Names with Relationship "from different language"

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Dutch form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTHAfEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Aramaic מַרְתָּא (marta') meaning "the lady, the mistress", feminine form of מַר (mar) meaning "master". In the New Testament this is the name of the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (who is sometimes identified with Mary Magdalene). She was a witness to Jesus restoring her dead brother to life.... [more]
MARTHEfFrench, Norwegian
French and Norwegian form of MARTHA.
Catalan form of MARTIN.
Dutch form of MARTIN.
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Spanish form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Norman form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINmEnglish, 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]
MARTINAfGerman, 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.
MARTINEfFrench, Dutch, Norwegian
French, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Portuguese form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Italian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Latvian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
MARTINUSmAncient 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.
Hungarian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Finnish form of MARTHA.
Finnish form of MARTIN.
MARTYNmWelsh, Ukrainian
Welsh and Ukrainian form of MARTIN.
Polish feminine form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Lithuanian form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Basque form of MARCELLUS.
MARUFmArabic, Bengali
Means "favour, kindness" in Arabic.
MARVINmEnglish, German
Probably from an English surname which was derived from the given name MERVYN. A famous bearer was the American musician Marvin Gaye (1939-1984).
German variant of MARVIN.
MARYfEnglish, Biblical
Usual English form of Maria, the Latin form of the New Testament Greek names Μαριαμ (Mariam) and Μαρια (Maria) - the spellings are interchangeable - which were from Hebrew מִרְיָם (Miryam), a name borne by the sister of Moses in the Old Testament. The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including "sea of bitterness", "rebelliousness", and "wished for child". However it was most likely originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from mry "beloved" or mr "love".... [more]
Russian variant form of MARIA.
MARYAMfArabic, Persian
Arabic and Persian form of Miryam (see MARY). In Iran it is also the name of a flower, the tuberose, which is named after the Virgin Mary.
Russian variant of MARIANNA.
Belarusian form of MARIA.
MARZELLmGerman (Rare)
German variant of MARCELLUS.
Italian form of MARCIA.
Italian form of MARCIUS.
Czech form of MASHA.
MAŠAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MASHA.
Italian form of MAXIMUS.
MAS'UDmArabic, Persian
Means "lucky" in Arabic.
Bengali form of MAS'UD.
Lithuanian form of MATTHEW.
Hungarian form of MATTHEW.
MATE (1)mGeorgian
Georgian form of MATTHEW.
Romanian form of MATTHEW.
Czech form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot.
MATEJmSlovak, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATEJA (2)mSerbian
Serbian variant of MATIJA.
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
MATEOmSpanish, Croatian
Spanish form of MATTHEW. This form is also sometimes used in Croatia, from the Italian form MATTEO.
Catalan form of MATTHEW.
Portuguese form of MATTHEW.
Polish form of MATTHEW.
Slovene variant of MATTHEW.
Bulgarian form of MATTHEW.
Older Russian form of MATTHEW.
French form of MATEO or MATTEO.
French variant form of MATTHEW.
MATHISmGerman, French
German and French form of MATTHIAS.
French variant of MATTHIAS.
Basque form of MATTHEW.
Spanish form of MATTHIAS.
MATIASmFinnish, Portuguese
Finnish and Portuguese form of MATTHIAS.
MATIJAm & fSlovene, Croatian, Serbian
Slovene, Croatian and Serbian form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. It is occasionally used as a feminine name.
Hungarian form of MATILDA.
MATILDAfEnglish, Swedish, Finnish
From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle", from the elements maht "might, strength" and hild "battle". Saint Matilda was the wife of the 10th-century German king Henry I the Fowler. The name was common in many branches of European royalty in the Middle Ages. It was brought to England by the Normans, being borne by the wife of William the Conqueror himself. Another notable royal by this name was a 12th-century daughter of Henry I of England, known as the Empress Matilda because of her first marriage to the Holy Roman emperor Henry V. She later invaded England, laying the foundations for the reign of her son Henry II.... [more]
MATILDEfSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of MATILDA.
Slovene variant of MATTHIAS.
Finnish form of MAGDALENE.
Czech form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATRONAfRussian, Late Roman
Means "lady" in Late Latin. This was the name of three early saints.
MATTANmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Shephatiah in the Old Testament.
Means "gift of YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This was the original name of Zedekiah, a king of Judah, in the Old Testament.
Italian form of MATTHEW.
MATTEUSmSwedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHAIOSmGreek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW).
MATTHANmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MATTAN used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. This form of the name is also used in English versions of the New Testament, being borne by the great-grandfather of Jesus.
German form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
MATTHEImOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of MATTHEW.
MATTHEWmEnglish, Biblical
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH", from the roots מַתָּן (mattan) meaning "gift" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first gospel in the New Testament. He is considered a saint in many Christian traditions. The variant Matthias also occurs in the New Testament belonging to a separate apostle. The name appears in the Old Testament as Mattithiah.... [more]
MATTHIASmGerman, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW) which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. This was also the name of kings of Hungary, including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century.
Dutch form of MATTHIAS.
Finnish form of MATTHEW.
Italian form of MATTHIAS.
Basque form of Martinus (see MARTIN).
Form of Mattityahu (see MATTHEW) used in the English Old Testament, where it belongs to a few minor characters.
Slovak form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
Russian form of MATTHEW.
Hungarian form of MATTHIAS. This was the name of two Hungarian kings.
Czech form of MATTHIAS (via Hungarian Mátyás).
MATYLDAfCzech, Polish
Czech and Polish form of MATILDA.
MAUDfEnglish, French, Dutch
Usual medieval form of MATILDA. Though it became rare after the 14th century, it was revived and once more grew popular in the 19th century, perhaps due to Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'Maud' (1855).
MAUIm & fHawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Hawaiian mythology Māui was a trickster who created the Hawaiian Islands by having his brothers fish them out of the sea. He was also responsible for binding the sun and slowing its movement.
Finnish form of MAGNUS.
Variant of MAUNO.
MAURA (2)fIrish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRE. It has also been associated with Gaelic mór meaning "great". This was the name of an obscure 5th-century Irish or Scottish martyr.
MAUREENfIrish, English
Anglicized form of MÁIRÍN.
Finnish form of MAURICE.
MAURICEmEnglish, 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]
Portuguese form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
Spanish form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
Dutch form of MAURICE.
Italian form of Mauritius (see MAURICE).
Polish form of MAURICE.
French form of the Roman name Maxentius, a derivative of Latin maximus "greatest". This was the agnomen of an early 4th-century Roman emperor, a rival of Constantine. It was also borne by a 6th-century saint from Agde in France.
Spanish feminine form of MAXIMUS.
French form of MAXIMUS.
MAXIMIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMIANUS.
Dutch form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
Slovak form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAXIMILIANmGerman, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Roman name Maximilianus, which was derived from MAXIMUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint and martyr. In the 15th century the Holy Roman emperor Frederick III gave this name to his son and eventual heir. In this case it was a blend of the names of the Roman generals Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus (see EMILIANO), who Frederick admired. It was subsequently borne by a second Holy Roman emperor, two kings of Bavaria, and a short-lived Habsburg emperor of Mexico.
German feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMILIANOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
French form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
French feminine form of MAXIMILIAN.
MAXIMINOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MAXIMINUS.
Spanish form of MAXIMUS.
Czech form of Maximilianus (see MAXIMILIAN).
MAYA (1)fHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "illusion" in Sanskrit. In Buddhist tradition this is the name of the mother of Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha). This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
MAYA (2)fEnglish
Variant of MAIA (1). This name can also be given in reference to the Maya peoples, a Native American culture who built a great civilization in southern Mexico and Latin America.
Dutch form of MATILDA.
German variant of MATHILDE.
MECHTILDEfGerman (Rare)
German variant of MATHILDE.
Turkish form of MAJID.
MEDEAfGreek 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.
MEGANfWelsh, 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.
Persian form of MAHDI.
From the Hebrew name םְהֵיטַבְאֵל (Meheitav'el) meaning "God makes happy". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MEHMEDmOttoman Turkish, Bosnian
Older form of MEHMET, as well as the Bosnian form. This was the name of six sultans of the Ottoman Empire, including Mehmed II the conqueror of Constantinople.
Urdu form of MAHMUD.
Uyghur form of MAHMUD.
MEHRABmPersian, 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'.
Turkish form of MAHTAB.
Turkish form of MAHVASH.
Welsh form of MICHAEL.
MEINARDmDutch (Rare)
Dutch variant form of MEGINHARD.
Dutch form of MEGINHARD.
MEINEmFrisian, Dutch, German
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element magan meaning "strength".
German form of MEGINHARD.
MEINRADmGerman, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements magan "mighty, strong" and rad "counsel". Saint Meinrad was a 9th-century hermit who founded the Benedictine abbey at Einsiedeln in Switzerland.
Variant of MEINE.
Welsh form of MARIANUS.
Feminine form of MEIRION.
MELÁNIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MELANIE.
MELANIAfItalian, Spanish, Polish, Late Roman
Italian, Spanish and Polish form of MELANIE.
French form of MELANIE.
Czech form of MELANIE.
MELANIEfEnglish, German, Dutch
From Mélanie, the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th century. Her grandmother was also a saint with the same name.... [more]
Georgian form of MELANIE.
MELANTHIOSmGreek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μελας (melas) "black, dark" and ανθος (anthos) "flower". In Homer's epic the 'Odyssey' this is the name of an insolent goatherd killed by Odysseus.
MELCHIORmDutch, 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.
Italian form of MELCHIOR.
MELCHOLfBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of MICHAL (2).
Spanish form of MELCHIOR.
Means "song" in Hawaiian. This name is also used as a Hawaiian and Samoan form of MARY.
MELECHmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "king" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Micah (not the prophet).
Turkish form of MALIK (1).
Hawaiian form of MELISSA.
Turkish form of MALIKA.
French form of MELINA.
MELINAfEnglish, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
MELINDAfEnglish, Hungarian
Combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the popular name suffix inda. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play 'Bánk Bán' by József Katona.
French form of MELINA.
Turkish form of MELISSA.
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELISAfSpanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
French form of MELISSA.
MELISSAfEnglish, Dutch, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "bee" in Greek. This was the name of a nymph that cared for young Zeus in Greek mythology. It is also the name of the fairy who helps Rogero escape from the witch Alcina in Ludovico Ariosto's poem 'Orlando Furioso' (1516). As an English given name, Melissa has been used since the 18th century.
MELITONmAncient Greek, Georgian
Derived from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey" (genitive μελιτος). This was the name of a 2nd-century bishop of Sardis who is regarded as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
MELITTAfAncient Greek, German
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
Swedish form of MELCHIOR.
MENAHEMmBiblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name םְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.
Bosnian form of MANSUR.
MERAB (1)fBiblical
Means "abundant" in Hebrew. This is the name of a daughter of Saul in the Old Testament.
MERAB (2)mGeorgian
Georgian form of MEHRAB.
Hungarian form of MERCEDES.
Italian form of MERCURY.
Maori form of MARY.
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MERI (2)fGeorgian
Georgian form of MARIE.
MERLINmArthurian Romance, English
Form of the Welsh name Myrddin (meaning "sea fortress") used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th-century Arthurian tales. Writing in Latin, he likely chose the form Merlinus over Merdinus in order to prevent associations with French merde "excrement".... [more]
MEROBfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MERAB (1) used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MERTENmGerman (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of MARTIN.
Turkish form of MARWA.
MERVYNmWelsh, English
From the Welsh name Merfyn, which possibly meant "marrow famous". This was the name of a 9th-century Welsh king, Merfyn Frych.
MERYEMfTurkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of Miriam (see MARY).
MESHULLAMmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MESSIAHmTheology, English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "saviour", ultimately from Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach) meaning "anointed". The word appears in the Old Testement referring to a future king of the Jewish people. In the New Testament it is translated as Christ and is used as a title of Jesus.
MESUDmOttoman Turkish
Older Turkish form of MAS'UD. This was the name of several Seljuq sultans of Rûm.
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.
METODmSlovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of METHODIUS.
Czech form of METHODIUS.
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
Macedonian form of METHODIUS.
Welsh form of MAURICE. This was the name of a few early Welsh kings.
MIAfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Scandinavian, Dutch and German diminutive of MARIA. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".
MICAELAfItalian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese feminine form of MICHAEL.
MICAHmBiblical, English
Contracted form of MICAIAH. Micah is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Micah, which alternates between prophesies of doom and prophesies of restoration. It was occasionally used as an English given name by the Puritans after the Protestant Reformation, but it did not become common until the end of the 20th century.
MICAIAHm & fBiblical
Means "who is like YAHWEH?" in Hebrew. This name occurs in the Old Testament belonging to both males and females.
MICHA (1)mBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek, German, Dutch
Form of MICAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament. It is also the German and Dutch form.
MICHAËLmDutch, French
Dutch and French form of MICHAEL.
MICHAELmEnglish, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name מִיכָאֵל (Mikha'el) meaning "who is like God?". This is a rhetorical question, implying no person is like God. Michael is one of the archangels in Hebrew tradition and the only one identified as an archangel in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament he is named as a protector of Israel. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament he is portrayed as the leader of heaven's armies in the war against Satan, and is thus considered the patron saint of soldiers in Christianity.... [more]
MICHAL (1)mCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of MICHAEL.
MICHAL (2)fBiblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else. Later, when David became king, he ordered her returned to him.
Polish form of MICHAEL.
Irish form of MICHAEL.
Scottish form of MICHAEL.
Scottish Gaelic form of MICHAEL.
MICHELmFrench, German, Dutch
French form of MICHAEL. Michel de Notredame, also known as Nostradamus, was the 16th-century French astrologer who made predictions about future world events. This is also the German diminutive form of MICHAEL.
MICHELE (1)mItalian
Italian form of MICHAEL.
MICHELLEfFrench, English, Dutch
French feminine form of MICHEL. It has been common in the English-speaking world since the middle of the 20th century.
Dutch form of MICHAEL.
MICHOLfBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of MICHAL (2).
French variant form of MICHAEL.
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
MIENfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of WILHELMINA.
MIGUELmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of MICHAEL. A notable bearer of this name was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), the Spanish novelist and poet who wrote 'Don Quixote'.
MIHAELmSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of MICHAEL.
Original Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
Romanian form of MICHAEL. Mihai the Brave was a prince of Wallachia who united Romania in the early 17th century.
MIHAILmRomanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Greek
Romanian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of MICHAEL. This is also a variant transcription of the Greek name MICHAIL.
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
Serbian form of MICHAEL.
Hungarian form of MICHAEL.
Estonian form of MICHAEL.
Northern Sami form of MICHAEL.
Croatian form of MICHAEL.
Finnish form of MIA.
MIKAELmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of MICHAEL.
Maori form of MICHAEL.
Turkish form of MICHAEL.
Hawaiian form of MICHAEL.
Basque form of MICHAEL.
Latvian form of MICHAEL.
Modern Esperanto form of MICHAEL.
Arabic form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAILmRussian, Bulgarian
Russian form of MICHAEL, and a variant transcription of Bulgarian MIHAIL. This was the name of two Russian tsars. Other notable bearers include the poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-).
Georgian form of MICHAEL.
Belarusian form of NIKETAS.
MIKKELmDanish, Norwegian
Danish form of MICHAEL. It can also derive from the Scandinavian root mikill meaning "enormous".
Faroese form of MICHAEL.
Slovene form of NICHOLAS.
Hungarian form of NICHOLAS.
Polish form of NICHOLAS.
Czech form of NICHOLAS.
Originally a diminutive of MIKLÓS or MIHÁLY. It is now used independently, or as a Hungarian form of MAXIMILIAN.
MIKULÁŠmSlovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of NICHOLAS.
MILAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear". It has become associated with Czech mladý "young".
Hungarian form of MILAN.
MILANmCzech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Dutch, Hungarian
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.
MILDAfLithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
MILEmCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Hungarian form of MILENA.
MILENAfBulgarian, 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 the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. In Italy it can also be considered a combination of MARIA and ELENA.
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".
MILICAfSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious". It was originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILIVOJmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
MILKA (1)fSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
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.
MILOmEnglish, 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.
MIŁOGOSTmPolish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and gosti "guest".
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
MILORADmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and rad "happy, willing".
MILOŠmCzech, 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.
MILOSLAVmCzech, Slovak, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious, dear" and slava "glory".
Polish cognate of MILOŠ.
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