
MENAHEMmBiblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name מְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.
MENASHEmHebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENDELmYiddish
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.
MENELAUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Μενελαος (Menelaos), derived either from μενω (meno) meaning "to stay, to wait" or μενος (menos) meaning "mind, strength, force" combined with λαος (laos) meaning "the people". In Greek legend he was a king of Sparta and the husband of Helen. When his wife was taken by Paris, the Greeks besieged the city of Troy in an effort to get her back. After the war Menelaus and Helen settled down to a happy life.
MENESmAncient 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.
MENNOmDutch, German
Diminutive of MEINE.
MENODORAfAncient Greek
Derived from Greek μηνη (mene) "moon" and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Metrodora and Nymphodora.
MENSURmBosnian
Bosnian form of MANSUR.
MENTORmGreek Mythology
Possibly related to Greek μενος (menos) meaning "mind, strength, force". In Greek legend Mentor was the son of Alkimos. When Odysseus left to fight in the Trojan War he entrusted Mentor with the care of his palace and the guardianship of his son Telemachos. When the goddess Athena visited Telemachos she took the guise of Mentor.
MENUHAfHebrew
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
MERAB (1)fBiblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This is the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
MERAB (2)mGeorgian
Georgian form of MEHRAB.
MERARImBiblical
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This is the name of the youngest son of Levi in the Old Testament.
MERAUDfCornish
Meaning unknown, perhaps based on Cornish mor "sea".
MERCÈfCatalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCEDESfSpanish
Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity".
MERCÉDESZfHungarian
Hungarian form of MERCEDES.
MERCHEfSpanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MERCIAfEnglish (Rare)
Latinate form of MERCY. This was also the name of an old Anglo-Saxon kingdom, though it has a different origin.
MERCURIOmItalian
Italian form of MERCURY.
MERCURYmRoman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Mercurius, probably derived from Latin mercari "to trade" or merces "wages". This was the name of the Roman god of trade, merchants, and travellers, later equated with the Greek god Hermes. This is also the name of the first planet in the solar system.
MERCYfEnglish
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.
MEREfMaori
Maori form of MARY.
MEREDITHm & fWelsh, English
From the Welsh name Maredudd or Meredydd, possibly meaning "great lord" or "sea lord". Since the mid-1920s it has been used more often for girls than for boys in English-speaking countries, though it is still a masculine name in Wales. A famous bearer of this name as surname was the English novelist and poet George Meredith (1828-1909).
MEREDYDDmWelsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MERERIDfWelsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETEfDanish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERFYNmWelsh
Older Welsh form of MERVYN.
MERGENmTurkmen
Means "sharp-eyed" in Turkmen.
MERI (1)fFinnish
Means "the sea" in Finnish.
MERI (2)fGeorgian
Georgian form of MARIE.
MERIT (1)mEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of MERRITT or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
MERITAfEsperanto
Means "meritorious" in Esperanto.
MERITXELLfCatalan
From the name of a village in Andorra where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The name of the village may derive from Latin meridies meaning "midday".
MERIWETHERmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname meaning "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person. A notable bearer of the name was Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), who, with William Clark, explored the west of North America.
MERJAfFinnish
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
MERLEf & mEnglish
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MERLINmArthurian Romance, English
Form of the Welsh name Myrddin (meaning "sea fortress") used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th-century Arthurian tales. Writing in Latin, he likely chose the form Merlinus over Merdinus in order to prevent associations with French merde "excrement".... [more]
MERLYNm & fEnglish
Variant of MERLIN, sometimes used as a feminine form. It has perhaps been influenced by the Welsh word merlyn meaning "pony".
MEROBfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERRICKmEnglish (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from the Welsh given name MEURIG.
MERRILLmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the given name MURIEL.
MERRIONmWelsh
Variant of MEIRION.
MERRITTmEnglish
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "boundary gate" in Old English.
MERRY (1)fEnglish
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)mLiterature
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".
MERRYNfCornish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Cornish (male) saint.
MERTmTurkish
Means "manly, brave" in Turkish, from Persian مرد (mard) meaning "man".
MERTENmGerman (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of MARTIN.
MERTONmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town on a lake" in Old English.
MERVmEnglish
Short form of MERVYN.
MERVEfTurkish
Turkish form of MARWA.
MERVIfFinnish
From the name of a Finnish village (now a part of the municipality of Hattula).
MERVYNmWelsh, English
From the Welsh name Merfyn, which possibly meant "marrow famous". This was the name of a 9th-century Welsh king, Merfyn Frych.
MERYEMfTurkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of Miriam (see MARY).
MERYLfEnglish
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.
MESHACHmBiblical
Possibly means "who is what Aku is?" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament this is the Babylonian name of Mishael, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God.
MESHULAMmHebrew
Variant transcription of MESHULLAM.
MESHULLAMmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MESSIAHmTheology, English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "saviour", ultimately from Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach) meaning "anointed". The word appears in the Old Testement referring to a future king of the Jewish people. In the New Testament it is translated as Christ and is used as a title of Jesus.
MESUDmOttoman Turkish
Older Turkish form of MAS'UD. This was the name of several Seljuq sultans of Rûm.
MESUTmTurkish
Turkish form of MAS'UD.
METAfGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METHOATASKEfNative American, Shawnee
Means "turtle laying its eggs" in Shawnee.
METHODIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθοδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μεθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετα (meta) "with" and ‘οδος (hodos) "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.
METHUSELAHmBiblical
Means "man of the dart" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the father of Lamech and the grandfather of Noah. He lived to age 969, making him the longest-lived person in the Bible.
METIfEastern African, Oromo
Means "umbrella" in Oromo.
METİNmTurkish
Means "strong" in Turkish.
METISfGreek Mythology
Means "wisdom, skill, cunning" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a Titan. Because it was prophesized that her children would be wiser than Zeus, he swallowed her after he had impregnated her. However, their daughter Athena eventually burst from his head fully grown.
METODmSlovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
METODĚJmCzech
Czech form of METHODIUS.
METODIJmMacedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METODIJAmMacedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METRODORAfAncient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr who was killed with her sisters Menodora and Nymphodora.
METROPHANESmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and φανης (phanes) "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).
METTEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
MEURICmWelsh
Variant of MEURIG.
MEURIGmWelsh
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.
MEYERmHebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MEZTLIm & fAztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "moon" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec god (or goddess) of the moon.
MHAIRIfScottish
Vocative form of MÀIRI.
MIAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
MICAfEnglish
Short form of MICHAELA.
MICAELAfItalian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICAHmBiblical, 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.
MICAIAHm & fBiblical
Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to both males and females.
MICHA (1)mBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, German, Dutch
Form of MICAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. It is also the German and Dutch form.
MICHA (2)m & fGerman, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHAËLmDutch, French
Dutch and French form of MICHAEL.
MICHAELmEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament he is named as a protector of Israel. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies in the war against Satan, and is thus considered the patron saint of soldiers in Christianity.... [more]
MICHAILmGreek, Russian
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Russian MIKHAIL.
MICHAL (1)mCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MICHAEL.
MICHAL (2)fBiblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else. Later, when David became king, he ordered her returned to him.
MICHAŁmPolish
Polish form of MICHAEL.
MICHALAfCzech
Czech feminine form of MICHAL (1).
MICHALINAfPolish
Polish feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHALISmGreek
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL.
MÍCHEÁLmIrish
Irish form of MICHAEL.
MÌCHEALmScottish
Scottish form of MICHAEL.
MICHEILmScottish
Scottish Gaelic form of MICHAEL.
MICHELmFrench, German, Dutch
French form of MICHAEL. Michel de Notredame, also known as Nostradamus, was the 16th-century French astrologer who made predictions about future world events. This is also the German diminutive form of MICHAEL.
MICHELAfItalian
Italian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHELANGELOmItalian
From Italian, meaning "MICHAEL angel", referring to the archangel Michael. The Renaissance painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, from Florence, was the man who created such great works of art as the statue of David and the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This name was also borne by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.
MICHÈLEfFrench
French feminine form of MICHEL.
MICHELE (1)mItalian
Italian form of MICHAEL.
MICHELINAfItalian
Feminine diminutive of MICHELE (1).
MICHELINEfFrench
French feminine diminutive of MICHEL.
MICHELLEfFrench, English, Dutch
French feminine form of MICHEL. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century.
MICHI (1)m & fJapanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
MICHI (2)m & fGerman
German diminutive of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHIELmDutch
Dutch form of MICHAEL.
MICHIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be comprised of other combinations of kanji.
MICHOLfBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of MICHAL (2).
MIĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICKmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL.
MICKAËLmFrench
French variant form of MICHAEL.
MICKEYm & fEnglish
Diminutive or feminine form of MICHAEL. This was the name that Walt Disney gave to Ub Iwerks' cartoon character Mickey Mouse, who was originally named Mortimer Mouse. Another famous bearer was the American baseball player Mickey Mantle (1931-1995).
MICKYmEnglish
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICTLANTECUHTLImAztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "lord of Mictlan" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the skeletal ruler of Mictlan, the realm of the dead, with his wife Mictecacihuatl.
MIDASmGreek 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.
MIDHAfArabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIDHATmArabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIDORIfJapanese
From Japanese (midori) meaning "green", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which have the same pronunciation.
MIECZYSŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
MIEKEfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIELAfEsperanto
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
MIELIKKIfFinnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish mieli "mind, mood". This was the name of a Finnish goddess of forests and hunting. By some accounts she is the wife of the god Tapio.
MIENfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of WILHELMINA.
MIEPfDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIERVALDISmLatvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".
MIESf & mDutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA or BARTHOLOMEUS.
MIESZKOmPolish
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.
MIGLĖfLithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
MIGNONfLiterature
Means "cute, darling" in French. This is the name of a character in Ambroise Thomas's opera 'Mignon' (1866), which was based on a novel by Goethe.
MIGUELmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MICHAEL. A notable bearer of this name was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the Spanish novelist and poet who wrote 'Don Quixote'.
MIGUELAfSpanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of MIGUEL.
MIGUELÁNGELmSpanish
Spanish cognate of MICHELANGELO.
MI-GYEONGfKorean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (gyeong) meaning "capitol city" or (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MIHAmSlovene
Short form of MIHAEL.
MIHAELmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIĤAELOmEsperanto
Original Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIHAImRomanian
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIHAILmRomanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also a variant transcription of the Greek name MICHAIL.
MIHAILOmSerbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILSmLatvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIHĂIȚĂmRomanian
Romanian diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIHAJLOmSerbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHALISmGreek
Variant transcription of MICHALIS.
MIHÁLYmHungarian
Hungarian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAMMADmArabic
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD.
MIHANGELmWelsh
Welsh name of the archangel Michael, formed from a contraction of MICHAEL and "angel".
MIHKELmEstonian
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
MIHKKALmSami
Northern Sami form of MICHAEL.
MIHO (1)mCroatian
Short form of MIHAEL or MIHOVIL.
MIHO (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ho) meaning "grain". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIHOVILmCroatian
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIIAfFinnish
Finnish form of MIA.
MIINAfFinnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIJOmCroatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MILAN or MIHOVIL.
MIKA (1)mFinnish
Finnish short form of MIKAEL.
MIKA (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIKAELmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKAEREmMaori
Maori form of MICHAEL.
MIKAILmTurkish
Turkish form of MICHAEL.
MIKALAmHawaiian
Hawaiian form of MICHAEL.
MIKEmEnglish
Short form of MICHAEL.
MIKELmBasque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MIĶELISmLatvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIKELOmEsperanto
Modern Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIKEYmEnglish
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIKHAELmBiblical Greek
Variant transcription of MICHAEL.
MIKHA'ILmArabic
Arabic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAILmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian form of MICHAEL, and a variant transcription of Bulgarian MIHAIL. This was the name of two Russian tsars. Other notable bearers include the poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).
MIKHAILAfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mikhail.
MIKHAILOmUkrainian
Variant transcription of MYKHAILO.
MIKHALfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHAYHUm & fBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIKHEILmGeorgian
Georgian form of MICHAEL.
MIKIfJapanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIKITAmBelarusian
Belarusian form of NIKETAS.
MIKKELmDanish, Norwegian
Danish form of MICHAEL. It can also derive from the Scandinavian root mikill meaning "enormous".
MIKKELINEfDanish
Danish feminine form of MIKKEL.
MIKKIfEnglish
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MIKKJALmFaroese
Faroese form of MICHAEL.