Classical Latin Origin Names

This is a list of names in which the origin is Classical Latin. Latin was the language spoken in ancient Rome and many parts of the Roman Empire.
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LORRIN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LOREN.
LOUKIANOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LUCIANUS.
LOUP   m   French
French form of the Late Latin name Lupus which meant "wolf". Lupus was the name of several early saints, including a 5th-century bishop of Troyes who apparently convinced Attila to spare the city.
LOURENÇO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOURENS   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRE   m   Croatian
Short form of LOVRENCO.
LOVRENC   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRENCO   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRO   m   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of LOVRENC.
LOWRI   f   Welsh
Welsh form of LAURA.
LUCA (2)   f   Hungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Lucanus, which was derived from the name of the city of Luca in Tuscany (modern Lucca). Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, commonly called Lucan, was a 1st-century Roman poet.
LUCANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of LUCAN.
LUCE   f   Italian, French
Italian and French variant of LUCIA. This also means "light" in Italian.
LUCETTA   f   English
Diminutive of LUCIA. Shakespeare used this name for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).
LUCETTE   f   French
Diminutive of LUCIE.
LÚCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIA.
LUCÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCIA.
LUCIA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
LUCIAN   m   Romanian, English
Romanian and English form of LUCIANUS. Lucian is the usual name of Lucianus of Samosata in English.
LUCIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from the Roman praenomen LUCIUS. Lucianus (or Λουκιανος in his native Greek) of Samosata was a 2nd-century satirist and author. This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from Antioch.
LUCIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of LUCIA.
LUCIEN   m   French
French form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIENNE   f   French
Feminine form of LUCIEN.
LŪCIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJAN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of LUCIAN.
LUCILA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCILLA.
LUCILE   f   French, English
Variant of LUCILLE.
LUCÍLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the given name LUCIUS. This was the family name of the 2nd-century BC Roman satirist Gaius Lucilius.
LUCILLA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Latin diminutive of LUCIA. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred in Rome.
LUCILLE   f   French, English
French form of LUCILLA. A famous bearer was American comedienne Lucille Ball (1911-1989).
LUCINA   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin lucus meaning "grove", but later associated with lux "light". This was the name of a Roman goddess of childbirth.
LUCINDA   f   English, Portuguese, Literature
An elaboration of LUCIA created by Cervantes for his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605). It was subsequently used by Molière in his play 'The Doctor in Spite of Himself' (1666).
LUCINDE   f   French (Rare)
French form of LUCINDA.
LÚCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIUS.
LUCIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIUS.
LUCIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical, English
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux "light". This was the most popular of the praenomina. Two Etruscan kings of early Rome had this name as well as several prominent later Romans, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca (known simply as Seneca), a statesman, philosopher, orator and tragedian. The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament belonging to a Christian in Antioch. It was also borne by three popes, including the 3rd-century Saint Lucius. Despite this, the name was not regularly used in the Christian world until after the Renaissance.
ŁUCJA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of LUCIUS.
LUCJA   f   Polish
Variant of ŁUCJA.
ŁUCJAN   m   Polish
Variant of LUCJAN.
LUCJAN   m   Polish
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
LUCJUSZ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of LUCIUS.
LUCRÈCE   f & m   French
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUCRETIA   f   Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of the Roman family name Lucretius, possibly from Latin lucrum "profit, wealth". In Roman legend Lucretia was a maiden who was raped by the son of the king of Rome. This caused a great uproar among the Roman citizens, and the monarchy was overthrown. This name was also borne by a saint and martyr from Spain.
LUCRETIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LUCRETIA. This name was borne by 1st-century BC Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus.
LUCREZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LUCRETIA.
LUCY   f   English
English form of LUCIA, in use since the Middle Ages.
LUCYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of LUCIANUS.
LUKEN   m   Basque
Basque form of LUCIANUS.
LUNA   f   Roman Mythology
Means "the moon" in Latin. Luna was the Roman goddess of the moon, frequently depicted driving a white chariot through the sky.
LUPUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
LUUS   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of LUCIA.
LUVENIA   f   English
Possibly a form of LAVINIA. It has been used in America since the 19th century.
LUVINIA   f   English
Variant of LUVENIA.
LUZIA   f   Portuguese, German
Portuguese and German form of LUCIA.
LYLOU   f   French
Variant of LILOU.
MAARIT   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MAARTEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MAARTJE   f   Dutch
Dutch feminine form of MARTIN.
MABEL   f   English
Medieval feminine form of AMABILIS. This spelling and Amabel were common during the Middle Ages, though they became rare after the 15th century. It was revived in the 19th century after the publication of C. M. Yonge's novel 'The Heir of Redclyffe' (1854), which featured a character named Mabel (as well as one named Amabel).
MABELLA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of MABEL.
MABELLE   f   English
Variant of MABEL. It also coincides with the French phrase ma belle meaning "my beautiful".
MABLE   f   English
Variant of MABEL.
MACK (2)   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MACSEN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MAXIMUS. Magnus Maximus (known as Macsen in Welsh) was a 4th-century co-ruler of the Western Roman Empire. In Wales he was regarded as the founder of several royal lineages. He appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
MADGE   f   English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MAE   f   English
Variant of MAY. A famous bearer was American actress Mae West (1893-1980), whose birth name was Mary.
MAEGAN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of MEGAN.
MAEGHAN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MEGAN.
MÁEL COLUIM   m   Scottish
Gaelic form of MALCOLM.
MÁEL SECHNAILL   m   Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint SEACHNALL" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.
MAGGIE   f   English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MÁGHNUS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAGNE   m   Norwegian
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.
MAGNUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint who was a missionary in Germany. It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king Magnus I, who was said to have been named after Charlemagne, or Carolus Magnus in Latin (however there was also a Norse name Magni). The name was borne by six subsequent kings of Norway as well as three kings of Sweden. It was imported to Scotland and Ireland during the Middle Ages.
MAIA (2)   f   Roman Mythology
Means "great" in Latin. This was the name of a Roman goddess of spring, the wife of Vulcan. The month of May is named for her.
MAIGHREAD   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIRÉAD   f   Irish
Irish form of MARGARET.
MAIREAD   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MÁIRTÍN   m   Irish
Irish form of MARTIN.
MAISIE   f   Scottish
Diminutive of MAIREAD.
MAITE (1)   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and TERESA.
MAKS   m   Russian
Short form of MAKSIM.
MAKSIM   m   Russian, Belarusian, Macedonian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Macedonian form of MAXIMUS, as well as a variant transliteration of Ukrainian MAKSYM.
MAKSIMILIAN   m   Russian (Rare)
Russian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAKSYM   m   Ukrainian, Polish
Ukrainian and Polish form of MAXIMUS.
MAKSYMILIAN   m   Polish
Polish form of MAXIMILIAN.
MALACHY   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MÁEL SECHNAILL or MÁEL MÁEDÓC, influenced by the spelling of MALACHI. Saint Malachy (in Irish, Máel Máedóc) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh renowned for his miracles.
MALCOLM   m   Scottish, English
From Scottish Máel Coluim which means "disciple of Saint COLUMBA". This was the name of four kings of Scotland starting in the 10th century, including Malcolm III, who became king after killing Macbeth, the usurper who had murdered his father. The character Malcolm in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth' (1606) is based on him. Another famous bearer was Malcolm X (1925-1965), an American civil rights leader.
MALCOM   m   English
Variant of MALCOLM.
MALEKO   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MARK.
MAŁGORZATA   f   Polish
Polish form of MARGARET.
MAŁGOSIA   f   Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
MALINA (1)   f   Scottish
Feminine form of MALCOLM.
MALINDA   f   English
Variant of MELINDA.
MAMIE   f   English
Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET.
MANDI   f   English
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANDY   f   English
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was possibly derived from Old Latin manus "good".
MANLIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MANLIUS.
MANLIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin mane "morning". Marcus Manlius Capitolinus was a Roman consul who saved Rome from the Gauls in the 4th century BC.
MANU (3)   m   Finnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MANUS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAOLSHEACHLANN   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of MÁEL SECHLAINN.
MARC   m   French, Catalan, Welsh
French, Catalan and Welsh form of MARK.
MARCAS   m   Irish, Scottish
Irish and Scottish form of MARK.
MARCEL   m   French, Catalan, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, German
Form of MARCELLUS. A notable bearer was the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922).
MARCELI   m   Polish
Polish form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELIN   m   French
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCELO.
MARCELINO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLA   f   Italian, German, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLETTE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine diminutive of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLIN   m   French
French form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINE   f   French
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINO   m   Italian
Italian form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from MARCELLUS. Saint Marcellinus was a pope of the early 4th century who was supposedly martyred during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
MARCELLO   m   Italian
Italian form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLUS   m   Ancient Roman, German, Dutch
Roman family name which was originally a diminutive of MARCUS. This was the name of two popes.
MARCELO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELYN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of MARCELINE.
MARCI   f   English
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MÁRCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIA.
MARCIA   f   English, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of MARCIUS. It was borne by a few very minor saints. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 18th century.
MARCIAL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARCIANE   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian variant of MARCIANA.
MARCIANO   m   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Portuguese, Spanish and Italian form of MARCIANUS.
MARCIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of a 5th-century Eastern Roman emperor. It was also borne by a 2nd-century saint: a bishop of Tortona, Italy.
MARCIE   f   English
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MARCIN   m   Polish
Polish form of MARTIN.
MÁRCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARCIUS.
MARCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of MARCIUS.
MARCIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the praenomen MARCUS. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, king of Rome.
MARCO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Italian form of MARK. During the Middle Ages this name was common in Venice, where Saint Mark was supposedly buried. A famous bearer was the Venetian explorer Marco Polo, who travelled across Asia to China in the 13th century.
MARCOS   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MARK.
MARCUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was probably derived from the name of the Roman god MARS. This was among the most popular of the Roman praenomina. Famous bearers include Marcus Tullius Cicero (known simply as Cicero), a 1st-century BC statesman and orator, Marcus Antonius (known as Mark Antony), a 1st-century BC politician, and Marcus Aurelius, a notable 2nd-century emperor. This was also the name of a pope of the 4th century. This spelling has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world, though the traditional English form Mark has been more common.
MARCY   f   English
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MARED   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MAREK   m   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of MARK.
MAREN   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MARINA.
MARET   f   Estonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARGAID   f   Manx
Manx form of MARGARET.
MARGAREETA   f   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish variant form of MARGARET.
MARGARET   f   English
Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning "pearl", probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari). Saint Margaret, the patron of expectant mothers, was martyred at Antioch in the 4th century. Later legends told of her escape from a dragon, with which she was often depicted in medieval art. The saint was popular during the Middle Ages, and her name has been widely used in the Christian world.... [more]
MARGARÉTA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGARETE   f   German
German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHA   f   Dutch, German
Dutch and German form of MARGARET.
MARGARETHE   f   German, Danish
German and Danish form of MARGARET.
MARGARETTA   f   English
Latinate form of MARGARET.
MARGARID   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of MARGARIT.
MARGARIDA   f   Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan
Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and Occitan form of MARGARET. This is also the Portuguese and Galician word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGARIT   f   Armenian
Armenian form of MARGARET, also meaning "pearl" in Armenian.
MARGARITA   f   Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman
Latinate form of MARGARET. This is also a Latin word meaning "pearl" and a Spanish word meaning "daisy flower" (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGAUX   f   French
Variant of MARGOT influenced by the name of the wine-producing French town. It was borne by Margaux Hemingway (1954-1996), granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway, who had it changed from Margot.
MARGE   f   English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGED   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MARGERY   f   English
Medieval English form of MARGARET.
MARGH   m   Cornish
Cornish form of MARK.
MARGHERITA   f   Italian
Italian form of MARGARET. This is also the Italian word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGIE   f   English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MARGIT   f   Hungarian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, German
Hungarian and Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MARGITA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARGO   f   English
Variant of MARGOT.
MARGOT   f   French
French short form of MARGARET.
MARGREET   f   Limburgish, Dutch
Limburgish form of MARGARET and a Dutch variant of MARGRIET.
MARGRÉT   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of MARGARET.
MARGRETE   f   Norwegian
Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARGRETHE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARGARET. This is the name of the current queen of Denmark (1940-).
MARGRIET   f   Dutch
Dutch form of MARGARET. This is also the Dutch word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARGRIT   f   German
German variant form of MARGARET.
MARGUERITE   f   French
French form of MARGARET. This is also the French word for the daisy flower (species Leucanthemum vulgare).
MARIÁN   m   Slovak, Czech, Hungarian
Slovak, Czech and Hungarian form of MARIANUS.
MARIAN (2)   m   Polish, Czech, Romanian
Polish, Czech and Romanian form of MARIANUS. It is sometimes used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Czech, Ancient Roman
Roman feminine form of MARIANUS. After the classical era it was frequently interpreted as a combination of MARIA and ANA. In Portuguese it is further used as a form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANELA   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARIANGELA   f   Italian
Combination of MARIA and ANGELA.
MARIANITA   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of MARIANA.
MARIANNA   f   Italian, English, Hungarian, Slovak, Polish, Finnish, Greek
Combination of MARIA and ANNA. It has been confused with the Roman name MARIANA to the point that it is no longer easy to separate the two forms. It is sometimes also used as a Latinized form of MARIAMNE.
MARIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of MARIANUS. It is also used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name, which was itself derived from the Roman name MARIUS. This was the name of an early saint.
MARICELA   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and CELIA.
MARICRUZ   f   Spanish
Contraction of MARÍA and CRUZ.
MARIJAN   m   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of MARIANUS.
MARIJANA   f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Macedonian form of MARIANA.
MARIJN   m & f   Dutch
Dutch masculine and feminine form of MARINUS.
MARIJO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of MARIUS.
MARIJONA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of MARIANUS.
MARIJUS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARIUS.
MARIN   m   French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
French, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MARINUS.
MARINDA   f   English
Either a diminutive of MARY or a variant of MIRANDA.
MARINE   f   French, Georgian
French and Georgian feminine form of MARINUS.
MARINELA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of MARINELLA.
MARINELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of MARINA.
MARINHO   m   Portuguese
Diminutive of MÁRIO.
MARINKA   f   Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene diminutive of MARINA.
MARINKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of MARIN.
MARINO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of MARINUS.
MARINOS   m   Greek
Greek form of MARINUS.
MARINUS   m   Ancient Roman, Dutch
From the Roman family name Marinus, which derives either from the name MARIUS or from the Latin word marinus "of the sea".
MÁRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of MARIUS.
MARIO   m   Italian, Spanish, German, Croatian
Italian and Spanish form of MARIUS. Famous bearers include American race car driver Mario Andretti (1940-) and Canadian hockey player Mario Lemieux (1965-).
MARIOS   m   Greek
Greek form of MARIUS.
MARISOL   f   Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and SOL (1) or SOLEDAD. It also resembles Spanish mar y sol "sea and sun".
MARISTELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
From the title of the Virgin Mary, Stella Maris, meaning "star of the sea" in Latin. It can also be a combination of MARÍA and ESTELA.
MARISTELLA   f   Italian
Italian form of MARISTELA.
MARIT   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MARGARET.
MARITA (2)   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of MARGARET.
MÀRIU   m   Sardinian
Sardinian form of MARIUS.
MARIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Romanian, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, French
Roman family name which was derived either from MARS, the name of the Roman god of War, or else from the Latin root mas, maris meaning "male". Gaius Marius was a famous Roman consul of the 2nd century BC. Since the start of the Christian era, it has occasionally been used as a masculine form of MARIA.
MARIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of MARIUS.
MARJAN (2)   m   Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian
Slovene, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian form of MARIANUS.
MARJANA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene form of MARIANA.
MARJE   f   English
Diminutive of MARJORIE.
MARJETA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of MARGARET.
MARJORIE   f   English
Medieval variant of MARGERY, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. After the Middle Ages this name was rare, but it was revived at the end of the 19th century.
MARJORY   f   English
Variant of MARJORIE.
MÁRK   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MARK.
MARK   m   English, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical
Form of MARCUS. Saint Mark was the author of the second gospel in the New Testament. Though the author's identity is not certain, some traditions hold him to be the same person as the John Mark who appears in the Book of Acts. He is the patron saint of Venice, where he is supposedly buried. Though in use during the Middle Ages, Mark was not common in the English-speaking world until the 19th century, when it began to be used alongside the classical form Marcus.... [more]
MARKEL   m   Basque
Basque form of Martialis (see MARTIAL).
MARKÉTA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MARGARET.
MARKETTA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MARKKU   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MARK.
MARKOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Marcus (see MARK).
MARKUS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
German, Scandinavian and Finnish form of MARK.
MARKUSS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of MARK.
MARNA   f   Danish
Danish short form of MARINA.
MARNI   f   English
Variant of MARNIE.
MARNIE   f   English
Possibly a diminutive of MARINA. This name was brought to public attention by Alfred Hitchcock's movie 'Marnie' (1964), itself based on a 1961 novel by Winston Graham.
MARQUINHOS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of MARCOS.
MARS   m   Roman Mythology
Possibly related to Latin mas "male" (genitive maris). In Roman mythology Mars was the god of war, often equated with the Greek god Ares. This is also the name of the fourth planet in the solar system.
MARSAILI   f   Scottish
Scottish form of both MARJORIE and MARCELLA.
MARSHA   f   English
Variant of MARCIA.
MARSHAL   m   English
Variant of MARSHALL.
MARSHALL   m   English
From a surname which originally denoted a person who was a marshal. The word marshal originally derives from Germanic marah "horse" and scalc "servant".
MÄRTA   f   Swedish
Swedish short form of MARGARETA.
MÅRTEN   m   Swedish
Swedish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÍ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of MARTIN.
MARTIAL   m   History
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.
MARTIALIS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of MARTIAL.
MARTIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of MARTIN, MARTINA or MARTHA.
MARTIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MARTIM   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTÍN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTIN   m   English, 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]
MARTINA   f   German, 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.
MARTINE   f   French, Dutch, Norwegian
French, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINUS   m   Ancient 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.
MÁRTON   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MARTIN.
MARTY   m   English
Diminutive of MARTIN.
MARTYN   m   Welsh, Ukrainian
Welsh and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
MARTYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTYNAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTZEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
MARZANNA (1)   f   Polish
Probably a Polish variant of MARIANNA.
MARZELL   m   German (Rare)
German variant of MARCELLUS.
MARZENA   f   Polish
Probably originally a Polish diminutive of MARIA or MAŁGORZATA.
MARZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of MARCIA.
MARZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MARCIUS.
MASSIMILIANO   m   Italian
Italian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MASSIMO   m   Italian
Italian form of MAXIMUS.
MATRONA   f   Russian, Late Roman
Means "lady" in Late Latin. This was the name of three early saints.
MATRYONA   f   Russian
Variant of MATRONA.
MATTIN   m   Basque
Basque form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MATXIN   m   Basque
Basque diminutive of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MAUNO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MAGNUS.
MAUNU   m   Finnish
Variant of MAUNO.
MAURA (1)   f   Italian, Spanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of MAURUS.
MAURI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of MAURICE.
MAURICE   m   English, 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]
MAURÍCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURICIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURITIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of MAURICE.
MAURITS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MAURICE.
MAURIZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
MAURO   m   Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Italian form of MAURUS.
MAURUS   m   Late Roman
Latin name which meant "dark skinned". This was the name of numerous early saints, most notably a follower of Saint Benedict.
MAURYCY   m   Polish
Polish form of MAURICE.
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