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MAfSumerian Mythology
Means "land" in Sumerian. In Sumerian mythology, Ma is referred to as the mother of the mountain.
From Chinese 馬 (mǎ) meaning "horse". Other Han characters are possible.
f & mPortuguese
Diminutive of Maria, Mariana, and Mario.
Means "mother" in Mongolian.
MAAm & fFinnish
Means "country, land, earth, ground, soil, suit" in Finnish.
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, reality" combined with 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia", 阿 (a) meaning "mountain" or 愛 (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, reality", 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 々, a phonetic character indicting a duplication of the beginning kanji. Other kanji combinations are possible.
MAACAHm & fBiblical Hebrew, Ancient Hebrew
Means "bruised, crushed" in Hebrew, from the verb מָעַך (māʿaḵ or ma'ach, ma'akh) "to press, to squeeze". This name was borne by both men and women in the Bible: one male example is Maacah, the fourth son of Nahor and his concubine Reumah (Genesis 22:24); a female example is Queen Maacah, one of the wives of King David and mother of Avshalom and Tamar (1 Chronicles 3:3).
From Japanese 舞 (ma) meaning "dance", 彩 (a) meaning "colour" combined with 知 (chi) meaning "wisdom" or 三月 (maachi) meaning "March". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Meaning, "pleasant; testifying."
Combination of Tuvan маадыр (maadyr) meaning "hero" and оол (ool) meaning "boy, son".
MAAHINmSanskrit, Hindi, Hinduism, Sinhalese, Indian, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Kannada
MEANING - causing or feeling joy, dominion, mighty or powerful , blithe
MAAHUMf & m?
Estonian form of Maia.
From Japanese 愛 (ma) meaning "love, affection", 有 (a) meaning "exist" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Greenlandic younger form of Mâlia.
Greenlandic younger form of Mâliãna.
MAAMEfCentral African (Latinized, Rare)
Maame comes from Africa, and is said to mean 'pearl', or 'mother', depending on the variation.
A historic name of a leader in old Arabian Peninsula. it means the cloud heavy with water.
MAANm & fFinnish
Means "earth" in Finnish.
Greenlandic younger form of Mânôĸ.
Estonian form of Magnus.
Greenlandic younger form of Mânuse.
Its is very very very very famous
MAAOUYAmWestern African
A known bearer is Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya (1941-), a Mauritanian military officer who served as the president of Mauritania from 1984-2005.
MAAQUJUKm & fGreenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Mâĸujuk.
Estonian feminine name, either a dimutive of Dagmar or Tamaara, or a form of Mara.
Greenlandic younger form of Mâraĸ.
Variant of Mare.
Finnish variant of Maret.
Variant of Maaria.
Means "knowledge of the faith", meaning "knowledge of Islam".
Greenlandic younger form of Mâritse.
Estonian form of Marius.
Yakut form of Mariya.
Variant of Marj.
MÄÄʹRJAŽfSami (Skolt)
Skolt Sami form of Marja.
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp, flax, linen". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
Means "work of Yahweh" in Hebrew. This name appears on many characters in the Old Testament.
Hebrew for "Worker of Jehovah", one of the priests resident at Jerusalem at the Captivity I Chronicles 9:12
MA'ATfEgyptian Mythology
Ma'at was personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation. ... [more]
MAATHfBiblical Hebrew
A biblical girl's name meaning "Wiping away, breaking, fearing, smiting"
MÄÄTTAŽfSami (Skolt)
Skolt Sami form of Matrona.
Means "curious", "annoying", "stubborn", "lost", "bewildered" and "kind"
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine", 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 由 (yuu) meaning "cause, reason". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Meaning, "consolation of Jehovah."
Anglicized form of Medb used by the English poets of the 15th century. Shakespeare describes Mab, queen of the fairies in his play 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596), and Percy Bysshe Shelley in his poem 'Queen Mab' (1813).
MABASENm & fKhoekhoen
Name mainly used by damara speaking people in Namibia.The name means "stand for yourself" used to encourage and teach an individual independance.
MABBINAfMedieval Irish (Anglicized)
Early Anglicization of Meadhbh via the Latinization Meba.
Hungarian variant of Mabel.
MABELIEfMedieval Dutch, Medieval Flemish
Medieval Dutch variant of Mabilia.
MABILEYfMedieval Welsh
Variant of Mabilia recorded in medieval Wales.
MABILIAfMedieval French, Medieval English, Gascon
Latinized form of Mabile, recorded in 15th-century French-speaking Switzerland.
Welsh form of Mabel. It was coined circa 1900.
Mablung is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.... [more]
From the traditionally English surname, which is a variant of Mayberry, which is possibly a variant of Mowbray, an English and French habitation surname for someone from Montbrai in La Manche, France... [more]
Means "goddess" in Uzbek.
MABUZmArthurian Romance
Anglo-Norman form of Mabon. This is a character in 'Lanzelet', an Arthurian romance written by Ulrich von Zatzikhoven after 1194; Mabuz the Enchanter is the cowardly lord of the Schatel le Mort, or "Castle of the Dead".
Variant of Mack (1).
French masculine form of Macarius.
French form of Macareus.
MACAREOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Macareus.
Portuguese form of Macareus.
MACAREUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Μακαρεύς (Makareus), which is a variant form of Makarios (see Macario). This is the name of several characters in Greek mythology, one of them being a companion to Odysseus on his voyages.
MACARImCatalan, Gascon
Catalan and Gascon form of Macarius (see Macario).
MACARIYmRussian (Archaic)
Archaic spelling of Makariy.
Transferred use of the surname Macarthur.... [more]
Variant of Macauley. A famous bearer of the name is actor Macaulay Culkin (b. 1980). At the height of his fame, he was considered the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple.
Transferred use of the surname Macauley.
Means "coyote" in Lakota.
MACCAf & mEnglish
Diminutive of Mackenzie.
Feminine form of Maccabeo.
MACCABEEmAncient Aramaic (Anglicized), Mormon
The name of an ancient Jewish warrior, Judah Maccabee, meaning "the hammer". ... [more]
Short form of pet names ending with the diminutive suffix -maccio such as GIACOMACCIO and GUGLIELMACCIO.
MACCIUSmAncient Roman
An Ancient Roman family name.
MACCOmEast Frisian (Archaic)
Younger form of Makko, first recorded in the 1500s and eventually faded into oblivion in the 1700s.
MACCUSmAncient Irish
Old Irish version of Magnus.
Means "virile" or "manly" in Gaelic.
Transferred use of the surname.
MACEmPopular Culture
Name of jedi master and council member in the popular Star Wars films created by George Lucas.
MACEmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of Thomas.
MACÉmMedieval French, Norman
Old Norman and medieval French (and as such recorded in 15th-century Paris) form of Mathieu.
MACEDONmAncient Greek
From Greek makednos meaning "tall" or from Illyrian maketia meaning "cattle".
Catalan form of Macedonius.
MACEDONIAfSpanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Macedonio. It is also part of a name of the country (officially Republic of Macedonia/The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) in south-eastern Europe.
MACEDONIOmSpanish (Rare), Italian (Rare)
This name is derived from Latin Macedonius meaning "Macedonian," which is derived from Greek Makedones. That word literally means "highlanders" or "the tall ones," which is related to makednos meaning "long, tall" and makros "long, large."... [more]
MACÉEfMedieval French
Feminine form of Macé.
MACETTEfNorman, French (Archaic)
Feminine form of Macé, recorded from the early 1600s onwards.
Means "melody" in Khmer.
MACHAfIrish, Irish Mythology
Possibly from Proto-Celtic *makajā "plain (level country)". In Irish legend this was the name of a war goddess, sister of the Morrígan and the Badb. She was the legendary founder of Eṁain Ṁacha, seat of the Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, and her name survives in the Irish place name Armagh which was originally Ard Mhacha "Macha's height".
French transcription of Masha, from Russian Маша.
The Greek word for "battles, conflicts". In Greek mythology, they were the demons/spirts of battle, sons or daughters of Eris. More likely used as a variant of Micaiah or Mekhi.
MACHANIDASmAncient Greek, History
This name is possibly derived from Doric Greek μαχανά (machana) meaning "machine, device, tool, contrivance", which is of the same etymology as the modern English word machine. Another possibility is that this name is derived from Greek μαχη (mache) meaning "battle"... [more]
Hebrew for "Clad with a mantle, or bond of the Lord", one of the Gadite heroes who joined David in the wilderness I Chronicles 12:13
Means "true happiness" in Japanese. The name may be written with the characters for "true;reality"(ma) and "happiness;blessing;fortune"(chi). Other possiblites include "hemp;flax"(ma) and "wisdom"(chi)... [more]
Machi of the Tribe of Gad was the father of Geuel, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:15.
MACHIEm & fNigerian
Meaning the "replacement of a lost gem"
MACHIELmDutch, Medieval Flemish
Dutch variant form of Michiel.
From Japanese 町 (machi) "town" and 子 (ko) "child".
MACHTHARDmAncient Germanic
Old High German name composed of the elements maht "might, strength" and hard "brave, hardy".
Catalan form of Matthias.
Azerbaijani form of Majid.
Sorbian form of Mathias.... [more]
Transferred use of the surname Macintosh.
MACKESSAfAfrican American (Modern, Rare)
Feminine form of Mack (1) using the suffix essa.
MACKINSONmBahamian Creole
Transferred use of the surname Mackinson.
* Macklin's language of origin is Celtic. A variant of Mac(Gaelic), the meaning of Macklin is "son of". In Irish, the name Macklin means - son of Flann. The name Macklin is most often used as a boy name or male name.... [more]
Romansh form of Magdalena, traditionally found in Val Müstair.
MACMILLANmEnglish (African)
Transferred use of the surname.
MACNELLYmSouth American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Macnelly.
MACONm & fAmerican (South, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Macon.
French form of Macrinus.
MACRINAfLate Roman, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Feminine form of Macrinus. This name was borne by two saints, namely saint Macrina the Elder and her granddaughter saint Macrina the Younger.
French form of Macrina.
MACRINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Macrinus.
MACRINUSmLate Roman, History
Roman cognomen, which because of the -inus suffix must be a diminutive, probably of what should be macrus. Macrus is either derived from Latin macer "thin, meagre", or a latinized form of Greek makros "large, long"... [more]
French form of Macrobius.
Catalan form of Macrobius.
Portuguese form of Macrobius.
MACROBIOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Macrobius.
MACROBIUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Makrobios. This name was borne by a Roman grammarian and philosopher from the 5th century AD.
Likely transferred from the Scottish surname, meaning "son of Roy".
short form of Madeline or Madison
Short form of Magdalena.
MADAfVarious (Modern, Rare)
English: The name Adam spelled backwards, which is make this name a feminine form of this name. ... [more]
MADALBALDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Old High German bald "bold, brave."
MADALBERTmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Old High German beraht "bright."
MADALBODmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Gothic biutan "to offer" or Old High German boto "bid, offer."
MADALBURGfAncient Germanic
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place." The second element is derived from Gothic bairgan (bergan in Old High German) "to keep, to save, to preserve", or from Old High German burg "fortress."
An invented name, a combination of Madeleine and Lee.
MADALENfBasque, Breton
Basque and Breton form of Magdalena.
MADALFRIDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Old High German fridu "peace."
MADALGARmAncient Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name is derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place." The second element is derived from Gothic gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear", or from garva (garo in Old High German, and gearu in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared."
MADALGARDfAncient Germanic
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place." The second element is derived from gardan "to hedge in, to enclose, to fence in" or from Gothic gards "house, garden, (court)yard."
MADALGILDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Gothic gild "sacrifice."
MADALGRIMmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Old Norse grîma "mask."
MADALHAIDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with haidu "figure, person" (see Adelaide).
MADALHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Gothic hardus (hart in Old High German) "brave, hardy."
MADALHILDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Old Norse hildr "battle."
Variant of Mădălina used outside of Romania.
MADALRADmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Old High German rât "counsel."
MADALRICmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." The second element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler."
MADALTRUDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with þruþ "strength."
MADALWINmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic mathl "meeting place" combined with Old High German wini "friend."
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, reality" combined with 玉 (dama) meaning "ball". Other kanji combinations are possible.
It means god of love. Famous names Madan Mohan Maivia (great indian Freedom fighter) Madan Lal Dhingra (the great lndhan revolutionary) Madan LAL (indian cricketer )
MADANImArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic مَدَنِيّ (madaniyy) meaning "city dweller, civilian, citizen", chiefly found in Algerian and Moroccan Arabic.
MADAREJÚWAmNative American
A Tenharim name (the Tenharim live in the Amazonas region in Brazil)
Italian name which is a masculine form of Magdalene. Most famously used in the poem “Julian and Maddalo” (1819) by Percy Bysshe Shelley, in which the philosophical Julian is based on himself, and the cynical Maddalo is based on Lord Byron.
Swedish diminutive of Madeleine.
MADDENm & fIrish
Transferred use of the surname Madden.
Variant of Maddy.
Icelandic form of Maddy.
MADDYNf & mEnglish
Variant of Madden.
MADEAfAmerican (South, Rare), Filipino (Rare), Popular Culture
In the case of the Tyler Perry character, the name was taken from a phrase (madea or madear) used in the American south meaning "mother dear". It may also be a variant spelling of Medea.
Variant transcription of Madiha.
MADELBERTmDutch, German
Variant spelling of Madalbert.
MADELBERTAfDutch, German
Variant spelling of Madalberta.
MADELEINAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of Madeleine, influenced by cognates such as Italian Maddalena.
MADELENfNorwegian, Swedish
Swedish and Norwegian variant of Madeleine.
MADELENAfMedieval Portuguese, Medieval Spanish
Medieval Portuguese and medieval Spanish variant of Magdalena.
MADELENEfSwedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian variant of Madeleine reflecting the French pronunciation.
MADELGARmAncient Germanic
Variant spelling of Madalgar.
MADELGARDfAncient Germanic, Dutch, History
Variant spelling of Madalgard. Madelgard was the name of one of Charlemagne's concubines.
German form of Madalhaid.
MADELIESfDutch (Rare)
Possibly a blend of Madelief and Lies.
MADELRICmAncient Germanic
Variant spelling of Madalric.
Sami form of Matti.
Breton form of Madeleine.
MADERICmAncient Germanic
Variant spelling of Matharic.
Sami form of Mattes.
An Indian girl's name meaning "A flowering vine". Could also be a feminine form of Madhava.
Means "written tribute, eulogy, ode" in Uzbek.
Means "flowering vine".
madhura=sweet,honey,nectar in sanskrit and some other indian languages... [more]
MADICKENfSwedish, Literature
Madicken (called Maggie in the English translation) is a fictional character created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren for her children's novel of the same name. The titular character was named after Astrid's childhood friend Ann-Marie, whose nickname was Madicken... [more]
Variant of Maddie.
MADIGANm & fEnglish
Transferred use of the Irish surname Madigan or from the Gaelic given name Madagán or Madadhán means "little dog".
MADIHAfArabic, Pakistani
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, derived from Arabic حمد (hamid) "to praise".
MÄDINÄfTatar, Bashkir
Bashkir and Tatar form of Medina.
MADINIAfEnglish (Rare, Archaic)
Meaning uncertain. Dr John Dee gave it to his daughter in 1590, allegedly naming her for one of the Enochian angels ("the spiritual creature who on 28 May 1583 appeared to Dee and Sir Edward Kelley and entered into a mysterious conversation with them", according to Méric Casaubon in his 'True & Faithful Relation…' (1659)).... [more]
MADISUNfEnglish (Modern)
Variant of Madison possibly influenced by the English word sun.
MADITAfGerman (Modern), Literature
The name Madita was coined by Anna-Liese Kornitzky, the German translator of Astrid Lindgren's book series Madicken. ... [more]
MADJIDmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Majid (chiefly Algerian).
MADLAINAfGerman (Swiss), Romansh
Romansh form of Magdalena, traditionally found in the Engadine valley.
MADLENfArmenian, Croatian (Rare), German (Rare), Bulgarian, Medieval German, Polish, Alsatian
Bulgarian, Croatian, Alsatian and German variant of Madeleine as well as a medieval German contracted form of Magdalena.
Hungarian variant of Madlena.
MADLENAfBulgarian, Croatian, German, Georgian, Sorbian
Bulgarian, Croatian and German variant as well as the regular Sorbian form of Magdalena. As for Georgia, Madlena is a variant of Magdalina there, inspired by the French name Madeleine.
Variant of Madeleine reflecting the French pronunciation of this name.
Sorbian diminutive of Madlena.