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MILKO   m   Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILLA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of CAMILLA and other names that end in milla.
MILLARAY   f   Native American, Mapuche
Means "golden flower" in Mapuche.
MILLARD   m   English
From an occupational English surname which meant "guardian of the mill" in Old English.
MILLICENT   f   English
From the Germanic name Amalasuintha, composed of the elements amal "work, labour" and swinth "strong". Amalasuintha was a 6th-century queen of the Ostrogoths. The Normans introduced this name to England in the form Melisent or Melisende. Melisende was a 12th-century queen of Jerusalem, the daughter of Baldwin II.
MILLIE   f   English
Diminutive of MILDRED, MILLICENT and other names containing the same sound.
MILLY   f   Swedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of EMILIE, MILDRED and other names containing the same sound.
MILO   m   English, Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MILES, as well as the Latinized form. This form of the name was used in official documents during the Middle Ages, and it has been used independently since the 19th century.
MILODRAG   m   Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of MIODRAG.
MIŁOGOST   m   Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and gosti "guest".
MILOGOST   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MIŁOGOST.
MILOJE   m   Serbian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILOJICA   m   Serbian
Diminutive of MILOJE.
MILORAD   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and rad "happy, willing".
MILOŠ   m   Czech, Slovak, Serbian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element milu "gracious, dear". This was the name of a 14th-century Serbian hero who apparently killed the Ottoman sultan Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo.
MILOSH   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of MILOŠ.
MILOSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MILOSLAVA   f   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Feminine form of MILOSLAV.
MIŁOSŁAW   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish cognate of MILOSLAV.
MIŁOSZ   m   Polish
Polish cognate of MILOŠ.
MILOVAN   m   Serbian
From Serbian миловати (milovati) meaning "to caress".
MILTIADES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μιλτος (miltos) meaning "red earth" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This was the name of the general who led the Greek forces to victory against the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.
MILTON   m   English
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "mill town" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was John Milton (1608-1674), the poet who wrote 'Paradise Lost'.
MIMI   f   English, Italian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with M.
MIMMI   f   Swedish, Finnish
Diminutive of VILHELMINA or VILHELMIINA.
MIN   m & f   Chinese, Korean
From (mǐn) meaning "quick, clever, sharp", (mín) meaning "people, citizens", or other Chinese/Sino-Korean characters which are pronounced similarly.
MINA (1)   f   English, Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of WILHELMINA and other names ending in mina. This was the name of a character in the novel 'Dracula' (1897) by Bram Stoker.
MINA (2)   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil
Means "fish" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the daughter of the Hindu goddess Ushas as well as the daughter of the god Kubera.
MINAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (na), a phonetic character, and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MINAKSHI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
From Sanskrit मीन (mina) meaning "fish" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye". This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
MINALI   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "fish catcher" in Sanskrit.
MINATO   m & f   Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese (minato) meaning "harbour", as well as other combinations of kanji having the same pronunciation.
MINDAUGAS   m   Lithuanian
Possibly from Lithuanian mintis "thought" or minti "remember" combined with daug "much". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Lithuania.
MINDY   f   English
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MINERVA   f   Roman Mythology, English
Possibly derived from Latin mens meaning "intellect", but more likely of Etruscan origin. Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and war, approximately equivalent to the Greek goddess Athena. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since after the Renaissance.
MING   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (míng) meaning "bright, light, clear" or (míng) meaning "inscribe, engrave", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
MINH   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (minh) meaning "bright". A famous bearer was the communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969).
MIN-JI   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MIN-JUN   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (jun) meaning "talented, handsome". Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINKE   m & f   Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MINNIE   f   English
Diminutive of WILHELMINA.
MINODORA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of MENODORA.
MINOO   f   Persian
Means "heaven, paradise" in Persian.
MINORU   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (minoru) meaning "to bear fruit", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations with the same pronunciation.
MINOS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly from a Cretan word or title meaning "king". This was the name of a king of Crete in Greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and Europa. Because Minos had refused to sacrifice a certain bull to Poseidon, the god had caused his wife Pasiphaë to mate with the bull, which produced the half-bull creature called the Minotaur. Minos had Daedalus construct the Labyrinth to house the beast, but it was eventually slain by Theseus.
MIN-SEO   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" combined with (seo) meaning "slowly, calmly, composed, dignified" or (seo) meaning "series, sequence". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
MIN-SU   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (min) meaning "people, citizens" or (min) meaning "gentle, affable" combined with (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" or (su), which refers to a river in China. Other hanja combinations are possible.
MINTA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of ARAMINTA.
MINTTU   f   Finnish
Means "mint" in Finnish.
MINTXO   m   Basque
Basque diminutive of FIRMIN.
MINTY   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of ARAMINTA.
MINU   f   Persian
Variant transcription of MINOO.
MIO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (o) meaning "cherry blossom" or (o) meaning "thread". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MIODRAG   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the element mio, a Serbo-Croatian form of the Slavic element milu meaning "dear", combined with dragu meaning "precious".
MIQUEL   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MICHAEL.
MIRA (1)   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada
Means "sea, ocean" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a 16th-century Indian princess who devoted her life to the god Krishna.
MIRA (2)   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRABELLA   f   Italian
Latinate form of MIRABELLE.
MIRABELLE   f   French (Rare), English (Rare)
Derived from Latin mirabilis "wonderful". This name was coined during the Middle Ages, though it eventually died out. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
MİRAÇ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MIRAJ.
MIRACLE   f   English (Modern)
From the English word miracle for an extraordinary event, ultimately deriving from Latin miraculum "wonder, marvel".
MIRAJ   m   Arabic
Means "place of ascent" in Arabic.
MIRAN   m   Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRANDA   f   English, Dutch
Derived from Latin mirandus meaning "admirable, wonderful". The name was created by Shakespeare for the heroine in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), about a father and daughter stranded on an island. It did not become a common English given name until the 20th century. This is also the name of one of the moons of Uranus, named after the Shakespearian character.
MIRČE   m   Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIRCEA   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MIRČE. This name was borne by a 14th-century ruler of Wallachia.
MIRCHE   m   Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Variant transcription of MIRČE.
MIREIA   f   Catalan, Spanish
Catalan form of Mirèio (see MIREILLE).
MIREILLE   f   French
From the Occitan name Mirèio, which was first used by the poet Frédéric Mistral for the main character in his poem 'Mirèio' (1859). He probably derived it from the Occitan word mirar meaning "to admire".
MIRÈIO   f   Occitan
Original Occitan form of MIREILLE.
MIREK   m   Czech, Slovak, Polish
Diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names beginning with the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MIRELA   f   Romanian, Croatian, Albanian
Romanian, Croatian and Albanian form of MIREILLE.
MIRELE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MIRIAM.
MIRELLA   f   Italian
Italian form of MIREILLE.
MIREMBE   f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "peace" in Luganda.
MIREN   f   Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
MIREYA   f   Spanish
Variant of MIREIA.
MIRIAM   f   Hebrew, English, German, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
MIRICA   f   Croatian
Diminutive of MIRELA or names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
MIRINDA   f   Esperanto
Means "wonderful" in Esperanto.
MIRJA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRJAMI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIRIAM.
MIRJANA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Possibly a form of MIRIAM.
MIRKO   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Italian
Originally a diminutive of MIROSLAV and other names containing the element miru "peace, world".
MIRNA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Means "peaceful" in Serbian and Croatian.
MIRO   m   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MIROSLAV.
MIRON (1)   m   Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
MIRON (2)   m   Hebrew
From the name of the highest mountain in Israel, Mount Meron. It is also the name of a village on its slopes, thought to be on the same site as the ancient Canaanite city of Merom.
MIROSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements miru "peace, world" and slava "glory". This was the name of a 10th-century king of Croatia who was deposed by one of his nobles after ruling for four years.
MIROSŁAW   m   Polish
Polish form of MIROSLAV.
MIROSŁAWA   f   Polish
Feminine form of MIROSŁAW.
MIRSAD   m   Bosnian
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Arabic meaning "watchtower" or Persian meaning "ambush".
MIRSADA   f   Bosnian
Feminine form of MIRSAD.
MIRTA   f   Spanish, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Italian and Croatian cognate of MYRTLE.
MIRTE   f   Dutch
Variant of MYRTHE.
MIRTHE   f   Dutch
Variant of MYRTHE.
MIRUNA   f   Romanian
Possibly derived from the Slavic word mir meaning "peace".
MIRZA   m   Persian, Arabic, Bosnian
Means "prince" from Persian میرزا (mirza), earlier امیرزاده (amirzadeh), which is ultimately from Arabic أمير (amir) "commander" combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) "offspring".
MÍŠA   f   Czech
Diminutive of MICHAELA.
MIŠA   m & f   Serbian, Slovene
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound. In Slovenia it is typically feminine.
MISAKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (saki) meaning "blossom". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji as well.
MISHA   m   Russian
Russian diminutive of MIKHAIL.
MISHO   m   Georgian, Bulgarian
Georgian diminutive of MIKHEIL and a Bulgarian diminutive of MIHAIL.
MISI   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of MIHÁLY.
MIS'ID   m   Arabic
Variant of MUS'AD.
MISKA   m   Hungarian, Finnish
Diminutive of MIHÁLY or MIKAEL.
MIŠKO   m   Serbian
Serbian diminutive of MIHAILO, MIROSLAV and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MISLAV   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element mysli "thought" or moji "my" combined with slava "glory". This was the name of a 9th-century duke of Croatia, also called Mojslav.
MISSIE   f   English
Diminutive of MELISSA.
MISSY   f   English
Diminutive of MELISSA. This is also a slang term meaning "young woman".
MISTI   f   English
Variant of MISTY.
MISTY   f   English
From the English word misty, ultimately derived from Old English. The jazz song 'Misty' (1954) by Erroll Garner may have helped popularize the name.
MI-SUK   f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (suk) meaning "good, pure, virtuous, charming", as well as other combinations of hanja characters with the same pronunciations.
MITCH   m   English
Short form of MITCHELL.
MITCHELL   m   English
From a surname, itself derived from the given name MICHAEL.
MİTHAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MIDHAT.
MITHRA   m   Persian Mythology
Derived from an Indo-Iranian root *mitra meaning "oath, alliance, friend". In Persian mythology he was a god of light and friendship, the son of the supreme god Ahura Mazda. Worship of him eventually spread outside of Persia, where it was known as Mithraism.
MITHRADATHA   m   Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of MITHRIDATES.
MITHRIDATES   m   Ancient Persian (Hellenized)
Greek form of the Old Persian name Mithradatha meaning "gift of MITHRA". This was the name (in Greek) of several Parthian kings.
MITICĂ   m   Romanian
Diminutive of DUMITRU. This is the name of a character in early 20th-century stories by the Romanian author Ion Luca Caragiale.
MITJA   m   Slovene
Slovene form of MITYA.
MITRA (1)   m & f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "friend" in Sanskrit, a cognate of MITHRA. This is a transcription of both the feminine form मित्रा and the masculine form मित्र, which is the name of a Hindu god of friendship and contracts who appears in the Rigveda.
MITRA (2)   f   Persian
Modern variant of MITHRA used as a feminine name. The true Modern Persian form of Mithra is in fact Mehr.
MITRE   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Short form of DIMITAR.
MITRODORA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of METRODORA.
MITROFAN   m   Russian
Russian form of METROPHANES.
MITSUKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mitsu) meaning "light" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MITUL   m   Indian, Gujarati, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit मित (mita) meaning "measured".
MITXEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MITYA   m   Russian
Diminutive of DMITRIY or MITROFAN.
MITZI   f   German
German diminutive of MARIA.
MIU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (u) meaning "feather". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIYAKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (ya) meaning "night" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji as well.
MIYU   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "fruit, good result, truth" combined with (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or (yu) meaning "tie, bind" or (yu) meaning "evening". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MIZUKI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mizu) meaning "felicitous omen, auspicious" and (ki) meaning "hope", besides other kanji combinations.
MLADEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
MLADENKA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of MLADEN.
MNASON   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Ancient Greek
Possibly means "reminding" in Greek. In Acts in the New Testament Paul stays in Jerusalem with a man named Mnason, a Jew who was originally from Cyprus.
MNEME   f   Greek Mythology
Means "memory" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of memory.
MNEMOSYNE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "remembrance" in Greek. In Greek mythology Mnemosyne was a Titan goddess of memory. She was the mother by Zeus of the nine Muses.
MO   f & m   English
Short form of MAUREEN, MAURICE, MORRIS, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOA   f   Swedish
Possibly derived from Swedish moder meaning "mother". This was the pen name of the Swedish author Moa Martinson (real name Helga Maria Martinson).
MOAB   m   Biblical
Means "of his father" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Lot. He was the ancestor of the Moabites, a people who lived in the region called Moab to the east of Israel.
MOANA   f & m   Maori, Hawaiian
Means "ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea" in Maori and Hawaiian (as well as in other Polynesian languages).
MOCHÁN   m   Ancient Irish
Derived from Irish moch "early" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MODEST   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MODESTUS.
MODESTE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of MODESTUS.
MODESTINE   f   French
French diminutive of MODESTUS.
MODESTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MODESTUS   m   Late Roman
Means "moderate, restrained" in Late Latin. This was the name of several saints.
MODESTY   f   English (Rare)
From the English word modesty, ultimately from Latin modestus "moderate", a derivative of modus "measure".
MOE (1)   m   English
Short form of MAURICE or MORRIS, or sometimes of other names beginning with a similar sound.
MOE (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (moe) meaning "bud, sprout". Other kanji with the same reading can also form this name.
MOEMA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "lies" in Tupí. This name appears in the poem 'Caramuru' (1781) by the Brazilian poet Santa Rita Durão.
MOGENS   m   Danish
Danish form of MAGNUS.
MOHAMED   m   Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD (chiefly Egyptian and Algerian).
MOHAMMAD   m   Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali
Persian form of MUHAMMAD. It is also a variant transcription of the Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and Bengali name.
MOHAMMED   m   Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of MUHAMMAD.
MOHANA   m & f   Hinduism
Means "bewitching, infatuating, charming" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form मोहन (an epithet of the Hindu gods Shiva, Krishna and Kama) and the feminine form मोहना.
MOHANDAS   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "servant of Mohana" from the name of the Hindu god MOHANA combined with Sanskrit दास (dasa) meaning "servant". A famous bearer of this name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian leader who struggled peacefully for independence from Britain.
MOHINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MOHINI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "infatuating" in Sanskrit. This was the name adopted by the Hindu god Vishnu when he took the form of a woman.
MOIRA   f   Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It also coincides with Greek Μοιρα (Moira) meaning "fate, destiny", the singular of Μοιραι, the Greek name for the Fates. They were the three female personifications of destiny in Greek mythology.
MÓIRÍN   f   Irish
Diminutive of MÓR.
MOIRREY   f   Manx
Manx form of MARY.
MOÏSE   m   French
French form of MOSES.
MOISÉS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MOSES.
MOISEY   m   Russian
Russian form of MOSES.
MOISHE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of MOSES.
MOJCA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian diminutive of MARIJA.
MOJGAN   f   Persian
Means "eyelashes" in Persian.
MOJISOLA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "wake up to wealth" in Yoruba.
MOKOSH   f   Slavic Mythology
Derived from Slavic mok meaning "wet, moist". Mokosh was a Slavic goddess of weaving, women, water and fertility. She was often depicted as a woman with a large head and long arms.
MOLLE   f   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MOLLIE   f   English
Variant of MOLLY.
MOLLY   f   English
Diminutive of MARY. It developed from Malle and Molle, other medieval diminutives. James Joyce used this name in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920), where it belongs to Molly Bloom, the wife of the main character.
MOMCHIL   m   Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian момче (momche) "boy".
MOMI   f   Hawaiian
Means "pearl" in Hawaiian.
MOMOKA   f   Japanese
From Japanese (momo) meaning "hundred" or (momo) meaning "peach" combined with (ka) meaning "flower" or (ka) meaning "fragrance". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MOMOKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (momo) meaning "hundred" or (momo) meaning "peach" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be constructed from other kanji combinations as well.
MONA (1)   f   Irish, English
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT. It is also associated with Greek monos "one" and Leonardo da Vinci's painting the 'Mona Lisa' (in which case it is a contraction of Italian ma donna meaning "my lady").
MONA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of MONIKA.
MONA (3)   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUNA.
MONAT   f   Irish
Anglicized form of MUADHNAIT.
MONDAY   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the day of the week, which was derived from Old English mona "moon" and dæg "day". This was formerly given to girls born on Monday.
MONET   f & m   Various
From a French surname which was derived from either HAMON or EDMOND. This was the surname of the French impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
MONGKUT   m   Thai
Means "crown" in Thai.
MÓNICA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of MONICA.
MÒNICA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of MONICA.
MÔNICA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MONICA.
MONICA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Late Roman
Meaning unknown, most likely of North African or Phoenician origin. In the 4th century this name was borne by the North African saint Monica of Hippo, the mother of Saint Augustine, whom she converted to Christianity. Since the Middle Ages it has been associated with Latin moneo "advisor" and Greek monos "one". As an English name, Monica has been in general use since the 18th century.
MONIFA   f   Western African, Yoruba
Means "I am lucky" in Yoruba.
MÓNIKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MONICA.
MONIQUE   f   French, English, Dutch
French form of MONICA.
MONNA   f   English
Variant of MONA (1).
MONROE   m   Scottish, English
From a Scottish surname meaning "from the mouth of the Roe". The Roe is a river in Ireland. Two famous bearers of the surname were American president James Monroe (1758-1831) and American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962).
MONSERRAT   f   Catalan
Variant of MONTSERRAT.
MONTA   f   Latvian
Modern Latvian name, possibly from Latin mons "mountain".
MONTAGUE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "pointed mountain" in French.
MONTANA   f & m   English (Modern)
From the name of the American state, which is derived from Latin montanus "mountainous".
MONTE   m   English
Either a diminutive of MONTGOMERY or from the Spanish or Italian vocabulary word meaning "mountain".
MONTGOMERY   m   English
From an English surname meaning "GUMARICH's mountain" in Norman French. A notable bearer of this surname was Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), a British army commander during World War II.
MONTSE   f   Catalan
Short form of MONTSERRAT.
MONTSERRAT   f   Catalan
From the name of a mountain near Barcelona, the site of a monastery founded in the 10th century. The mountain gets its name from Latin mons serratus meaning "jagged mountain".
MONTY   m   English
Variant of MONTE.
MÓR   f   Scottish, Irish
Means "great" in Gaelic. It is sometimes translated into English as SARAH.
MOR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MAURA (2).
MORAG   f   Scottish
Diminutive of MÓR.
MORAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORANA   f   Slavic Mythology, Croatian
From a Slavic root meaning "death, plague". In Slavic mythology this was the name of the goddess of winter and death.
MORAY   m   Scottish
Variant of MURRAY.
MORCANT   m   Ancient Celtic
Old Welsh form of MORGAN (1).
MORDAD   f   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of AMORDAD. This is the name of the fifth month in the Iranian calendar.
MORDECAI   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
MORDECHAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MORDIKAI   m   English (Rare)
Variant of MORDECAI.
MORDOKHAY   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MORDRED   m   Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
From Welsh Medraut, meaning uncertain. In Arthurian legend Mordred was the illegitimate son (in some versions nephew) of King Arthur. Mordred first appears briefly (as Medraut) in the 10th-century 'Annales Cambriae', but he was not portrayed as a traitor until the chronicles of the 12th-century Geoffrey of Monmouth. While Arthur is away he seduces his wife Guinevere and declares himself king. This prompts the battle of Camlann, which leads to the deaths of both Mordred and Arthur.
MOREEN   f   Irish, English
Anglicized form of MÓIRÍN. It is sometimes used as a variant of MAUREEN.
MORGAINE   f   Arthurian Romance
Variant of MORGAN (2), from a French form.
MORGAN (1)   m & f   Welsh, English, French
From the Old Welsh masculine name Morcant, which was possibly derived from Welsh mor "sea" and cant "circle". Since the 1980s in America Morgan has been more common for girls than boys, perhaps due to stories of Morgan le Fay or the fame of actress Morgan Fairchild (1950-).
MORGAN (2)   f   Arthurian Romance
Modern form of Morgen, which was used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century for the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay, who was unnamed in earlier stories. Geoffrey probably did not derive it from the Welsh masculine name Morgan, which would have been spelled Morcant in his time. He may have based it on the Irish name MUIRGEN.
MORGANA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of MORGAN (1).
MORGANE   f   French
French, either a form of MORGAN (2) or a feminine form of MORGAN (1).
MORGEN   f   Arthurian Romance
Earlier form of MORGAN (2).
MORIAH   f   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly means "seen by YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is a place name in the Old Testament, both the land where Abraham is to sacrifice Isaac and the mountain upon which Solomon builds the temple. They may be the same place. Since the 1980s it has occasionally been used as a feminine given name in America.
MÓRIC   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MAURICE.
MORIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (mori) meaning "forest" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MORITZ   m   German
German form of MAURICE.
MORLEY   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning "marsh clearing".
MORNA   f   Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MORPHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek μορφη (morphe) meaning "shape", referring to the shapes seen in dreams. In Greek mythology Morpheus was the god of dreams.
MORRIGAN   f   Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish Mór Ríoghain meaning "great queen". In Irish myth she was a goddess of war and death who often took the form of a crow.
MORRIS   m   English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MORT   m   English
Short form of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MORTA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARTHA.
MORTEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARTIN.
MORTIMER   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "still water" in Old French.
MORTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "moor town" in Old English.
MORTY   m   English
Diminutive of MORTON or MORTIMER.
MORVARID   f   Persian
Means "pearl" in Persian.
MORVEN   f   Scottish
From a Scottish place name meaning "big gap". This was the name of Fingal's kingdom in James Macpherson's poems.
MORWEN   f   Cornish, Welsh
Variant of MORWENNA.
MORWENNA   f   Cornish, Welsh
Means "maiden" in Cornish (related to the Welsh word morwyn). This was the name of a 6th-century Cornish saint.
MOSE   m   German (Rare)
German form of MOSES.
MOSES   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the pharaoh's daughter and adopted into the royal family, at a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. With his brother Aaron he demanded the pharaoh release the Israelites, which was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God. After 40 years of wandering in the desert the people reached Canaan, the Promised Land, but Moses died just before entering it.... [more]
MOSHE   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
MOSI   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "first (child)" in Swahili.
MOSS   m   English (Archaic), Jewish
Medieval form of MOSES.
MOSTAFA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUSTAFA.
MOSTYN   m   Welsh
From a Welsh place name which means "moss town" in Old English.
MOT   m   Near Eastern Mythology
Means "death" in Ugaritic. This was the name of the Ugaritic god of death and the lord of the netherworld. He was a son of the supreme god El.
MOTEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTKE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTYA   m & f   Russian
Diminutive of MATVEY or MATRONA.
MOUNA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of MUNA.
MOUSES   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of MOSES.
MOYNA   f   Irish, Scottish
Variant of MONA (1).
MOYRA   f   Irish, Scottish
Variant of MOIRA.
MOYSEI   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MOSES.
MOYSES   m   Biblical Latin
Variant Latin form of MOSES. This spelling is used in some versions of the Vulgate.
MÓZES   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MOSES.
MOZES   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MOSES.
MPHATSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "gift" in Chewa.
MPHO   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "gift" in Tswana, a derivative of fa "to offer".
MRIDULA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "soft" in Sanskrit.
MŚCISŁAW   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of MSTISLAV.
MSTISLAV   m   Czech, Russian, Medieval Slavic
Means "vengeance and glory" from the Slavic elements misti "vengeance" and slava "glory".
MTENDERE   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "peace" in Chewa.
MU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "admire, desire", () meaning "tree, wood", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
MUADHNAIT   f   Irish
Means "little noble one", derived from Irish muadh "noble, good" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MUBIN   m   Arabic
Means "clear, distinct" in Arabic.
MUBINA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of MUBIN.
MÜCAHİT   m   Turkish
Means "fighter" in Turkish.
MUDIWA   f & m   Southern African, Shona
Means "beloved" in Shona.
MUFADDAL   m   Arabic
Means "preferred" in Arabic.
MÜGE   f   Turkish
Means "lily of the valley" in Turkish (species Convallaria majalis).
MUHAMAD   m   Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay variant of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMED   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHAMMAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Tajik, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy", derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) "to praise". This was the name of the prophet who founded the Islamic religion in the 7th century. According to Muslim belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Qur'an. Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the city of his birth, and his followers controlled most of the Arabian Peninsula at the time of his death in 632.... [more]
MUHAMMED   m   Turkish, Arabic
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD, as well as a variant transcription of the Arabic name.
MUHAMMET   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHEMMET   m   Uyghur
Uyghur form of MUHAMMAD.
MUHSİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUHSIN.
MUHSIN   m   Arabic
Means "beneficent" in Arabic.
MUHSINA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of MUHSIN.
MUHTAR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUKHTAR.
MUIR   m   Scottish
From a surname which was originally taken from a Scottish place name meaning "moor, fen". It also means "sea" in Scottish Gaelic.
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