Mahmoud

Origin: Arabic محمود (Arabic) Mahmoud Meaning: a variant transcription of Mahmud meaning “praiseworthy”, from Arabic hamid meaning “to praise”. Mahmuda is a very rare feminine form of the name. Variants: Mahmud, Mahmood; Mahmut (Turkish); Mehmud Advertisements

Melyonen

Origin: Cornish Meaning: from a Cornish word meaning “violet”, referring to the flower. Pronounced mel-YON-en.  

Manuel

Origin: Spanish, Portuguese, German Meaning: the Spanish, Portuguese and German form of Emmanuel meaning “God is with us”. Manuela is the feminine form of the name. Manny is a common nickname in English; Manolo and Manu are the Spanish diminutives of the name while Nelinho is the Portuguese diminutive. Manu is also the short form…

Monica

Origin: Unknown Meaning: though the name is of unknown meaning, believed to have North African or Phoenician origins, it has been associated with Latin moneo meaning “advisor” and Greek monos meaning “one”. Variants: Monique (French); Mònica (Catalan); Mónica (Spanish); Mônica (Portuguese); Monika (Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish). Mona has been used…

Madigan

Origin: Irish Meaning: Anglicized form of Irish surname Ó Madaidhín meaning “descendant of Madaihín”, the latter meaning “dog, mastiff” from Irish madadh. Variants: Madden

Marwan

Origin: Arabic مروان‎‎ (Arabic) Meaning: from what I could find, it supposedly means “solid stone” Variants: Maruan, Marouane, Merouane, Merwan, Mervan

Mattia

Origin: Italian Meaning: the Italian form of Matthias meaning “gift of Yahweh”. Mattea is the feminine Italian form of the name. Variants: Matteo is the Italian form of Matthew, another form of Matthias.

Moran

Origin: Hebrew, Irish, Spanish מוֹרָן (Hebrew) Meaning: a unisex Hebrew name meaning “viburnum shrub”. It’s also an Anglicized form of Irish surnames O’Morain and O’Moghrain meaning “descendant of Móran”, Móran being a diminutive of Mór meaning “large” or “great”. Moran is also a Spanish surname, a habitational surname denoting those who came from a town…

Michaela

Origin: English Meaning: feminine form of Michael which means “who is like God?” Variants: Mikaela, Makayla, McKayla, Mikayla

Merlin

Origin: Welsh, English Meaning: from Welsh Myrddin meaning “sea fortress”. Meaning: Merlin is a key figure in the King Arthur romance, a sorcerer who is Arthur’s closest adviser and ally. The name was Latinized into Merlinus by Geoffrey of Monmouth because its regular form, Merdinus, was similar to the Anglo-Norman word merde that meant excrement. Myrrdin Wyllt…

Malina

Origin: Scottish, Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Greek, Inuit Meaning: a diminutive of Scottish Malcolmina, the feminine form of Malcolm meaning “disciple of Saint Columba”. Malina is also a Slavic name meaning “raspberry”. Mălina is also a Romanian name, deriving from the Romanian word mălin meaning “bird cherry tree”. It could also be an…

Megaera

Origin: Greek Μεγαιρα (Megaira) Meaning: a Latinized form of Greek Megaira which is derived from megairo meaning “to grudge” or meaning “the jealous one”. In Greek mythology, Megaera is one of the Furies (Tisiphone and Alecto are the other two), who avenge crimes against the natural order such as murder, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods…

Massima

Origin: Italian Meaning: feminine form of Massimo, the Italian form of Maximus meaning “greatest”. A massima is also a musical note (also known as a maxima, a duplex longa or a larga) though it seems to be largely obsolete.

Maddalena

Origin: Italian Meaning: the Italian form of Magdalene meaning “of Magdala”. It could also be derived from Hebrew migdal meaning “tower” from a root meaning “high”. Variants: Madeline, Madalena, Madalina, Madelina, Madeline, Madelyn, Magdalene, Magdalena, Magdalen, Madelon, Magda

Mika

Origin: Finnish, Japanese 美香 (Japanese) “beautiful fragrance” 美加 (Japanese) “beautiful increase” Meaning: a masculine Finnish name, a short form of Mikael, from Michael meaning “who is like God?” Mika is also a Japanese feminine name meaning “beautiful fragrance/increase” from Japanese mi 美 (beautiful) combined with ka 香 (fragrance) or ka 加 (increase). There may be other meanings depending on different…

Makeda

Origin: Ethiopic, Hebrew Meaning: This is a name that has quite a few possible meanings but nothing quite concrete. It’s the Ethiopian name given to the Queen of Sheba which might mean “greatness”, “beautiful”, or derived from the Semitic word for “queen”. It could also come from a Biblical Canaanite town called Makkedah which means…

Medora

Origin: English Meaning: invented by Lord Byron for his poem The Corsair (1814). He may have based it on Greek Metradora meaning “mother’s gift”.

May

Origin: English Meaning: the month of May got its name from the Greek and Roman goddess Maia. In Greek, it means “mother” from an honorific used to address older women. It also means “midwife”. Maia also means “great” in Latin, the Roman Maia coming from a different etymology as opposed to its Greek counterpart. May is…

Montgomery

Origin: English Meaning: from an English surname meanng “Gumarich’s mountain” in Norman-French. Gumarich comes from German elements guma (man) and ric (power, rule). Variants: Monty and Monte are short forms of the name. Montgomery Montgomery becomes the guardian of the Baudelaires in the 2nd book (The Reptile Room), though he usually went by Monty.

Melia

Origin: Greek, English, Gaelic, Georgian Μελια (Greek) Meaning: a derivative of meli meaning “honey” as well as being the word for “ash tree”. It could also be a diminutive of Amelia, a variant of Amalia from Germanic element amal meaning “work, labor”. I’ve also seen Melia listed as a surname of Gaelic origins, from O’Maille/O’Maele, referring to male descendants…