Submitted Names Starting with M

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MAfEnglish (American)
Short form of names that start with Ma such as Mara and Macy.
MAfChinese
From Chinese 馬 (mǎ) meaning "horse". Other Han characters are possible.
f & mPortuguese
Diminutive of Maria, Mariana, and Mario.
MAAfMongolian
Means "mother" in Mongolian.
MAAm & fFinnish
Means "country, land, earth, ground, soil, suit" in Finnish.
MAAfJapanese
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.
MAAAfJapanese
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).
MAACHIfJapanese
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]
MAADAImBiblical
Meaning, "pleasant; testifying."
MAADYR-OOLmTuvan
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?
MAAJAfEstonian
Estonian form of Maia.
MAAKOfJapanese
From Japanese 愛 (ma) meaning "love, affection", 有 (a) meaning "exist" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MAALIAfGreenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Mâlia.
MAALIAANNAfGreenlandic
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.
MAANmArabic
A historic name of a leader in old Arabian Peninsula. it means the cloud heavy with water.
MAANm & fFinnish
Finnish name meaning "earth".
MAANOOQmGreenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Mânôĸ.
MAANUSmEstonian
Estonian form of Magnus.
MAANUSImGreenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Mânuse.
MAANYAfIndian
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.
MAARAfEstonian
Estonian feminine name, either a dimutive of Dagmar or Tamaara, or a form of Mara.
MAARAQfGreenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Mâraĸ.
MAAREfEstonian
Variant of Mare.
MAARETfFinnish
Finnish variant of Maret.
MAARIfFinnish
Variant of Maaria.
MAARIFATUDDINfArabic
Means "knowledge of the faith", meaning "knowledge of Islam".
MAARITSIfGreenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Mâritse.
MAARIUSmEstonian
Estonian form of Marius.
MAARIYAfYakut
Yakut form of Mariya.
MAARJmIndian
Variant of Marj.
MÄÄʹRJAŽfSami (Skolt)
Skolt Sami form of Marja.
MAASAfJapanese
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.
MAASEIAHmBiblical
Means "work of Yahweh" in Hebrew. This name appears on many characters in the Old Testament.
MAASIAImBiblical
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]
MÄÄTTAŽfSami (Skolt)
Skolt Sami form of Matrona.
MAAYAfJapanese
Means "curious", "annoying", "stubborn", "lost", "bewildered" and "kind"
MAAYUfJapanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine", 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 由 (yuu) meaning "cause, reason". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MAAZIAHmBiblical
Meaning, "consolation of Jehovah."
MABfLiterature
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.
MÁBELfHungarian
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.
MABLIfWelsh
Welsh form of Mabel. It was coined circa 1900.
MABLUNGmLiterature
Mablung is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.... [more]
MABRYfEnglish
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]
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".
MACmEnglish
Variant of Mack (1).
MACAIREmFrench
French masculine form of Macarius.
MACARÉEmFrench
French form of Macareus.
MACAREOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Macareus.
MACAREUmPortuguese
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.
MACARTHURmAmerican
Transferred use of the surname Macarthur.... [more]
MACAULAYmEnglish
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.
MACAULEYmEnglish
Transferred use of the surname Macauley.
MACAWIfSioux
Means "coyote" in Lakota.
MACCABEAfItalian
Feminine form of Maccabeo.
MACCABEEmAncient Aramaic (Anglicized), Mormon
The name of an ancient Jewish warrior, Judah Maccabee, meaning "the hammer". ... [more]
MACCIOmItalian
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.
MACDHAmIrish
Means "virile" or "manly" in Gaelic.
MACDONALDmScottish
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".
MACEDONImCatalan
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.
MACHfKhmer
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".
MACHAfFrench
French transcription of Masha, from Russian Маша.
MACHAImVarious
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]
MACHBANAImBiblical
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
MACHIfJapanese
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]
MACHImBiblical
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.
MACHIKOfJapanese
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".
MACIÀmCatalan
Catalan form of Matthias.
MƏCIDmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Majid.
MAĆIJmSorbian
Sorbian form of Mathias.... [more]
MACINTOSHmEnglish
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.
MACKLINmCeltic
* 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]
MACLAINAfRomansh
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.
MACRINmFrench
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.
MACRINEfFrench
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]
MACROBEmFrench
French form of Macrobius.
MACROBImCatalan
Catalan form of Macrobius.
MACRÓBIOmPortuguese
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.
MACROYmEnglish
Likely transferred from the Scottish surname, meaning "son of Roy".
MADfEnglish
short form of Madeline or Madison
MADAfCroatian
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."
MADALEEfAmerican
An invented name, a combination of Madeleine and Lee.
MADALENfBasque, Breton
One of the Basque and Breton forms 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."
MADALINAfVarious
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."
MADAMAfJapanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, reality" combined with 玉 (dama) meaning "ball". Other kanji combinations are possible.
MADANmIndian
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)
MADDALOmLiterature
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.
MADDEfSwedish
Swedish diminutive of Madeleine.
MADDENm & fIrish
Transferred use of the surname Madden.
MADDIfEnglish
Variant of Maddy.
MADDÝfIcelandic
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.
MADEEHAfPakistani
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 form of Madeleine.
MADELENAfMedieval Portuguese, Medieval Spanish
Medieval Portuguese and medieval Spanish variant of Magdalena.
MADELENEfSwedish
Scandinavian form of Madeline.
MADELGARmAncient Germanic
Variant spelling of Madalgar.
MADELGARDfAncient Germanic, Dutch, History
Variant spelling of Madalgard. Madelgard was the name of one of Charlemagne's concubines.
MADELHEIDfGerman
German form of Madalhaid.
MADELIESfDutch (Rare)
Possibly a blend of Madelief and Lies.
MADELRICmAncient Germanic
Variant spelling of Madalric.
MÁĐENmSami
Sami form of Matti.
MADENNfBreton
Breton form of Madeleine.
MADERICmAncient Germanic
Variant spelling of Matharic.
MÁDESmSami
Sami form of Mattes.
MADHURANATHmIndian
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]
MADIEfEnglish
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
Bulgarian, Croatian and German variant of Madeleine as well as a medieval German contracted form of Magdalena.
MADLÉNAfHungarian
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.
MADLENKAfSorbian
Sorbian diminutive of Madlena.
MADLINEfGerman (East Prussian)
East Prussian German form of Madeleine.
MADOKAf & mJapanese
This name can be used as 円 (en, maru(.i), mado(.ka), maro.yaka) meaning "round, tranquil." It, along with 窓 (sou, su, (ten)mado, kemudashi) meaning "window" or 真 (shin, ma(-), makoto, mana, mado) meaning "real, true," can be combined with 香 (kou, kyou, ka, kao.ri/u) meaning "incense, smell, perfume," 花 or 華 (ka, ke, hana), both meaning "flower," or 佳 (ka) meaning "beautiful, good, excellent​."... [more]
MADOLYNfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Variant form of Madeline via Madoline. A known bearer of this name is the American actress Madolyn Smith (b. 1957).
MADONAfJapanese
From Japanese 円 (mado) meaning "circle, yen, round" or 窓 (mado) meaning "window, pane" combined with 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" or 凪 (na) meaning "calm". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
MADONNAfJapanese
From Japanese 聖 (mado) meaning "holy, sacred" or 美 (ma) meaning "beautiful", 女 (do) meaning "female, woman, wife" combined with 母 (na) meaning "mother" or 娘 (na) meaning "daughter". Other kanji combinations are possible... [more]
MADORAfEnglish, Greek
Greek name meaning ruler, also a combination of the suffix -ma meaning my in Italian and the name Dora.