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MEDEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Georgian
From Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly derived from μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and also had her own children by Jason killed.
MEFODIY   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of METHODIUS.
MEGAN   f   Welsh, English
Welsh diminutive of MARGARET. In the English-speaking world outside of Wales it has only been regularly used since the middle of the 20th century.
MEHDI   m   Persian
Persian form of MAHDI.
MEHETABEL   f   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MEHITABEL   f   Biblical
Variant of MEHETABEL.
MEHMED   m   Ottoman Turkish
Older form of MEHMET. This was the name of six sultans of the Ottoman Empire, including Mehmed II the conqueror of Constantinople.
MEHMUD   m   Urdu
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
MEHMUT   m   Uyghur
Uyghur form of MAHMUD.
MEHRAB   m   Persian, Literature
From مهر (Mehr), the Persian word for MITHRA, combined with Persian آب (ab) "water". This is the name of a character in the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh'.
MEHTAP   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHTAB.
MEHVEŞ   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHVASH.
MEICAL   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MICHAEL.
MEINARD   m   Dutch (Rare)
Dutch variant form of MEGINHARD.
MEINDERT   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MEGINHARD.
MEINE   m   Frisian, Dutch, German
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".
MEINHARD   m   German
German form of MEGINHARD.
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.
MEIRION   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MARIANUS.
MEIRIONA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of MEIRION.
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]
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.
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).
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.
MELİS   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELİSA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELISA   f   Spanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MELISENDE   f   Medieval French
Old French form of MILLICENT.
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.
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.
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.
MENDEL   m   Yiddish
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.
MENSUR   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of MANSUR.
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.
MERCÉDESZ   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MERCEDES.
MERCURIO   m   Italian
Italian form of MERCURY.
MERE   f   Maori
Maori form of MARY.
MERERID   f   Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERI (2)   f   Georgian
Georgian form of MARIE.
MERIEL   f   English (Archaic)
Variant of MURIEL.
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]
MEROB   f   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERTEN   m   German (Rare)
German variant of MARTIN.
MERVE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of MARWA.
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).
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.
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.
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.
MEURIG   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.
MIA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
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   m   Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MICAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
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.
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.
MÍCHEÁL   m   Irish
Irish form of MICHAEL.
MÌCHEAL   m   Scottish
Scottish form 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.
MICHELE (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of MICHAEL.
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.
MICHIEL   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MICHAEL.
MICHOL   f   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of MICHAL (2).
MICKAËL   m   French
French variant form of MICHAEL.
MIECZYSŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
MIEN   f   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of WILHELMINA.
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'.
MIHAEL   m   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian 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.
MIHAILO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAILS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
MIHAJLO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
MIHÁLY   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MICHAEL.
MIHKEL   m   Estonian
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
MIHKKAL   m   Sami
Northern Sami form of MICHAEL.
MIHOVIL   m   Croatian
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
MIIA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of MIA.
MIKAEL   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of MICHAEL.
MIKAERE   m   Maori
Maori form of MICHAEL.
MIKAIL   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MICHAEL.
MIKALA   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian 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.
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-).
MIKHAILU   m   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHEIL   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MICHAEL.
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".
MIKKJAL   m   Faroese
Faroese 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.
MIKULA   m   Czech (Rare)
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MIKULÁŠ   m   Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MILA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILADA   f   Czech
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear". It has become associated with Czech mladý "young".
MILÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MILAN.
MILAN   m   Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Dutch
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a short form of names that began with that element. A city in Italy bears this name, though it originates from a different source.
MILDA   f   Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
MILE   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILÉNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MILENA.
MILENA   f   Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Italian
Feminine form of MILAN. It began to be used in Italy in honour of Milena Vukotić (1847-1923), mother of Helen of Montenegro, the wife of Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
MILES   m   English
From the Germanic name Milo, introduced by the Normans to England in the form Miles. The meaning is not known for certain. It is possibly connected to the Slavic name element milu meaning "gracious". From an early date it was associated with Latin miles "soldier".
MILICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious". It was originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILIVOJ   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILKA (1)   f   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
MILKO   m   Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
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.
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.
MIŁOGOST   m   Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and gosti "guest".
MILOJE   m   Serbian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
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.
MILOSLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
MIŁOSŁAW   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish cognate of MILOSLAV.
MIŁOSZ   m   Polish
Polish cognate of MILOŠ.
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.
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.
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.
MINKE   m & f   Frisian, Dutch
Diminutive and feminine form of MEINE.
MINODORA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of MENODORA.
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 (2)   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Polish
Short form of names containing the Slavic element miru meaning "peace" or "world".
MİRAÇ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MIRAJ.
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.
MIRCEA   m   Romanian
Romanian form of MIRCHE. This name was borne by a 14th-century ruler of Wallachia.
MIRCHE   m   Macedonian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element miru meaning "peace, world".
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".
MIRELA   f   Romanian, Croatian
Romanian and Croatian form of MIREILLE.
MIRELE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MIRIAM.
MIRELLA   f   Italian
Italian form of MIREILLE.
MIREN   f   Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
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.
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".
MIRO   m   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MIROSLAV.
MIRON (1)   m   Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish
Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish form of MYRON.
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.
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".
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.
MİTHAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MIDHAT.
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.
MITRODORA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of METRODORA.
MITROFAN   m   Russian
Russian form of METROPHANES.
MITXEL   m   Basque
Basque form of MICHAEL.
MLADEN   m   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word младъ (mladu) meaning "young".
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.
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.
MODESTO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of MODESTUS.
MOGENS   m   Danish
Danish form of MAGNUS.
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.
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.
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.
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").
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.
MÓNIKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of MONICA.
MONIQUE   f   French, English, Dutch
French form of MONICA.
MÓR   f   Scottish, Irish
Means "great" in Gaelic. It is sometimes translated into English as SARAH.
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.
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.
MOREEN   f   Irish, English
Anglicized form of MÓIRÍN. It is sometimes used as a variant of MAUREEN.
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-).
MORGANE   f   French
French, either a form of MORGAN (2) or a feminine form of MORGAN (1).
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.
MORITZ   m   German
German form of MAURICE.
MORNA   f   Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of MUIRNE.
MORRIS   m   English, Medieval English
Usual medieval form of MAURICE.
MORTA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MARTHA.
MORTEN   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of MARTIN.
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]
MOSS   m   English (Archaic), Jewish
Medieval form of MOSES.
MOTEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTKE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOUSES   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of MOSES.
MOYNA   f   Irish, Scottish
Variant of MONA (1).
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.
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".
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.
MUHTAR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUKHTAR.
MUIREADHACH   m   Irish, Scottish
Modern form of MUIREDACH.
MUIREALL   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MUIRGEL.
MUIRIS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAURICE.
MUJO   m   Bosnian
Bosnian diminutive of MUSTAFA.
MUKESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Modern form of MUKESHA.
MUKHAMED   m   Chechen
Chechen form of MUHAMMAD.
MÜMİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUMIN.
MÜMİNE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of MUMIN.
MÜMTAZ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUMTAZ.
MÜNİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MUNIR.
MÜNİRE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of MUNIR.
MURAD   m   Arabic, Urdu, Azerbaijani
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic. This name was borne by several Ottoman sultans.
MURALI   m   Hinduism, Tamil, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "flute" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, given to him because he played the flute.
MURAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MURAD.
MURCHADH   m   Irish, Scottish
Derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and cadh "warrior".
MURIEL   f   English, French, Irish
Medieval English form of a Celtic name which was probably related to the Irish name MUIRGEL. The Normans brought it to England from Brittany. In the modern era it was popularized by a character from Dinah Craik's novel 'John Halifax, Gentleman' (1856).
MURRON   f   Scottish
Scottish form of MUIRENN.
MURTAZ   m   Georgian
Georgian form of MURTADA.
MURUGAN   m   Hinduism, Tamil
Possibly from a Dravidian word meaning "youth". This is the name of a Tamil war god identified with Skanda.
MUSA   m   Arabic, Turkish, Persian
Arabic, Turkish and Persian form of MOSES.
MUSTAFA   m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "the chosen one" in Arabic, an epithet of Muhammad. This was the name of four Ottoman sultans. Another famous bearer was Mustafa Kemal (1881-1938), also known as Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.
MYGHAL   m   Cornish
Cornish form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAIL   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian variant form of MICHAEL.
MYKHAILO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of MICHAEL.
MYKOLA   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NICHOLAS.
MYKOLAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of MICHAEL.
MYKYTA   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of NIKETAS.
MYLÈNE   f   French
Contraction of MARIE and HÉLÈNE. It can also be used as a French form of MILENA.
MYRGJÖL   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of MUIRGEL.
MYRIAM   f   French
French form of MIRIAM.
MYRON   m   English, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.
NAAMAH   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon. Some later Jewish texts give Naamah as the name of Noah's wife, even though she is not named in the Old Testament.
NADAB   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "generous" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament. He was consumed by flames and killed when he offered unauthorized fire to God. It was also the name of the second king of Israel.
NADEEM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Variant transcription of NADIM.
NADÈGE   f   French
French form of NADEZHDA.
NADĚŽDA   f   Czech
Czech form of NADEZHDA.
NADEŽDA   f   Slovak, Serbian, Latvian
Slovak, Serbian and Latvian form of NADEZHDA.
NADIA (1)   f   French, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Variant of NADYA (1) used in the Western world, as well as a variant transcription of the Slavic name. It began to be used in France in the 19th century. The name received a boost in popularity from the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci (1961-).
NADIM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "drinking companion", derived from Arabic ندم (nadima) "to drink together".
NADINE   f   French, German, English
French elaborated form of NADIA (1).
NADİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of NADIR.
NADİRE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of NADIR.
NADİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of NADIYYA.
NADJA   f   German, Slovene
German and Slovene form of NADYA (1).
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