Feminine Names

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LYNETTE f English
Form of LUNED first used by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem 'Gareth and Lynette' (1872). In modern times it is also regarded as a diminutive of LYNN.
LYNN f & m English
From an English surname that was derived from Welsh llyn meaning "lake". Before the start of the 20th century it was primarily used for boys, but it has since come to be more common for girls. In some cases it may be thought of as a short form of LINDA or names that end in lyn or line.
LYNNA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of LYNN.
LYNNE f English
Variant of LYNN.
LYNNETTE f English
Variant of LYNETTE.
LYRA f Astronomy
The name of the constellation in the northern sky containing the star Vega. It is said to be shaped after the lyre of Orpheus.
LYRIC f English (Modern)
Means simply "lyric, songlike" from the English word, ultimately derived from Greek λυρικος (lyrikos).
LYS f Frisian
Frisian diminutive of ELISABETH. It also coincides with the French word for "lily".
LYSANDRA f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Lysandros (see LYSANDER).
LYSANNE f Dutch
Variant of LISANNE.
LYSISTRATE f Ancient Greek
Derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
LYSSA (1) f English
Short form of ALYSSA.
LYSSA (2) f Greek Mythology
Means "rage, fury, anger" in Greek. In Greek mythology Lyssa is a goddess associated with uncontrolled rage.
LYUBA f Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBOV f Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUDMILA f Russian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).
LYUDMYLA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LUDMILA.
LYYDIA f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish variant of LYDIA.
LYYTI f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish diminutive of LYDIA.
MAAIKE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of MARIA.
MAALA f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHLAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAARIA f Finnish
Finnish form of MARIA.
MAARIKA f Estonian, Finnish
Diminutive of MAARJA (Estonian) or MAARIA (Finnish).
MAARIT f Finnish
Finnish form of MARGARET.
MAARJA f Estonian
Estonian form of MARIA.
MAARTJE f Dutch
Dutch feminine form of MARTIN.
MAATA f Maori
Maori form of MARTHA.
MAAYAN f & m Hebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
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.
MABYN f Welsh
Means "youth" in Welsh. This was the name of an obscure 6th-century Welsh saint. She was one of the daughters of Saint Brychan.
MACARENA f Spanish
From the name of a barrio (district) in Seville, which got its name from a temple that may have been named for a person named Macarius (see MACARIO). The Virgin of Macarena, that is Mary, is widely venerated in Seville.
MACARIA f Spanish
Feminine form of MACARIO.
MACHLAH f & m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACHTELD f Dutch
Dutch form of MATILDA.
MACIE f English
Variant of MACY.
MACKENZIE f & m English
From the Gaelic surname Mac Coinnich, which means "son of COINNEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was William Lyon MacKenzie (1795-1861), a Canadian journalist and political rebel. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959-).
MACY f English
From an English surname that was from various towns named Massy in France. The towns themselves were originally named from a Gallo-Roman personal name that was Latinized as Maccius. This is the name of a chain of American department stores founded by Rowland Hussey Macy (1822-1877).
MADAILÉIN f Irish
Irish form of MAGDALENE.
MADALENA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of MAGDALENA.
MĂDĂLINA f Romanian
Romanian form of MAGDALENE.
MADALITSO m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MADALYN f English
Variant of MADELINE.
MADARA f Latvian
From the Latvian name for a type of flowering plant, known as cleavers or bedstraw in English.
MÄDCHEN f Various
Means "girl" in German. It is not used as a name in Germany itself.
MADDALENA f Italian
Italian form of MAGDALENE.
MADDIE f English
Diminutive of MADELINE or MADISON.
MADDY f English
Diminutive of MADELINE or MADISON.
MADE m & f Indonesian, Balinese
From Sanskrit मध्य (madhya) meaning "middle". This name is traditionally given to the family's second-born child.
MADELIEF f Dutch
Derived from Dutch madeliefje meaning "daisy".
MADELINA f English (Rare)
Latinate form of MADELINE.
MADELINE f English, French
English form of MAGDALENE. This is the name of the heroine in a series of children's books by Ludwig Bemelmans, first published 1939.
MADELON f Dutch
Dutch form of MAGDALENE.
MADELYN f English
Variant of MADELINE.
MADGE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MADHAVI f Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of MADHAVA. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
MADHU f & m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
MADHUR m & f Indian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MADHURI f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada
Means "sweetness" in Sanskrit.
MƏDINƏ f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of MADINA.
MADINA f Kazakh, Avar, Chechen
From the name of the city of Medina, Arabic المدينة (al-Madinah), which means "the city". The Saudi city is considered an Islamic holy site because the Prophet Muhammad was based there for a period.
MADISON f & m English
From an English surname meaning "son of MAUD". It was not commonly used as a feminine name until after the movie 'Splash' (1984), in which the main character adopted it as her name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue in New York City. A famous bearer of the surname was James Madison (1751-1836), one of the authors of the American constitution who later served as president.
MADLENKA f Czech
Czech diminutive of MARIE.
MADLYN f English
Variant of MADELINE.
MADONA f Georgian
Georgian form of MADONNA.
MADONNA f English
From a title of the Virgin Mary meaning "my lady" in Italian. A famous bearer of the name is American singer Madonna Ciccone (1958-), known simply as Madonna.
MAE f English
Variant of MAY. A famous bearer was the American actress Mae West (1893-1980), whose birth name was Mary.
MÆJA f Icelandic
Icelandic diminutive of MARIA.
MAELA f Breton
Feminine form of MAËL.
MAELETH f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of MAHALATH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
MAËLLE f French, Breton
French feminine form of MAËL.
MAËLYS f French
Feminine form of MAËL, possibly influenced by the spelling of MAILYS.
MAEVA f Tahitian, French
Means "welcome" in Tahitian. It gained popularity in France during the 1980s.
MAEVE f Irish, Irish Mythology
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Medb meaning "intoxicating". In Irish legend this was the name of a warrior queen of Connacht. Her fight against Ulster and the hero Cúchulainn is told in the Irish epic 'The Cattle Raid of Cooley'.
MAFALDA f Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of MATILDA.
MAGALI f French, Occitan
Occitan form of MAGDALENE.
MAGALIE f French
Variant of MAGALI.
MAGDALÉNA f Czech, Slovak, Hungarian
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of MAGDALENE.
MAGDALENE f German, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From a title meaning "of Magdala". Mary Magdalene, a character in the New Testament, was named thus because she was from Magdala - a village on the Sea of Galilee whose name meant "tower" in Hebrew. She was cleaned of evil spirits by Jesus and then remained with him during his ministry, witnessing the crucifixion and the resurrection. She was a popular saint in the Middle Ages, and the name became common then. In England it is traditionally rendered Madeline, while Magdalene or Magdalen is the learned form.
MAGDALINA f Old Church Slavic, Bulgarian
Old Slavic form of MAGDALENE, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
MAGDALINI f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of MAGDALENE.
MAGDI (1) f Hungarian
Diminutive of MAGDOLNA.
MAGDOLNA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of MAGDALENE.
MAGGIE f English
Diminutive of MARGARET.
MAGNHILD f Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse magn "mighty, strong" and hildr "battle". This was the name of a novel by the Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
MAGNOLIA f English
From the English word magnolia for the flower, which was named for the French botanist Pierre Magnol.
MAHA f Arabic
Means "oryx" in Arabic. The oryx is a variety of antelope that is said to represent beauty.
MAHALA f English
Variant of MAHALAH or MAHALATH. It has occasionally been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
MAHALATH f Biblical
From the Hebrew name מָחֲלַת (Machalat) meaning "lyre". In the Old Testament she is the daughter of Ishmael and the wife of Esau.
MAHALIA f English
Variant of MAHALA.
MAHAUT f French (Archaic)
Medieval French form of MATHILDE.
MAHIN f Persian
Means "related to the moon" in Persian.
MAHINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MAHINE f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian مهین (see MAHIN).
MAHLAH f & m Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak, sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.
MAHSA f Persian
Means "like the moon" in Persian.
MAHTAB f Persian
Means "moonlight" in Persian.
MAHTHILDIS f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of MATILDA.
MAHULENA f Czech
Possibly inspired by MAGDALENA. The Czech author Julius Zeyer created it for a character in his play 'Radúz and Mahulena' (1898).
MAHVASH f Persian
Possibly means "moon-like" in Persian.
MAI (1) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (mai) meaning "plum, apricot" (refers specifically to the species Prunus mume).
MAI (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (mai) meaning "dance" or 麻衣 (mai) meaning "linen robe". It can also come from (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (ai) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
MAÏA f French
French form of MAIA (1).
MAIA (1) f Greek Mythology, Roman Mythology, Portuguese, Georgian
From Greek μαια (maia) meaning "good mother, dame, foster mother", perhaps in origin a nursery form of μητηρ (meter). In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son by Zeus was Hermes.
MAIA (2) f Roman Mythology
Probably from Latin maior meaning "greater". This was the name of a Roman goddess of spring, a companion (sometimes wife) of Vulcan. She was later conflated with the Greek goddess Maia. The month of May is named for her.
MAIA (3) f Basque
Basque form of MARIA.
MAIALEN f Basque
Basque form of MAGDALENE.
MAIARA f Native American, Tupi
Means "great grandmother, wise" in Tupi.
MAIDER f Basque
From the name of the goddess MARI (3) combined with Basque eder meaning "beautiful".
MAIGHREAD f Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIJA f Finnish
Finnish variant of MARIA.
MAIKE f Frisian, German
Frisian diminutive of MARIA.
MAIKEN f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian diminutive of MARIA.
MAILE f Hawaiian
From the name of a type of vine that grows in Hawaii and is used in making leis.
MAILYS f French
Variant of MAYLIS.
MAIMU f Estonian
Means "little" in Estonian.
MAIR f Welsh
Welsh form of MARY.
MÁIRE f Irish
Irish form of MARY.
MAIRE f Finnish
Derived from Finnish mairea "gushing, sugary".
MAIRÉAD f Irish
Irish form of MARGARET.
MAIREAD f Scottish
Scottish form of MARGARET.
MAIRENN f Irish
Variant of MÁIRÍN.
MÀIRI f Scottish
Scottish form of MARY.
MÁIRÍN f Irish
Irish diminutive of MARY.
MAIRWEN f Welsh
Combination of MAIR and Welsh gwen meaning "white, fair, blessed".
MAISIE f Scottish, English (British)
Scottish diminutive of MAIREAD.
MAITE (1) f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and TERESA.
MAITE (2) f Basque
Means "lovable" in Basque.
MAJDA f Slovene, Croatian
Short form of MAGDALENA.
MAJKEN f Danish, Swedish
Variant of MAIKEN.
MAKANA m & f Hawaiian
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
MAKARA m & f Khmer
Means "January" in Khmer.
MAKBULE f Turkish
Means "liked" in Turkish.
MAKEDA f History
Possibly means "greatness" in Ethiopic. This was the name of an Ethiopian queen of the 10th-century BC. She is probably the same person as the Queen of Sheba, who visited Solomon in the Old Testament.
MAKENA f & m Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAKOTO m & f Japanese
From Japanese (makoto) meaning "sincerity", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
MAKVALA f Georgian
Derived from Georgian მაყვალი (maqvali) meaning "blackberry".
MALA f Indian, Hindi
Means "necklace" in Sanskrit.
MALAI f Thai
Means "garland of flowers" in Thai.
MALAIKA f Arabic
Means "angels" from the plural of Arabic ملك (malak).
MALAK f & m Arabic
Means "angel" in Arabic.
MALALAI f Pashto
Means "sad, grieved" in Pashto. This was the name of a Pashtun woman who encouraged the Afghan forces during the 1880 Battle of Maiwand against the British.
MALANDRA f English (Rare)
Invented name, a prefixed form of ANDRA.
MALATI f Indian, Hindi
Means "jasmine" in Sanskrit.
MALENA f Swedish, Spanish, Czech
Swedish and Spanish short form of MAGDALENA, and a Czech short form of MAHULENA.
MALENE f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENA.
MAŁGORZATA f Polish
Polish form of MARGARET.
MAŁGOSIA f Polish
Diminutive of MAŁGORZATA.
MALI f Thai
Means "flower" in Thai.
MALIA f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MARIA.
MALIE f Hawaiian
Means "calm" in Hawaiian.
MALIKA f Arabic
Means "queen" in Arabic, the feminine form of MALIK (1).
MALIN f Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of MAGDALENE.
MALINA (1) f Scottish
Feminine form of MALCOLM.
MALINA (2) f Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish
Means "raspberry" in several Slavic languages.
MALINALLI f Native American, Nahuatl
Means "grass" in Nahuatl.
MALINDA f English
Variant of MELINDA.
MALINI f Indian, Hindi
Means "fragrant" in Sanskrit.
MALKA f Hebrew
Means "queen" in Hebrew.
MALLAIDH f Irish
Irish form of MOLLY.
MALLE f Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of MARY.
MALLORY f English (Modern)
From an English surname that meant "unfortunate" in Norman French. It first became common in the 1980s due to the television comedy 'Family Ties', which featured a character by this name.
MALLT f Welsh
Welsh form of MAUD.
MALVINA f Scottish, English, Literature
Created by the poet James MacPherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossian poems. He probably intended it to mean "smooth brow" in Gaelic.
MALWINA f Polish
Polish form of MALVINA.
MAMI f Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (ma) meaning "flax" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
MAMIE f English
Diminutive of MARY or MARGARET.
MANAIA f & m Maori
From the name of a stylized design common in Maori carvings. It represents a mythological creature with the head of a bird and the body of a human.
MANAMI f Japanese
From Japanese (mana) meaning "love, affection" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful" or (mi) meaning "sea, ocean". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MANANA f Georgian
Means "heather" in Georgian.
MANCA f Slovene
Slovene diminutive of MARIJA.
MANDA f Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of MAGDALENA.
MANDEEP m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
MANDI f English
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANDICA f Croatian
Diminutive of MANDA.
MANDY f English
Diminutive of AMANDA.
MANINDER m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA.
MANISHA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Feminine form of MANISH.
MANJEET m & f Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit मनस् (manas) meaning "mind, intellect, spirit" and जिति (jiti) meaning "victory, conquering".
MANJU f Indian, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Means "lovely, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJULA f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit.
MANJUSHA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi
Means "small box, small chest" in Sanskrit.
MANOLA f Spanish
Spanish feminine diminutive of MANUEL.
MANON f French, Dutch
French diminutive of MARIE.
MANU (2) m & f French, Spanish, German, Finnish
Short form of MANUEL or EMMANUEL (and also of MANUELA in Germany).
MANUELITA f Spanish
Diminutive of MANUELA.
MANYA f Russian
Russian diminutive of MARIA.
MANYARA f Southern African, Shona
Means "you have been humbled" in Shona.
MAO (1) f Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or (mai) meaning "dance" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MAR f Spanish, Catalan
Means "sea" in Spanish and Catalan. It is from the title of the Virgin Mary, María del Mar.
MĀRA f Latvian, Baltic Mythology
This was the name of a Latvian mother goddess. Her name is possibly derived from MARIA, identifying her with the Virgin Mary. In modern times this name is used as a variant of MARIJA.
MARA (1) f Biblical
Means "bitter" in Hebrew. This is a name taken by Naomi in the Old Testament (see Ruth 1:20).
MARA (2) f Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian
Hungarian variant of MÁRIA, and a Croatian and Serbian variant of MARIJA.
MARAĴA f Esperanto
Means "made of the sea" in Esperanto.
MARAL f Azerbaijani, Armenian
Means "deer" in Azerbaijani and Armenian, referring to the Caspian Red Deer, derived from Persian مرال (maral).
MARALYN f English
Variant of MARILYN.
MARAM f & m Arabic
Means "wish, desire" in Arabic.
MARAMA f Polynesian Mythology
Means "moon" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology she was the goddess of the moon and death.
MARCELINA f Polish
Polish feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELINE f French
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
MARCELLE f French
French feminine form of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLETTE f French (Rare)
French feminine diminutive of MARCELLUS.
MARCELLINE f French
French feminine form of MARCELLINUS.
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.
MARCIE f English
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MARCY f English
Diminutive of MARCIA.
MARE f Estonian, Slovene, Macedonian, Croatian
Diminutive of MARIA and other names beginning with Mar.
MARED f Welsh
Welsh form of MARGARET.
MAREIKE f Frisian, German
Frisian and German diminutive of MARIA.
MAREN f Danish, Norwegian
Danish form of MARINA.
MARET f Estonian
Estonian form of MARGARET.
MARFA f Russian
Russian form of MARTHA.
MARGAID f Manx
Manx form of MARGARET.
MARGALIT f Hebrew
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).
MARGANITA f Hebrew
From the name of a type of flowering plant common in Israel, called the scarlet pimpernel in English.
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
Alternate transcription of Armenian Մարգարիտ (see 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, Latvian, Greek, 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.
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).
MARI (1) f Welsh, Breton, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Welsh, Breton, Estonian and Finnish form of MARIA, as well as a Hungarian diminutive of MÁRIA. It is also a Scandinavian form of MARIE.
MARI (2) f Japanese
From Japanese (ma) meaning "real, genuine" combined with (ri) meaning "reason, logic" or (ri) meaning "village". Many other combinations of kanji characters can form this name.
MARI (3) f Mythology
Possibly from Basque emari "donation" or amari "mother". This was the name of a goddess of the weather and fertility in Basque mythology.
MÁRIA f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of MARIA.
MARÍA f & m Spanish, Galician, Icelandic
Spanish, Galician and Icelandic form of MARIA. It is occasionally used as a masculine middle name (or the second part of a double name) in Spanish-speaking regions.
MARIA f & m Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Occitan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese, Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Polish, Romanian, English, Finnish, Corsican, Sardinian, Basque, Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Biblical Greek, Biblical Latin, Old Church Slavic
Latin form of Greek Μαρια, from Hebrew מִרְיָם (see MARY). Maria is the usual form of the name in many European languages, as well as a secondary form in other languages such as English (where the common spelling is Mary). In some countries, for example Germany, Poland and Italy, Maria is occasionally used as a masculine middle name.... [more]
MARIABELLA f English (Rare)
Combination of MARIA and BELLA.
MARIA CHIARA f Italian
Combination of MARIA and CHIARA.
MARÍA DEL CARMEN f Spanish
Means "MARÍA of CARMEN" in Spanish.
MARÍA FERNANDA f Spanish
Combination of MARÍA and FERNANDA.
MARIA GRAZIA f Italian
Combination of MARIA and GRAZIA.