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MEINIR   f   Welsh
Means "maiden" in Welsh.
MEINO   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Variant of MEINE.
MEINRAD   m   German, 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.
MEINT   m   Dutch
Variant of MEINE.
MEINTJE   f   Dutch
Feminine form of MEINE.
MEINWEN   f   Welsh
Means "slender and white" from Welsh main "slender" and gwen "white, fair, blessed".
MEIR   m   Hebrew
Means "giving light" in Hebrew.
MEIRA   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEIRION   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MARIANUS.
MEIRIONA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of MEIRION.
MEIRIT   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEITAL   f   Hebrew
Means "dew drop" in Hebrew.
MEKLIT   f   Eastern African, Amharic
Means "gift to God" in Amharic.
MEL   m & f   English
Short form of MELVIN, MELANIE, MELISSA, and other names beginning with Mel.
MELAINA   f   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology.
MELÁNIA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MELANIE.
MELANIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman
Italian, Spanish and Polish form of MELANIE.
MÉLANIE   f   French
French form of MELANIE.
MELÁNIE   f   Czech
Czech form of MELANIE.
MELANIE   f   English, 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]
MELANTHA   f   English (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).
MELANTHIOS   m   Greek 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.
MELANY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MELANIE.
MELATI   f   Indonesian, Malay
Means "jasmine flower" in Malay and Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit मालती (malati).
MELBA   f   English
From the surname of the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931). This was a stage name that she got from the name of the city Melbourne, where she was born.
MELCHIOR   m   Dutch, Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Semitic roots meaning "king city". 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.
MELCHIORRE   m   Italian
Italian form of MELCHIOR.
MELCHOL   f   Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
MELCHOR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of MELCHIOR.
MELE   f   Hawaiian
Means "song" in Hawaiian. This name is also used as a Hawaiian and Samoan form of MARY.
MELECH   m   Biblical, 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)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MELEK (2)   f   Turkish
Means "angel" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin.
MELESINA   f   English (Rare)
Perhaps a form of MILLICENT. It was borne by the Irish writer and socialite Melesina Trench (1768-1827).
MELETE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "practice, exercise" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of meditation.
MELIA   f   Greek Mythology
Means "ash tree" in Greek, a derivative of μελι (meli) "honey". This was the name of a nymph in Greek myth, the daughter of the Greek god Okeanos.
MELICENT   f   English (Archaic)
Older form of MILLICENT.
MELİK   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MALIK (1).
MELIKA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MELISSA.
MELİKE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MALIKA.
MÉLINA   f   French
French form of MELINA.
MELINA   f   English, 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.
MELINDA   f   English, 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.
MÉLINE   f   French
French form of MELINA.
MELIORA   f   Various
Derived from Latin melior meaning "better".
MELİS   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELİSA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELISA   f   Spanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MÉLISANDE   f   French
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).
MELISENDE   f   Medieval French
Old French form of MILLICENT.
MELISIZWE   m   Southern African, Xhosa
Means "leader of the nation" in Xhosa.
MÉLISSA   f   French
French form of MELISSA.
MELISSA   f   English, 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.
MELITA   f   Various
From Melita, the Latin name of the island country of Malta.
MELITON   m   Ancient 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.
MELITTA   f   Ancient Greek, German
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
MELKER   m   Swedish
Swedish form of MELCHIOR.
MELLAN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MEALLÁN.
MELLE   m   Dutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element mathal meaning "meeting".
MELLONY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MELANIE.
MÉLODIE   f   French
French cognate of MELODY.
MÉLODY   f   French
French variant of MELODY.
MELODY   f   English
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".
MELOR   m   Russian
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.
MELPOMENE   f   Greek 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.
MELPOMENI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of MELPOMENE.
MELQART   m   Near Eastern Mythology
From Phoenician mlk "king" and qrt "city". This was the name of a Phoenician god worshipped especially in the city of Tyre.
MELTEM   f   Turkish
Means "sea wind" in Turkish.
MELUSINE   f   Mythology
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.
MELVA   f   English
Perhaps a feminine form of MELVIN.
MELVILLE   m   English
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'.
MELVIN   m   English
From a Scottish surname which probably originated as a variant of MELVILLE.
MELVYN   m   English
Variant of MELVIN.
MELYSSA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MELISSA.
MENACHEM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENAHEM   m   Biblical, 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.
MENASHE   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENASHSHEH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENDEL   m   Yiddish
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.
MENELAOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of MENELAUS.
MENELAUS   m   Greek 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.
MENES   m   Ancient Egyptian
Meaning unknown. Menes was an Egyptian king who united Upper and Lower Egypt around 3000 BC. He is also known as Narmer; Menes was probably his funeral name.
MENNO   m   Dutch, German
Diminutive of MEINE.
MENODORA   f   Ancient 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.
MENSUR   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of MANSUR.
MENTOR   m   Greek 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.
MENUHA   f   Hebrew
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
MERAB (1)   f   Biblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This was the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
MERAB (2)   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MEHRAB.
MERARI   m   Biblical
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This was the name of the youngest son of Levi in the Old Testament.
MERAUD   f   Cornish
Meaning unknown, perhaps based on Cornish mor "sea".
MERAV   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MERCÈ   f   Catalan
Catalan form of MERCEDES.
MERCEDES   f   Spanish
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".
MERCÉDESZ   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MERCEDES.
MERCHE   f   Spanish
Diminutive of MERCEDES.
MERCIA   f   English (Rare)
Latinate form of MERCY. This was also the name of an old Anglo-Saxon kingdom, though it has a different origin.
MERCURIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MERCURY.
MERCURIUS   m   Roman Mythology
Latin form of MERCURY.
MERCURY   m   Roman 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.
MERCY   f   English
From the English word mercy, ultimately from Latin merces "wages, reward", a derivative of merx "goods, wares". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
MERE   f   Maori
Maori form of MARY.
MEREDITH   m & f   Welsh, 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).
MEREDYDD   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MEREDITH.
MERERID   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERETE   f   Danish
Danish form of MARGARET.
MERFYN   m   Welsh
Older Welsh form of MERVYN.
MERGEN   m   Turkmen
Means "sharp-eyed" in Turkmen.
MERI (1)   f   Finnish
Means "the sea" in Finnish.
MERI (2)   f   Georgian
Georgian form of MARIE.
MERIDETH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MEREDITH.
MERIDITH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MEREDITH.
MERIEL   f   English (Archaic)
Variant of MURIEL.
MERILYN   f   English
Variant of MARILYN.
MERIT (1)   m   English (Rare)
Either a variant of MERRITT or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
MERIT (2)   f   Swedish
Variant of MARIT.
MERITA   f   Esperanto
Means "meritorious" in Esperanto.
MERITXELL   f   Catalan
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".
MERIWETHER   m   English (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.
MERJA   f   Finnish
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
MERLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MERLE.
MERLE   f & m   English
Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
MERLETTA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of MERLE.
MERLIN   m   Arthurian 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]
MERLYN   m & f   English
Variant of MERLIN, sometimes used as a feminine form. It has perhaps been influenced by the Welsh word merlyn meaning "pony".
MEROB   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERRICK   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from the Welsh given name MEURIG.
MERRILL   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the given name MURIEL.
MERRILYN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MARILYN.
MERRION   m   Welsh
Variant of MEIRION.
MERRITT   m   English
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "boundary gate" in Old English.
MERRY (1)   f   English
From the English word merry, ultimately from Old English myrge. This name appears in Charles Dickens' novel 'Martin Chuzzlewit' (1844), where it is a diminutive of MERCY.
MERRY (2)   m   Literature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954). His full given name was Meriadoc, a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit name Kalimac meaning "jolly, merry".
MERRYN   f   Cornish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Cornish (male) saint.
MERT   m   Turkish
Means "manly, brave" in Turkish, from Persian مرد (mard) meaning "man".
MERTEN   m   German (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of MARTIN.
MERTON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "town on a lake" in Old English.
MERV   m   English
Short form of MERVYN.
MERVE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MARWA.
MERVI   f   Finnish
From the name of a Finnish village (now a part of the municipality of Hattula).
MERVIN   m   Welsh, English
Variant of MERVYN.
MERVYN   m   Welsh, English
From the Welsh name Merfyn, which possibly meant "marrow famous". This was the name of a 9th-century Welsh king, Merfyn Frych.
MERYEM   f   Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of Miriam (see MARY).
MERYL   f   English
Variant of MURIEL, influenced by the spelling of the name CHERYL. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
MESHACH   m   Biblical
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.
MESHULAM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MESHULLAM.
MESHULLAM   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MESUD   m   Ottoman Turkish
Older Turkish form of MAS'UD. This was the name of several Seljuq sultans of Rûm.
MESUT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAS'UD.
META   f   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
German and Scandinavian short form of MARGARET.
METHOATASKE   f   Native American, Shawnee
Means "turtle laying its eggs" in Shawnee.
METHODIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of METHODIUS.
METHODIUS   m   Ancient 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.
METHUSALEM   m   Biblical German
German form of METHUSELAH.
METHUSELAH   m   Biblical
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.
METI   f   Eastern African, Oromo
Means "umbrella" in Oromo.
METİN   m   Turkish
Means "strong" in Turkish.
METOD   m   Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
METODĚJ   m   Czech
Czech form of METHODIUS.
METODIJ   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METODIJA   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
METODY   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of METHODIUS.
METRODORA   f   Ancient 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.
METROPHANES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μητηρ (meter) "mother" (genitive μητρος) and φανης (phanes) "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).
METTE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of MARGARET.
METUSHELACH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of METHUSELAH.
MEURIC   m   Welsh
Variant of MEURIG.
MEURIG   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.
MEYER   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MEZTLI   m & f   Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Native American, Nahuatl
Means "moon" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec god (or goddess) of the moon.
MHAIRI   f   Scottish
Vocative form of MÀIRI.
MIA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
MICA   f   English
Short form of MICHAELA.
MICAELA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICAH   m   Biblical, English
Contracted form of MICAIAH. Micah is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Micah, which alternates between prophesies of doom and prophesies of restoration. It was occasionally used as an English given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation, but it did not become common until the end of the 20th century.
MICAIAH   m & f   Biblical
Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to both males and females.
MICAJAH   m   Biblical
Variant of MICAIAH.
MICHA (1)   m   Biblical 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 & f   German, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHAËL   m   Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of MICHAEL.
MICHAEL   m   English, 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 seven 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]
MICHAELA   f   German, Swedish, English, Czech, Slovak
Feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHAIL   m   Greek, Russian
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL. It is also a variant transcription of Russian MIKHAIL.
MICHAL (1)   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MICHAEL.
MICHAL (2)   f   Biblical, 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.
MICHAŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of MICHAEL.
MICHALA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of MICHAL (1).
MICHALINA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHALIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of MICHAEL.
MICHAYLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA.
MÍCHEÁL   m   Irish
Irish form of MICHAEL.
MÌCHEAL   m   Scottish
Scottish form of MICHAEL.
MICHEAL   m   English
Variant of MICHAEL.
MICHEIL   m   Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of MICHAEL.
MICHEL   m   French, 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.
MICHELA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICHELANGELA   f   Italian
Feminine form of MICHELANGELO.
MICHELANGELO   m   Italian, History
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.
MICHÈLE   f   French
French feminine form of MICHEL.
MICHELE (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of MICHAEL.
MICHELE (2)   f   English
Variant of MICHELLE.
MICHELINA   f   Italian
Feminine diminutive of MICHELE (1).
MICHELINE   f   French
French feminine diminutive of MICHEL.
MICHELLE   f   French, English, Dutch
French feminine form of MICHEL. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century.
MICHELYNE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of MICHELLE.
MICHI (1)   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
MICHI (2)   m & f   German
German diminutive of MICHAEL or MICHAELA.
MICHIEL   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MICHAEL.
MICHIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be comprised of other combinations of kanji.
MICHOL   f   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of MICHAL (2).
MIĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICK   m   English, Dutch
Short form of MICHAEL.
MICKAËL   m   French
French variant form of MICHAEL.
MICKEY   m & f   English
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).
MICKY   m   English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MICTLANTECUHTLI   m   Aztec 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.
MIDAS   m   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek myth Midas was a king of Phrygia in Asia Minor. He was granted a wish by the god Dionysos - that everything he touch be turned to gold.
MIDGE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MADGE.
MIDHA   f   Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIDHAT   m   Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
MIDORI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (midori) meaning "green", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations which have the same pronunciation.
MIECZYSŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
MIECZYSŁAWA   f   Polish
Feminine form of MIECZYSŁAW.
MIEKE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIELA   f   Esperanto
Means "honey-sweet" in Esperanto.
MIELIKKI   f   Finnish 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.
MIEN   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of WILHELMINA.
MIEP   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MIERVALDIS   m   Latvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".
MIES   f & m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA or BARTHOLOMEUS.
MIESZKO   m   Polish
Diminutive of MIECZYSŁAW. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.
MIGLĖ   f   Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
MIGNON   f   Literature
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.
MIGUEL   m   Spanish, 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'.
MIGUELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of MIGUEL.
MIGUELÁNGEL   m   Spanish
Spanish cognate of MICHELANGELO.
MIGUELITO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Diminutive of MIGUEL.
MI-GYEONG   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (gyeong) meaning "capitol city" or (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MIHA   m   Slovene
Short form of MIHAEL.
MIHAEL   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAELA   f   Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Romanian, Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIĤAELO   m   Esperanto
Original Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIHAI   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIHAIL   m   Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also a variant transcription of the Greek name MICHAIL.
MIHAILA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIHĂIȚĂ   m   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIHAJLO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHALIS   m   Greek
Variant transcription of MICHALIS.
MIHÁLY   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAMMAD   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD.
MIHANGEL   m   Welsh
Welsh name of the archangel Michael, formed from a contraction of MICHAEL and "angel".
MIHKEL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
MIHKKAL   m   Sami
Northern Sami form of MICHAEL.
MIHO (1)   m   Croatian
Short form of MIHAEL or MIHOVIL.
MIHO (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ho) meaning "grain". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIHOVIL   m   Croatian
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIIA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIA.
MIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of VILHELMIINA.
MIJO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MILAN or MIHOVIL.
MIKA (1)   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of MIKAEL.
MIKA (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MIKAEL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKAELA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Feminine form of MICHAEL.
MIKAERE   m   Maori
Maori form of MICHAEL.
MIKAIL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MICHAEL.
MIKALA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MICHAEL.
MIKAYLA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MICHAELA.
MIKE   m   English
Short form of MICHAEL.
MIKEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MIĶELIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIKELO   m   Esperanto
Modern Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
MIKEY   m   English
Diminutive of MICHAEL.
MIKHA'EL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAEL   m   Biblical Greek
Variant transcription of MICHAEL.
MIKHAH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAH.
MIKHA'IL   m   Arabic
Arabic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAIL   m   Russian, 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-).
MIKHAILA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MICHAELA, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mikhail.
MIKHAILO   m   Ukrainian
Variant transcription of MYKHAILO.
MIKHAILU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAL   f   Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHAYHU   m & f   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIKHEIL   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MICHAEL.
MIKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIKITA   m   Belarusian
Belarusian form of NIKETAS.
MIKKEL   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MICHAEL. It can also derive from the Scandinavian root mikill meaning "enormous".
MIKKELINE   f   Danish
Danish feminine form of MIKKEL.
MIKKI   f   English
Strictly feminine variant of MICKEY.
MIKKJAL   m   Faroese
Faroese form of MICHAEL.
MIKKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKLAVŽ   m   Slovene
Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
MIKLÓS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of NICHOLAS.
MIKOŁAJ   m   Polish
Polish form of NICHOLAS.
MIKOLÁŠ   m   Czech
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MIKSA   m   Hungarian
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MIKU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ku) meaning "sky" or (ku) meaning "long time". It can also come from a nanori reading of 未来 (mirai) meaning "future". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
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