Names Starting with M

gender
usage
Mercè f Catalan
Catalan form of Mercedes.
Mercedes f Spanish
Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity".
Mercédesz f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Mercedes.
Merche f Spanish
Diminutive of Mercedes.
Mercia f English (Rare)
Latinate form of Mercy. This was also the name of an old Anglo-Saxon kingdom, though it has a different origin.
Mercurio m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Mercury.
Mercury m Roman Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Latin Mercurius, probably derived from Latin mercari "to trade" or merces "wages". This was the name of the Roman god of trade, merchants, and travellers, later equated with the Greek god Hermes. This is also the name of the first planet in the solar system and a metallic chemical element, both named for the god.
Mercy f English
From the English word mercy, ultimately from Latin merces "wages, reward", a derivative of merx "goods, wares". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
Merdan m Turkmen
From Persian مردانه (mardaneh) meaning "manly, masculine".
Mere f Maori, Fijian
Maori and Fijian form of Mary.
Meredith m & f Welsh, English
From the Welsh name Maredudd or Meredydd, from Old Welsh forms such as Margetud, possibly from mawredd "greatness, magnificence" combined with iudd "lord". The Welsh forms of this name were well used through the Middle Ages. Since the mid-1920s it has been used more often for girls than for boys in English-speaking countries, though it is still a masculine name in Wales. A famous bearer of this name as surname was the English novelist and poet George Meredith (1828-1909).
Meredydd m Welsh
Welsh form of Meredith.
Merel f Dutch
Means "blackbird" in Dutch.
Mererid f Welsh
Means "pearl, gem" in Welsh, derived from Latin margarita.
Meresankh f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian mrs-ꜥnḫ meaning "she loves life". This name was borne by several Egyptian royals during the 4th-dynasty period.
Merete f Danish, Norwegian
Danish variant form of Margaret.
Merfyn m Welsh
From an Old Welsh name (recorded variously as Mermin, Merhin or Merwin), of uncertain meaning. It is possibly from mer "bone marrow" or mor "sea" with the second element possibly mynawg "eminent, noble", mynnu "wish, desire" or myn "young goat, kid". This was the name of a 9th-century king of Gwynedd, Merfyn Frych.
Mergen m Turkmen
Means "sharp-eyed" in Turkmen.
Meri 1 f Finnish
Means "sea" in Finnish.
Meri 2 f Georgian, Armenian
Georgian and Armenian form of the English name Mary.
Merida f Popular Culture
The name of the main character in the Disney/Pixar movie Brave (2012) about a medieval Scottish princess. The meaning of her name is unexplained, though it could be based on the Spanish city of Mérida, derived from Latin Emerita Augusta meaning "veterans of Augustus", so named because it was founded by the emperor Augustus as a colony for his veterans.
Meriem f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic مريم (see Maryam) chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Merike f Estonian
From Estonian meri "sea" with a diminutive suffix.
Merilyn f English
Variant of Marilyn.
Merit 1 m English (Rare)
Either a variant of Merritt or else simply from the English word merit, ultimately from Latin meritus "deserving".
Merit 2 f Estonian, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Maret (Estonian) or Marit (Swedish).
Merita f Esperanto
Means "meritorious, worthy" in Esperanto.
Meritites f Ancient Egyptian
From Egyptian mryt-jts meaning "loved by her father". This name was borne by several Egyptian royals, including a wife and a daughter of the pharaoh Khufu.
Meritxell f Catalan
From the name of a village in Andorra where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The name of the village may derive from Latin meridies meaning "midday".
Meriwether m English (Rare)
From a surname meaning "happy weather" in Middle English, originally belonging to a cheery person. A notable bearer of the name was Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), who, with William Clark, explored the west of North America.
Merja f Finnish
Possibly from the name of an ancient Finnish tribe.
Merjem f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Miriam (see Mary).
Merjema f Bosnian
Bosnian variant form of Miriam (see Mary).
Merle f & m English, Estonian
Variant of Merrill or Muriel. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula). This name is also common in Estonia, though a connection to the English-language name is uncertain.
Merletta f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Merle.
Merlin m Arthurian Romance, English
Form of the Welsh name Myrddin used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th-century chronicle. Writing in Latin, he likely chose the form Merlinus over Merdinus in order to prevent associations with French merde "excrement".... [more]
Merlyn m & f English
Variant of Merlin, sometimes used as a feminine form. It has perhaps been influenced by the Welsh word merlyn meaning "pony".
Mermin m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Merfyn.
Merob f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Merab 1 used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Merope f Greek Mythology
From Greek μέρος (meros) meaning "share, part" and ὄψ (ops) meaning "face, eye". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology, including the seventh of the Pleiades and the foster mother of Oedipus.
Merrick m English (Modern)
From a Welsh surname that was originally derived from the given name Meurig.
Merrill m English
From an English surname that was derived either from the given name Muriel or from place names meaning "pleasant hill".
Merritt m English
From an English surname, originally from a place name, which meant "boundary gate" in Old English.
Merry 1 f English
From the English word merry, ultimately from Old English myrige. This name appears in Charles Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), where it is a diminutive of Mercy.
Merry 2 m Literature
The name of a hobbit in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings (1954). His full given name is Meriadoc; Merry is a semi-translation into English of his true hobbit-language name Kali meaning "jolly, merry" (in full Kalimac).
Merryn f Cornish
Meaning unknown. This was the name of an early Cornish (male) saint.
Mert m Turkish
Means "manly, brave" in Turkish, from Persian مرد (mard) meaning "man".
Merten m German (Rare)
Medieval Low German variant of Martin.
Merton m English
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "town on a lake" in Old English.
Merv m English
Short form of Mervyn.
Merve f Turkish
Turkish form of Marwa.
Mervi f Finnish
From the name of a Finnish village (now a part of the municipality of Hattula).
Mervin m English
Variant of Mervyn or Marvin.
Mervyn m Welsh, English
Welsh variant of Merfyn, as well as the usual Anglicized form.
Meryem f Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of Miriam (see Mary).
Meryl f English
Variant of Muriel. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
Meshach m Biblical
Possibly means "who is what Aku is?" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament this is the Babylonian name of Mishael, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God.
Meshulam m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Meshullam.
Meshullam m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
Messiah m Theology, English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "saviour", ultimately from Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach) meaning "anointed". The word appears in the Old Testament 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.
Mesud m Ottoman Turkish
Older Turkish form of Mas'ud. This was the name of several Seljuq sultans of Rûm.
Mesut m Turkish
Turkish form of Mas'ud.
Meta f German, Danish, Swedish, Slovene
German, Scandinavian and Slovene short form of Margaret.
Mete m Turkish
Turkish form of Modu.
Metehan m Turkish
Combination of Mete and Turkish han meaning "khan, ruler, leader", referring to the 3rd-century BC Xiongnu ruler Modu Chanyu.
Methoataske f Indigenous American, Shawnee
Means "turtle laying its eggs" in Shawnee.
Methodius m Late Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Μεθόδιος (Methodios), derived from Greek μέθοδος (methodos) meaning "pursuit" or "method", ultimately from μετά (meta) meaning "with" and ὁδός (hodos) meaning "road". Saint Methodius was a Greek missionary to the Slavs who developed the Cyrillic alphabet (with his brother Cyril) in order to translate the Bible into Slavic.
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.
Meti f Eastern African, Oromo
Means "umbrella" in Oromo.
Metin m Turkish
Means "strong" in Turkish.
Metis f Greek Mythology
Means "wisdom, skill, cunning" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was a Titan. Because it was prophesized that her children would be wiser than Zeus, he swallowed her after he had impregnated her. However, their daughter Athena eventually burst from his head fully grown.
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.
Metrodora f Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μήτηρ (meter) meaning "mother" (genitive μητρός) and δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift". This was the name of a 4th-century saint and martyr who was killed with her sisters Menodora and Nymphodora.
Metrophanes m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek μήτηρ (meter) meaning "mother" (genitive μητρός) and φανής (phanes) meaning "appearing". Saint Metrophanes was the first bishop of Byzantium (4th century).
Mette f Danish, Norwegian
Danish diminutive of Margaret.
Metztli f & m Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "moon" in Nahuatl. This was the name of the Aztec god (or goddess) of the moon.
Meuric m Welsh
Variant of Meurig.
Meurig m Welsh
From Old Welsh Mouric, possibly a Welsh form of the Latin name Mauritius (see Maurice). This was the name of a few early Welsh kings (such as the 5th-century Meurig ap Tewdrig).
Meyer m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֵאִיר (see Meir). It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
Mhairi f Scottish
Anglicized form of a Mhàiri, the vocative case of Màiri.
Mía f Spanish
Spanish form of Mia, also coinciding with the Spanish word mía meaning "mine".
Mia f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Italian, Slovene, Croatian, English
Diminutive of Maria. It coincides with the Italian word mia meaning "mine".... [more]
Mica f English
Short form of Michaela.
Micael m Swedish, Portuguese
Swedish and Portuguese variant 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. This is also the name of a separate person in the Book of Judges, the keeper of an idol. 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 in a variety of Hebrew spellings, belonging to both males and females. It is the full name of Micah, both the prophet and the man from the Book of Judges. As a feminine name it belongs to the mother of King Abijah (at 2 Chronicles 13:2), though her name is listed as Maacah in other passages.
Micajah m & f Biblical
Variant of Micaiah.
Micha 1 m Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, German, Dutch
Form of Micah used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament (when referring to the man from the Book of Judges). It is also the German and Dutch form.
Micha 2 m & f German, Dutch
Short form of Michael or Michaela.
Michaeas m Biblical Latin
Latin form of Micaiah, also used in the Vulgate to denote the prophet Micah.
Michaël m Dutch, French
Dutch and French form of Michael.
Michael m English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, 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]
Michaiah m & f Biblical
Form of Micaiah in some versions of the Old Testament.
Michaias m Biblical Greek
Greek form of Micaiah. It is also used in the Greek Old Testament when referring to the prophet Micah.
Michail m Greek, Russian
Modern Greek transcription of Michael. It is also an alternate transcription of Russian Михаил (see Mikhail).
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 this is the name of 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.
Michala f Czech
Czech feminine form of Michal 1.
Michalina f Polish
Polish feminine form of Michael.
Michalis m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Michael.
Mícheál m Irish
Irish form of Michael.
Mìcheal m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Michael.
Micheal m English
Variant of Michael.
Mìcheil m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic variant of Mìcheal.
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.
Michela f Italian
Italian feminine form of Michael.
Michelangelo m Italian
Combination of Michael and Angelo, referring to the archangel Michael. The Renaissance painter and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti, from Florence, was the man who created such great works of art as the statue of David and the mural on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. This name was also borne by the Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.
Michèle f French
French feminine form of Michel.
Michele 1 m Italian
Italian form of Michael.
Michelina f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Michele 1.
Micheline f French
French feminine diminutive of Michel.
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. A famous bearer is the former American first lady Michelle Obama (1964-).
Michi 1 m & f Japanese
From Japanese (michi) meaning "path". Other kanji can also form this name.
Michi 2 m & f German
German diminutive of Michael or Michaela.
Michiel m Dutch
Dutch form of Michael.
Michiko f Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful", (chi) meaning "wisdom, intellect" and (ko) meaning "child". This name can also be comprised of other combinations of kanji.
Michol f Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of Michal 2.
Miĉjo m Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of Michael.
Mick m English, Dutch
Short form of Michael. This name has become a slang term for an Irishman.
Mickaël m French
French variant form of Michael.
Mickey m & f English
Diminutive or feminine form of Michael. This was the name that Walt Disney gave to Ub Iwerks' cartoon character Mickey Mouse, who was originally named Mortimer Mouse. Another famous bearer was the American baseball player Mickey Mantle (1931-1995).
Micky m English
Diminutive of Michael.
Micol f Italian
Italian variant form of Michal 2 (the Italian biblical form being Mikal). This is the name of the heroine in Giorgio Bassani's novel The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1962).
Mictlantecuhtli m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "lord of Mictlan" in Nahuatl. In Aztec mythology he was the skeletal ruler of Mictlan, the realm of the dead, with his wife Mictecacihuatl.
Midas m Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek myth Midas was a king of Phrygia in Asia Minor. He was granted a wish by the god Dionysos — that everything he touch be turned to gold.
Midha f Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
Midhat m Arabic
Means "praise, eulogy" in Arabic.
Midori f Japanese
From Japanese (midori) meaning "green", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations that have the same pronunciation.
Mie f Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian diminutive of Marie.
Mieczysław m Polish
Derived from the Slavic element mechi "sword" combined with slava "glory".
Mieczysława f Polish
Feminine form of Mieczysław.
Mieke f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Maria.
Miela f Esperanto
Means "sweet" in Esperanto, derived from mielo "honey", ultimately from Latin mel.
Mielikki f Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish mieli meaning "mind, mood". This was the name of a Finnish goddess of forests and hunting. By some accounts she is the wife of the god Tapio.
Mien f Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of Wilhelmina.
Miep f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Maria.
Miervaldis m Latvian
Latvian name derived from the Baltic elements mier "peace" and vald "rule".
Mies f & m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Maria or Bartholomeus.
Mieszko m Polish
Diminutive of Mieczysław. This was the name of two rulers of Poland, including Mieszko I who converted the country to Christianity.
Miglė f Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian migla meaning "mist".
Mignon f Literature
Means "cute, darling" in French. This is the name of a character in Ambroise Thomas's opera Mignon (1866), which was based on a novel by Goethe.
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.
Miguel Ángel m Spanish
Spanish cognate of Michelangelo.
Mi-Gyeong f Korean
From Sino-Korean (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (gyeong) meaning "capital city" or (gyeong) meaning "scenery, view". Other hanja combinations are possible.
Miha m Slovene
Short form of Mihael.
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 an alternate transcription of Greek Μιχαήλ (see Michail).
Mihailo m Serbian
Serbian form of Michael.
Mihails m Latvian
Latvian form of Michael.
Mihăiță m Romanian
Romanian diminutive of Michael.
Mihajlo m Serbian
Serbian form of Michael.
Mihalis m Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Μιχάλης (see Michalis).
Mihály m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Michael.
Mihammad m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic محمّد (see Muhammad).
Mihangel m Welsh (Rare)
Welsh name of the archangel Michael, formed from a contraction of Michael and angel.
Mihemed m Kurdish
Kurdish form of Muhammad.
Mihkel m Estonian
Estonian form of Michael.
Mihkkal m Sami
Northern Sami form of Michael.
Miho 1 m Croatian
Short form of Mihael or Mihovil.
Miho 2 f Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ho) meaning "grain" or (ho) meaning "protect, maintain". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Mihovil m Croatian
Croatian form of Michael.
Miia f Finnish
Finnish form of Mia.
Miigwan f & m Indigenous American, Ojibwe
Means "feather" in Ojibwe.
Miina f Finnish
Short form of Vilhelmiina.
Mija f Slovene
Short form of Marija.
Mijo m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of Milan or Mihovil.
Mika 1 m Finnish
Finnish short form of Mikael.
Mika 2 f Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "increase". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Mikael m Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Breton
Scandinavian, Finnish and Breton form of Michael.
Mikaela f Swedish, Finnish
Feminine form of Michael.
Mikaere m Maori
Maori form of Michael.
Mikail m Turkish
Turkish form of Michael.
Mikala m Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Michael.
Mikalai m Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Belarusian Мікалай (see Mikalay).
Mikalay m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Nicholas.
Mikayel m Armenian
Armenian form of Michael.
Mike m English
Short 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.
Mikey m English
Diminutive of Michael.
Mikha'el m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Michael.
Mikhael m Hebrew, Biblical Greek
Modern Hebrew form of Michael, as well as an alternate Greek transcription.
Mikhah m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Micah.
Mikha'il m Arabic
Arabic form of Michael.
Mikhail m Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian and Belarusian form of Michael, and an alternate transcription of Bulgarian Михаил (see 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-).
Mikhaila f English (Rare)
Variant of Michaela, possibly influenced by the spelling of Mikhail.
Mikhailo m Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Михайло (see Mykhailo).
Mikhailu m Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Michael.
Mikhal f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Michal 2.
Mikhayahu m & f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Micaiah.
Mikheil m Georgian
Georgian form of Michael.
Miki f Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" and (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Mikiel m Maltese
Maltese 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".
Mikkeline f Danish
Danish feminine form of Mikkel.
Mikki f English
Strictly feminine variant of Mickey.
Mikkjal m Faroese
Faroese form of Michael.
Mikko m Finnish
Finnish form of Michael.
Miklavž m Slovene
Slovene form of Nicholas.
Miklós m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Nicholas.
Miko m Finnish
Variant of Mikko.
Mikołaj m Polish
Polish form of Nicholas.
Mikoláš m Czech
Czech variant 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.
Miku f Japanese
From Japanese (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ku) meaning "sky" or (ku) meaning "long time". It can also come from a nanori reading of 未来 (mirai) meaning "future". Other kanji combinations are possible as well.
Mikula m Czech (Rare)
Czech form of Nicholas.
Mikuláš m Slovak, Czech
Slovak and Czech form of Nicholas.
Mi-Kyung f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 미경 (see Mi-Gyeong).
Mila f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Milada f Czech, Slovak
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear". It has become associated with Czech/Slovak mladý "young".
Milagros f Spanish
Means "miracles" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Milagros, which means "Our Lady of Miracles".
Milán m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Milan.
Milan m Czech, Slovak, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
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.
Milani f English (Modern)
From the name of the Italian city of Milan, as in the name of the American cosmetics company founded in 2002. It could also a variant of Melanie.
Milanka f Serbian, Croatian
Feminine form of Milan.
Milburga f History (Ecclesiastical)
Derived from the Old English elements milde "gentle" and burg "fortress". Saint Milburga, the sister of Saint Mildred, was a daughter of a 7th-century Mercian king. She was supposedly in possession of magical powers.
Milburn m English
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "mill stream" in Old English.
Milcah f Biblical
From the Hebrew name מִלְכָּה (Milkah), derived from מַלְכָּה (malkah) meaning "queen". This name appears in the Old Testament belonging to both the wife of Nahor and the daughter of Zelophehad.
Milda f Lithuanian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the Lithuanian goddess of love.
Mildburg f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Milburga.
Mildgyð f Anglo-Saxon
Old English name derived from the elements milde "gentle" and gyð "battle". This was the name of a 7th-century saint, the sister of Saint Mildred.
Mildred f English
From the Old English name Mildþryð meaning "gentle strength", derived from the elements milde "gentle" and þryð "strength". Saint Mildred was a 7th-century abbess, the daughter of the Kentish princess Saint Ermenburga. After the Norman Conquest this name became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
Mildþryð f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of Mildred.
Mile m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Milen m Bulgarian
Variant of Milan.
Miléna f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Milena.
Milena f Bulgarian, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, 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.
Milenko m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian diminutive of Milan.
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".... [more]
Mileva f Serbian, Macedonian
Originally a diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Miley f English (Modern)
In the case of actress and singer Miley Cyrus (1992-), it is a shortened form of the nickname Smiley, given to her by her father because she often smiled. Although it was not at all common before she brought it to public attention, there are some examples of its use before her time, most likely as a diminutive of Miles.
Milford m English
From an English surname that was originally derived from various place names all meaning "ford by a mill" in Old English.
Milian m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian short form of Maximilian.
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.
Militsa f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of Milica.
Milivoj m Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements milu "gracious" and voji "soldier".
Milja f Finnish
Short form of Emilia.
Miljana f Serbian
Feminine form of Milan.
Miljenko m Croatian
Croatian diminutive of Milan.
Milka 1 f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Milka 2 f Finnish, Polish
Finnish and Polish diminutive of Emilia.
Milkah f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Milcah.
Milko m Bulgarian
Diminutive of Slavic names containing the element milu "gracious, dear".
Milla f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Short form of Camilla and other names that end in milla.
Millaray f Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "golden flower" in Mapuche, from milla "gold" and rayen "flower".
Millard m English
From an occupational English surname meaning "guardian of the mill" in Old English.
Mille f & m Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Danish and Norwegian short form of Emilie (feminine) and Swedish short form of Emil (masculine).
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.
Millie f English
Diminutive of Mildred, Millicent and other names containing the same sound.
Milly f Swedish, Norwegian, English
Diminutive of Emilie, Mildred and other names containing the same sound.
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.
Milodrag m Medieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of Miodrag.
Miłogost m Polish (Rare)
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and gosti meaning "guest".
Milogost m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Miłogost.
Miloje m Serbian
From the Slavic element milu meaning "gracious, dear", originally a diminutive of names that began with that element.
Milojica m Serbian
Diminutive of Miloje.
Milomir m Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements milu meaning "gracious, dear" and miru meaning "peace" or "world".
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.
Milosh m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Miloš.
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.
Milou f Dutch
Short form of Marie-Louise. This is the name of a (male) dog in the French-language Belgian comic series The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, first appearing in 1929. He is named Snowy in the English version and Bobbie in the Dutch version.