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First Name Directory - Starting with M




This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.


Mabel
Mabel is a feminine given name.
Machi
Machi is both a surname and a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Madeleine
Madeleine is a feminine given name. It is a form of Magdalene, well-known because of Saint Mary Magdalene. In the United States, this name often appears under the spelling Madeline.
Madeline
Madeline is a feminine given name.
Madlen
Madlena
Madonna
Madonna is a feminine given name.
Mady
Mady is a predominantly feminine given name which belongs to originally in particular the English and French-speaking countries. He is a diminutive of names that begin with mad often. Other forms of the name are Maddy and Maddie.
Magda
Magdalena
Magdalena is the original version of the name Magdalene (the surname of Mary Magdalene), and is used in Czech, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovak, Georgian, Slovene among other languages.
Magdalene
Maggi
Maggi (in Germany and Austria [ˈmagi] in the Switzerland and Italy [ˈmadʒi]) is a Swiss company named after its founder Julius Maggi food industry, especially for instant soups, bouillon cube, liquid and spices, sauces and ready meals.
Maggie
Maggie is a feminine given name.
Maida
Maija
Maija is a feminine given name.
Maika
Maike (also: Meike) is the low German Frisian diminutive of Maria.
Maike
Maike (also: Meike) is the low German Frisian diminutive of Maria.
Maiko
Maiko is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Maja
Maja is a feminine given name.
Malgorzata
Małgorzata is a feminine given name. The name is the Polish version of the name Margaret.
Malika
Malika is a feminine given name.
Malin
Malina
Malina is a female given name.
Malwine
Arif is a feminine given name. He has become on the basis of the Ossian devotion to Goethe, Klopstock's and Herder's in Germany, today, it is however rarely elected.
Mandana
Mandana, also Mandane (stress on the first syllable) is a female given name of Iranian origin.
Mandy
Mandy is a female given name, very often also male given name of English origin.
Manja
Manya is a feminine given name and a family name.
Manon
Manon is a feminine given name, a diminutive of Marie. Notable people with the name include:
Manu
Manu is a feminine given name.
Manuela
Mao
Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), also known as "Chairman Mao", was the leader of the Communist Party of China from 1935 to 1976 and of the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 1976.
Mara
Marcela
Marcella is a female given name, which is more common especially in Italian. Marcella is the feminine form of the Roman Cognomens Marcellus, the even less clear origin.
Marcella
Marcella is an Italian given name, the feminine version of Marcello (Mark in English). Marcella means warlike, martial, and strong. It could also mean 'young warrior'. The origin of the name Marcella is Latin.
Marcellina
Marcellina is a feminine given name.
Marcia
Marcia, also Italian, Marzia, is a female given name. It goes back to the ancient Roman women's names for female members of the gens of the Marcier. The short form is Marci and a variation of Marciana.
Mareen
Devorah is a feminine given name.
Marei
Amaris is a feminine given name.
Mareike
Mareike is a feminine given name.
Mareile
Anders is a feminine given name. It is a diminutive to Marie, who is mainly in use in the North German and Frisian/Dutch language area.
Mareke
Maren
Maresa
Maret
Margaret
Margaret is a female first name, originally derived from Persian "Morvared" meaning Pearl and in Sanskrit मञ्जरी mañjarī meaning 'pearl' or 'cluster of blossoms.' Other spelling variations are French (Marguerite) and Latin (Margarita) from Greek Margarites.
Margareta
Margareta is a female given name mainly used by Romanians and Swedes and others. Margareta may refer to:
Margarete
Margarete is a feminine given name related to Margaret.
Margareth
Margaretha
Marguerite or Margaret is a feminine given name. Margaret "margarites" (μαργαρίτης) is derived from ancient Greek and means "Pearl". The name in the German-speaking world came via the Latin "margarita". In addition to the Greek, the word in a number of other languages also has the meaning of 'Pearl': Persian ("Parthi" = "Pearl"; more accurately: "Child of light", as in Persian mythology is created through the conversion of a Tautropfens the Pearl by the light of the Moon); Georgian ("The Pearl" = "Margali") and Sanskrit, mañjarī ("The Pearl", actually: "Flower wreath").


Margarethe
Marguerite or Margaret is a feminine given name. Margaret "margarites" (μαργαρίτης) is derived from ancient Greek and means "Pearl". The name in the German-speaking world came via the Latin "margarita". In addition to the Greek, the word in a number of other languages also has the meaning of 'Pearl': Persian ("Parthi" = "Pearl"; more accurately: "Child of light", as in Persian mythology is created through the conversion of a Tautropfens the Pearl by the light of the Moon); Georgian ("The Pearl" = "Margali") and Sanskrit, mañjarī ("The Pearl", actually: "Flower wreath").
Margarida
Margarida is a Portuguese female given name, which is a variant of the name Margaret, and which means "daisy flower" in Portuguese. It should not be mistaken for the Mexican alcoholic drink Margarita or the Italian Margherita pizza. The given name may refer to:
Margarita
Margarita is a Spanish name. The flower "Daisy" is called Margarita in Spanish. However, the true origin of this name is Roman. In Latin the word 'margarita' meant 'pearl'. It is also used in Greek, Bulgarian and Russian. It is a variant of the English name Margaret. Persons with this name include:
Margherita
Margherita is a feminine given name.
Margit
Marguerite or Margaret is a feminine given name. Margaret "margarites" (μαργαρίτης) is derived from ancient Greek and means "Pearl". The name in the German-speaking world came via the Latin "margarita". In addition to the Greek, the word in a number of other languages also has the meaning of 'Pearl': Persian ("Parthi" = "Pearl"; more accurately: "Child of light", as in Persian mythology is created through the conversion of a Tautropfens the Pearl by the light of the Moon); Georgian ("The Pearl" = "Margali") and Sanskrit, mañjarī ("The Pearl", actually: "Flower wreath").
Margitta
Margitta is a feminine given name.
Margot
Margot (/ˈmɑːrɡoʊ/; French: [maʁɡo]) is a French given name for a female, a short form of Marguerite. Persons named Margot include the following:
Margret
Margrete
Marguerite or Margaret is a feminine given name. Margaret "margarites" (μαργαρίτης) is derived from ancient Greek and means "Pearl". The name in the German-speaking world came via the Latin "margarita". In addition to the Greek, the word in a number of other languages also has the meaning of 'Pearl': Persian ("Parthi" = "Pearl"; more accurately: "Child of light", as in Persian mythology is created through the conversion of a Tautropfens the Pearl by the light of the Moon); Georgian ("The Pearl" = "Margali") and Sanskrit, mañjarī ("The Pearl", actually: "Flower wreath").
Margrit
Marguerite or Margaret is a feminine given name. Margaret "margarites" (μαργαρίτης) is derived from ancient Greek and means "Pearl". The name in the German-speaking world came via the Latin "margarita". In addition to the Greek, the word in a number of other languages also has the meaning of 'Pearl': Persian ("Parthi" = "Pearl"; more accurately: "Child of light", as in Persian mythology is created through the conversion of a Tautropfens the Pearl by the light of the Moon); Georgian ("The Pearl" = "Margali") and Sanskrit, mañjarī ("The Pearl", actually: "Flower wreath").
Marguerite
Marguerite is the French form of a female given name (English Margaret, Spanish Margarita) which derives from the Greek Μαργαρίτης meaning "pearl"). See also Margaret (name) and Peggy. Those with the name include:
Mari
Mari is a feminine given name in the Breton, Japanese, Estonian, Hungarian, Finnish, Welsh, Swedish and Norwegian languages. Also its a devotional, male, female given name in Tamil Nadu(India). It can be seen as a cognate of Mary in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian or Swedish.
Maria
Mariam
Maryam, Mariam, Meryem or Marjam, Arabic & #160; مريم, Aramaic & #160; & #160; ܡܪܝܡ, is the Aramaic and Amharic, Arabic variation of the female given name Miriam (cf. Maria). It is a very common name among Muslims. It goes back to the Virgin Mary, which is known in the New Testament as the Virgin Mary. Except Qur'anic literature in Islam she (Maryam al-ʿaḏrāʾ (al-batūl)) means: the Virgin Maryam.
Mariana
Mariana is a feminine given name.
Mariangela
Mariangela is an Italian female given name.
Mariann
Marianna
Marianna is a feminine given name.
Marianne
Marianne is a female name. It is the French version of the Greek Mariamne, which is a variant of Mary, ultimately from the Hebrew Miriam, Mirjam (Aramaic: Mariam) In late Greek Marianna was used.
Marie
Marie is the Czech and French form of Mary. It is also used to a certain degree in Danish, English, German, Norwegian, and Swedish as a borrowing from French. Like Mary, Marie is descended from Maria, the Latin form of the Greek Μαρία Maria, the name used for various characters in the New Testament, including Mary, mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Mary of Bethany, hence the popularity of the name among Christians. The name itself is the Greek translation of the Hebrew מִרְיָם Miriam, the name of Moses's sister in the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament. It is primarily used by women, though it is also used by men, usually hyphenated with another name, e.g. Jean-Marie (see below).
Mariela
Maria is a feminine given name. As additional, secondary name, it can be worn by men.
Mariele
Mariele is a feminine given name.
Mariella
Mariella is a feminine given name. Mariella is the Italian diminutive of the name Maria.
Marielle
Marielle is a French female name, a diminutive of Marie. Marielle may refer to:
Marietta
Marietta is a female given name. He is a born from the Italian diminutive of Maria.
Marija
Marija is a feminine given name, a variation of the name Maria, which was in turn a Latin form of the Greek names Μαριαμ, or Mariam, and Μαρια, or Maria, found in the New Testament. It is a name predominantly in Croatia, Lithuanian, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, among others. Depending on phonological rules concerning consecutive vowels or the use of the palatal approximant, “Mary” in these languages is Marija if consecutive vowels are disallowed and otherwise Maria. Marija is the most common female name in Croatia. The male equivalents are Marijan, Marijo, Mario.
Marijana
Marika
Marika is a female given name. It has its origin in the Hungarian and Greek Marikahutchin.
Mariko
Mariko (まりこ, マリコ,茉莉子,真理子,万里子,眞里子,万利子?) is a feminine Japanese given name.
Marilyn
Marilyn is a feminine given name.
Marin
Marina
Marine
Marine can be used as a first name, usually female.
Marion
Marisa
Marisa is a feminine given name. Like the given name Marissa, the name is derived from the Latin maris, meaning "of the sea". The name is also a Spanish or Italian contracted familiar nickname for Maria Isabel (Mary Elizabeth) or Maria Luisa (Mary Louise, 'Mary-Lou').
Mariska
Marisol
Marisol is a Spanish name, a shortened form of María de la Soledad ("Mary of [the] Solitude"), a title given to the Virgin Mary. Marisol may refer to:
Marit
Marit is a female name occurring in Sweden and Norway. It is a variant of the name Margaret. A similar variation exists with Maarit in Finnish.
Marita
Maritta
Maritza
Maritza is a feminine given name.
Marja
Marja is a female given name, a Finnish, Sámi and Dutch form of Mary. It also means "berry" in Finnish. In Finnish the normal form of Mary is Maria; the pronunciations of Maria [maria] and Marja [marja] are identical, if the /-ria/ is pronounced as diphthong in as usual in rapid speech: [maria̯]. As of December 2012, 53,000 people are registered with this name in Finland. In Finland, the nameday for Marja is the 15th of August.
Marjana
Marjo
Marjo is a popular female given name in Finland, originated as a variant of the name Marja. Its nameday is celebrated on 15 August. As of 2012, more than 12400 people in Finland have this name. It was most popular in the second half of the 20th century.
Marjorie
Marjorie or Marjory is a feminine given name.
Marla
Marla is a feminine given name.
Marleen
Marlen
Marlen is a feminine given name.
Marlene
Marlene is a German feminine given name. Pronounced Mahr-leen or Mar-lay-nuh. It is derived from Maria combined with Magdalene.
Marlies


Marlis
Marta
Marta is a female given name derived from the Hebrew (Judæo-Aramaic) name מַרְתָּא Martâ "The lady". It had the male form "Martinus" in Roman culture. It has been described as a cognate of Martha.
Martha
Marthe
Martina
Martina is a female name, a female form of Martin.
Martine
Martyna
Mary
Mary is a feminine given name, the English form of the name Maria, which was in turn a Latin form of the Greek names Μαριάμ, or Mariam, and Μαρία, or Maria, found in the New Testament. Both New Testament names were forms of the Hebrew name מִרְיָם or Miryam.
Maryam
Maryam or Mariam is the Arabic name (ܡܪܝܡ) of Mary the mother of Jesus and of Miriam, the sister of Moses. She is mentioned in the Greek translation of the Tanakh or Old Testament known as the Septuagint, in the original Greek text of the New Testament, and in the Qur'an. The name has the same form in Syriac, Georgian and Azerbaijani. The Hebrew variant of the name is Miriam, the Latin variant is Maria. This Latin form is the one that was adopted into all modern Western European languages following Christianization. The Turkish variant is spelled Meryem.
Maryse
Marzella
Marcella is a female given name, which is more common especially in Italian. Marcella is the feminine form of the Roman Cognomens Marcellus, the even less clear origin.
Marzena
Marzena is a Polish female given name probably originated as a diminutive of Małgorzata or Bill. A non Polish form of the name is Marion.
Mascha
Masha is a feminine given name.
Mateja
Mathilde
Matilda
Matilda (sometimes spelled Mathilda) is a female name, of Gothic derivation, derived from words corresponding to Old High German "mahta" (meaning "might, strength") and "hildr" (meaning "battle").
Matilde
Mathilde is a feminine given name. The name is the middle ages due to the reverence for Mathilde Saint (c. 895–968), wife of King Heinrich I of East Francia, spread. Through the Knight seal of the 18th and 19th century, the name was revived again. He had his best finish between 1890 and 2007 1900 with number 37 of the most common female given name in Germany. The name variants of Mathilda and Matilda were between 1999 and 2010 always popular. Previously, they were completely unknown in Germany. 2010 they were in room 52 of the most common names for newborn girls in Germany.
Maud
Maud (approximately pronounced "mawd" in English), is an Old German feminine given name meaning "powerful battler". It is a variant of the given name Matilda but is uncommon as a surname.
Maureen
Maureen /mɔːˈriːn/ is a female given name. Anglicized form of Máirín, a pet form of Máire, which is the Irish cognate of Mary, which is in turn derived from the Hebrew Miriam. It may also be a feminine form of Maurice.
Mavis
Mavis is a feminine given name.
Maximiliane
May
May is a feminine given name.
Maya
Maya is a feminine name with multiple meanings. In Hindu philosophy, Māyā means "illusion" and in Hindu mythology, it is also an alternate name of the Hindu goddess Durga. According to tradition, Queen Māyā of Sakya was also the name of the mother of Siddartha Gautama, the Buddha.
Mechthild
Mechtild
Medea
Medea is female given name. From the Greek Μηδεια Medeia, possibly meaning either to ponder or cunning. In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and also had her own children by Jason killed. Georgian popular tradition attributes the origins of the term Medicine to Medea's name
Medina
Medina is a surname, common particularly in the Spanish-speaking world. He refers to the Andalusian city Medina Sidonia, which its name from the Arabic مدين / Madīna won for "City". The Arabic origin is due to the influence of the Moors on Spain. A female given name Medina appears especially in the Albanian and Arabic.
Meena
Megan
Megan (also spelled Meghan, Meagen, Meagan, Meaghan etc.) is a Welsh female name, originally a pet form of Meg or Meggie, which is itself a short form of Margaret. Megan is one of the most popular Welsh names in England and Wales, commonly truncated to Meg. Nowadays it is generally used as an independent name rather than as a nickname.
Mehtap
Mehtap is a Turkish female given name of Persian origin meaning "moonlight" or "full moon". It may refer to:
Meike
Maike (also: Meike) is the low German Frisian diminutive of Maria.
Meiko
Melania
Melania derives from the Greek word μελανία (melania) meaning "black, dark" and may refer to:
Melanie
Melek
MAGO is a Turkish female given name of Arabic origin meaning "Angel", which is also a family name.
Melih
Melih is a Turkish male given name of Arabic origin meaning "beautiful, graceful, gracious". The female form of the name - with same meaning: is Mulenga.
Melina
The female name Melinia is of Greek origin and derives from the Greek word for "honey". "Mel" can be derived from names such as Melanie meaning "black, dark" or Melissa meaning "honey-bee". It can refer to the following:
Melissa
Melissa is a given name for a female child. The name comes from the Greek word μέλισσα (mélissa), "honey bee", which in turn comes from μέλι (meli), "honey". In Hittite melit signifies "honey". Thus the name is the approximate Greek equivalent for the Hebrew name Deborah (דְּבוֹרָה), meaning "bee." And her nickname is Deeva.
Melitta
Melitta is a feminine given name.
Menekse
Diyar is a Turkish female given name of Persian origin, which occurs as a family name. Diyar means in Turkish "Violet".
Meral
Meral is a common Turkish given name. It is a variant of Maral. In Turkish, "Maral" means "female deer". Meral has the same meaning as "Maral".
Mercedes
Mercedes is a feminine given name.
Meredith
Meredith is an English name, which is common for both men and women, but it is now mostly used as a female given name. Meredith is commonly found as a surname. The name is derived from the Welsh Maredudd or Meredydd. Great ruler or controller of the sea are possible meanings of the name.
Merete
Meri
Meri is a feminine given name.
Meriam
Meriam is a feminine given name.
Merit
Merle
Merve
Merve is a feminine Turkish given name of Arabic origin. It has two meanings:
Meryem
Meryem is a feminine Turkish given name. It is the Turkish form of Maryam, and is the name used in Turkey to refer to Mary, the mother of Jesus.


Meta
Meta is a feminine given name.
Mette
Mette is a feminine given name.
Mia
Mia (Hebrew: מיה) is a feminine name. It is of Hebrew, Latin and Scandinavian origin.
Micaela
Michaela
Michaela (Hebrew מיכאלה) is a feminine given name. It is a feminine form of the Hebrew name Michael (מִיכָאֵל), which means "Who is like God?"
Michela
Michela is a feminine given name.
Michele
Micheline
Micheline is a female given name and it may refer to:
Michelle
Michelle is a given name, originally the French feminine form of Michel, from the Hebrew name Michael meaning "Who is like God?". It is now extensively used in English-speaking as well as French-speaking countries. It is also a surname.
Michiko
Michiko is a Japanese given name, used for females. Although written romanized the same way, the Japanese language written forms (kanji, katakana, hiragana) can be different. Common forms include:
Mie
Mieke
Mieke is a Dutch female given name, a variant of the name Mary.
Mihaela
Mihaela is a female given name.
Miho
Miho (みほ, ミホ?) is a feminine Japanese given name.
Mika
Mila
Milada
Milada is female given name. Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element mil meaning gracious, young. Pronounced MI-lah-dah.
Milana
Milda
Milda is a Lithuanian and Latvian feminine given name. The associated name day is May 11.
Mildred
Milena
Milena (Cyrillic: Милена, Serbian pronunciation: [mǐlena], Bulgarian pronunciation: [mi'lɛna]) is a popular female given name of Slavic origin derived from word "mil" meaning "gracious", "pleasant" or "dear". It is the feminine form of the male names Milan and Milen. It is quite popular in most of the former Yugoslavian republics, such as Serbia, Republic of Macedonia, and Slovenia, and in other Slavic countries such as Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and to a lesser extent Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and even in Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Italy.
Milica
Milica (Serbian Cyrillic: Милица; pronounced Millitsa) is a feminine name popular in Slavic countries. It is derived from the Slavic word element mil(a), meaning gracious and "dear". The name was used for a number of queens and princesses, including Princess Milica of Serbia, wife of Lazar of Serbia, who is honored as a saint in the Serbian Orthodox Church. Milica has been the most popular name for girls born in Serbia since 1991, and is overall the most common female given name in the country. The name is occasionally given the phonetic spelling Militza in English speaking countries. The name of Princess Milica of Montenegro was often translated as Militza in English language publications.
Milla
Millicent
Millicent is an English feminine given name.
Mina
Mina is a given name with a variety of origins, used as a feminine name in some cultures and a masculine name in others. In English-speaking countries, these names may be variously shortened sometimes as Mimi, Mimosa, and Mims.
Minna
Minna is female given name. It originates from Hebrew child of earth. In Yiddish Minna (מִּינָא) translates as peaceful. In Germany Minna is a nickname of Wilhelmina or Hermina. It is also a Finnish short form of Vilhelmina. The similar form of Wilma and Willa.
Mira
Mira is a feminine given name with varying meanings. In the Romance languages, it is related to the Latin words for "wonder" and "wonderful." In the various Slavic languages, it means "peace" and is often used as part of a longer name, such as Miroslava (masculine form: Miroslav) or Sławomira (masculine form: Sławomir). In Sanskrit, it means "ocean", "sea", "limit" or "boundary" In Hebrew, it is a derivative of Miriam or the female equivalent of Meir, meaning light.
Miranda
Mireille
Mireille ([miˈʁɛj]) is a French given name, derived from the Provençal Occitan name Mirèio (or Mirèlha in the classical norm of Occitan, pronounced [miˈɾɛjɔ, miˈɾɛʎɔ]). It could be related with the Occitan verb mirar "to look, to admire" or with the Occitan surnames Miriam "Myriam", Maria "Mary".
Miriam
Mirijam
Mirja
Mirjam
Mirjana
Mirka
Mirna
Mirna (Croatian/Mirna Serbian/Мирна) is a female name common among Croats and Serbs. Derived from the Slavic element mir, Mirna means "peaceful." It is often confused with the name 'Myrna' (/myrrhna/), which is not Slavic in origin, but Celtic and means "beloved", also "tender".
Miroslawa
Miroslawa is a feminine given name.
Mirsad
Mirsad is a Bosnian male given name, its meaning is not known, derived but it may be from the Arabic or Persian. The female form of the name is Jody.
Mischa
Mischa is a male and (rare) female first name.
Molly
Molly is a female given name.
Mona
Mona is a female, and sometimes male, given name and a surname of multiple origins.
Monica
Monica is a feminine given name.
Monika
Monika is a female name in German, Scandinavian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Lithuanian, Latvian and Hungarian. It is a variation of Monica, stemming from the word "advisor" in Latin and "unique" in Greek. Monika is also the patron saint of women and mothers.
Monique
Monique is a female given name, the original form of Monica. It has also been regularly used in English speaking countries since at least the 1950s.
Morena
Morena is an Italian, Portuguese and Spanish feminine given name derived from the term moreno, meaning "brown, brown-haired." It is a popular name in Argentina, where it was the second most popular name given to baby girls born in Córdoba, Argentina in 2009.
Muriel
Muriel /ˈmjʊəriəl/ is a feminine given name in the English language.
Myriam
Myriam is a feminine given name.
Mór
Mór or Mor is a given name which can be either masculine or feminine.
Mitsuyo
Mitsuyo (written: 美鶴代 or 満代) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Mukerrem
Mükerrem may refer to:


Madiha
Madiha (Arabic: مدیحه ‎‎) is a female given name. The origin of the name is Arabic language.
Mahmuna
Mahmuna is a female Muslim name. Variant spellings in English include: Maimoonah, Maymoonah, Maymuna(h), Maimouna and Mehmoona. Its meaning indicates a "wife of the Prophet Mohammad", but also means auspicious, blessed and fortunate.
Marwa
Marwa (Arabic: مروة) is an Arabic feminine given name. It is the name of a mountain, Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, in Makkah. Marva is the Persian form and Merve is the Turkish form.
Maya Ali
Maya Ali (Arabic: مايا علي‎‎) is a female Muslim given name formed from the elements Maya and Ali. It means "exalted princess".
Maysoon
Maysoon (also spelled Maysun) is an Arabic given name for females. People named Maysoon include:
Munira
Munira (also spelled Monira or Mounira) is a female given name and may refer to:
Malvina
Malvina is a feminine given name derived from the Gaelic mala mhinn, meaning "smooth brow". It was created by the 18th century Scottish poet James Macpherson. The name became popular in Scandinavia on account of Napoleon, an admirer of Macpherson's Ossianic poetry, who was the godfather of several children of Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, an officer of his who ruled Norway and Sweden in the early 19th century. Other names popularised by Macpherson became popular in Scandinavia on account of Napoleon.
Milka
Milka is a biblical female given name. In many languages such as German, French, and Croatian, Milka is a common transliteration of the Hebrew name מִלְכָּה (meaning "queen" or "ruler"), which is usually transliterated to English as Milcah. In the Bible, Milcah was Abraham's brother's wife and the grandmother of Rebecca (Gen. 24:15.). Milcah is also the name of one of the daughters of Zelophehad (Num. 26:33).
Mahulena
Mahulena (pronounced mah-huw-leh-nah) is a female given name of Czech origin. The Slovak variant is Mahuliena (pronounced mah-huw-LI-ye-nah). The name days are 17 November (Czech) and 22 July (Slovak).
Markéta
Markéta is a Czech given name, equivalent to English Margaret (name).
Miluše
Miluše is a female given name. The name is an Old Czech variant of Milota. Milena is a Czech nickname for Miloslava meaning dear, darling. It is pronounced MIL-uw-sheh.
Maaike
Maaike is a Dutch-language feminine given name, originally a diminutive of the name Maria. Notable people with the name include:
Maartje
Maartje is a Dutch feminine given name, a diminutive of the names Maria and Martina. People with the name include:
Marieke
Marieke is a Belgian female name, a diminutive of Maria., which later got adopted by Holland. Especially the last part of the name "-ke" is a typical trait of Belgian language. The name of Marieke originated by adding "-ke" (pronounced as in "the") to the name of Marie, indicating "my sweet" or "darling" Marie. Marieke may refer to:
Marjatta
Marjatta (IPA: [marjatːa]) is a Finnish female given name. Its nameday is celebrated on the 15th of August. It reached its peak of popularity in the 1940s and 1950s. As of 2013 there were more than 123,000 women registered with this name in Finland. It is listed by the Finnish Population Register Centre as one of the top 10 most popular female given names ever.
Maëlys
Maëlys is a French feminine name of Breton origin. It is the feminine form of the name Maël, meaning "chief" or "prince." The name Maël was popularized by a fifth-century Breton saint Maël. The name is popular in France, where it has ranked in the top 50 names given to baby girls during the past five years. Maëlle, another feminine form of the name Maël, is also popular in France and is ranked in the top 50 names for girls.
Marceline
Marie-Andrée
Marie-Andrée is a French feminine given name. Notable people with the name include:
Mélanie
Mélanie is a French feminine given name.
Moira
The name Moira is a given name of Greek origin, deriving from μοῖρα, meaning "destiny, share, fate". In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Greek: Μοῖραι, plural for μοῖρα), often known in English as the Fates, were the white-robed incarnations of destiny. The name could also be an Anglicisation of the Irish name Máire.
Mária
Mária is a Hungarian and Slovak form of Maria (given name) or Mary (given name).
Madhuri
Madhuri (hindi : माधुरी) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian feminine given name, which means "sweetness".
Mallika
Mallika (hindi : मल्लिका) is an Hindu/Sanskrit Indian feminine given name, which means "jasmine". The name may refer to:
Manjula
Manjula (hindi : मंजुला) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian popular feminine given name, which means "lovely" and "beautiful".
Manorama
Maeve
Maeve is a first name of Irish origin. In Irish Gaelic, the name "Medbh" or "Méadhbh" means "she who intoxicates." It is rooted in the Irish legend of Queen Maeve or Medb, one of the main protagonists of the early Irish legend Táin Bó Cúailnge. It is also associated with the fairy queen Queen Mab of Irish and English legend. Other spellings include: Meave, Moibh, Meadhbh, and Mabh. The name is generally associated with strength or beauty.
Mairead
Mairead, or Mairéad, is a feminine name and the Irish variation of the given name Margaret.
Maura
Maura is a female given name used in English, Spanish, Italian, Greece, Scots Gaelic, and Irish Gaelic. It is an Anglicisation of Máire, the Irish form of Mary. In the U.S., this name peaked in popularity in 1964 as the 469th most popular name for girls born that year, and remained in the top 1000 names until 2007.
Marissa
Marissa is a female name typically used in western civilization. It is a variation of Maris, which is Latin for 'of the sea'. It can also be spelled Marrisa, Merissa or Marisa. Marissa also means "little Mary" referring to the Virgin Mary.
Maaya
Maaya (written: 真綾 or 真礼) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Machiko
Machiko (マチコ, まちこ?) feminine given name. The name is of Japanese origins and can be written with the characters for know; wisdom (machi) and child (ko). Although it can have a number of other different meanings depending on which kanji characters are used to write it. Machiko may also be written using the katakana or hiragana writing systems.
Madoka
Madoka (まどか, マドカ) is a common Japanese female given name which can also be used as a surname.
Maho
Maki
Maki (まき, マキ?) is a very common feminine Japanese given name which can also be used as a surname.
Makiko
Makiko is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Mami
Mami (まみ, マミ) is a feminine Japanese given name.
Mamiko
Mamiko (written: 麻美子, 眞美子, 真美子 or 麻巳子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Manaka
Manaka (written: 真中 or 眞中) is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Manami
Manami (まなみ, マナミ?) is a common feminine Japanese given name.
Marié
'Marie (まりえ, マリエ?) is a feminine Japanese given name.
Masae
Masae (written: 昌江, 昌枝, 政江 or 雅恵) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Masako
Masako (雅子, 真沙子 or まさこ) is a female Japanese given name. People named Masako include the following:
Matsuko
Matsuko is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Mayako
Mayako (written: 摩耶子 or 真耶子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Mayu
Mayu is a Japanese feminine given name. People with this name include:
Mayuko
Mayuko (麻由子, 万由子, 真悠子) is a Japanese feminine given name, and may refer to:
Mayumi
Mayumi (まゆみ, マユミ) is a common Japanese given name particularly for females.
Megu
Megu is a Japanese feminine given name. Notable people with the name include:
Megumi
Megumi (めぐみ, メグミ, 恵, 恵美, 愛, 恩恵, 恩?) is a Japanese feminine given name. "Meg" is often a nickname of Megumi.
Mei
Mei (めい, メイ?) is a feminine Japanese given name.


Meisa
Meisa is a Japanese feminine given name.
Mieko
Mieko (written: 美枝子, 美恵子, 美江子, 美栄子, 未映子, 三枝子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Miiko
Miiko (written: 以子 or 美位子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Mikako
Mikako (written: 美佳子, 美香子, 実日子, 未華子 or 未可子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Miki
Miki is a given name. Notable people with the name include:
Mikiko
Mikiko (written: 美樹子 or みきこ in hiragana) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Miku
Miku is a Japanese given name.
Mikuru
Mikuru (未来) is a female Japanese given name, and may refer to:
Mimori
Mimori (written: 未森) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Minae
Minako
Minako (みなこ, ミナコ?) is a Japanese feminine given name. Minako can be written using different kanji characters:
Mineko
Mineko (written: 峰子, 美猫 or 美音子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Minori
Minori is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Misaki
Misaki (みさき, ミサキ) is a popular feminine Japanese given name which can also be used as a surname.
Misako
Misako (みさこ, ミサコ?) is a feminine Japanese given name. It can have many different meaning depending on the kanji characters used and may also be written using the hiragana and katakana writing systems. Different variations of the name include those listed below.
Misato
Mitsuki
Mitsuki (みつき, ミツキ?) is the Japanese word for "three months" (三月?). It is also a Japanese given name natively written in a variety of forms. While a unisex name, it is more commonly used by women.
Mitsuko
Mitsuko is a feminine Japanese given name.
Miu
Miu is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Miwa
Miwa (みわ, ミワ) is a feminine Japanese given name which can also be used as a surname.
Miwako
Miwako (written: 美和子 or 実和子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Miyabi
Miyabi (雅日, みやび, ミヤビ?) is a Japanese given name (not very common), and is also one of the traditional Japanese aesthetic ideals.
Miyako
Miyako is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Miyoko
Miyoko is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Miyu
Miyu (みゆ, ミユ?) is a feminine Japanese given name.
Miyuki
Miyuki is a common Japanese feminine given name which has several possible meanings. Some of these different meaning include:
Miyumi
Miyumi is a Japanese feminine given name.
Miyū
Miyū (みゆう, ミユウ?) is a feminine Japanese given name.
Mizuho
Mizuho (瑞穂) literally means "abundant rice" in Japanese and "harvest" in the figurative sense. It was also an ancient name of Japan. It might refer to:
Mizuki
Mizuki is a surname in Japanese (みずき、ミズキ), and occasionally a given name as well. It can refer to:
Mizuko
Moe
Momo
Momoe
Momoe (written: 百恵 or 百重) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Momoka
Momoka (written: 杏果, 百夏 or 桃華) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Momoko
Momoko (桃子, 百子, 杏子, ももこ, モモコ?) is a Japanese name for girls. Momo is usually written with the kanji character 桃 for "peach" or 百 for "one hundred" or 杏 for "apricot", followed by -ko, a common suffix for girls' names (meaning "child").
Motoko
Motoko is a feminine Japanese given name.
Mutsuko
Mutsuko (written: 睦子 or むつ子) is a feminine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:
Mutsumi
Mutsumi is a Japanese name. It is both a family name and a given name, most often for females but sometimes also for males.
Mi-hee
Mi-hee, also spelled Mee-hee, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 33 hanja with the reading "mi" and 24 hanja with the reading "hee" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Mi-ja
Mi-ja is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 33 hanja with the reading "mi" and 28 hanja with the reading "ja" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names. Typically, "ja" is written with the hanja meaning "child" (子). Names ending with this hanja, such as Young-ja and Jeong-ja, were popular when Korea was under Japanese rule, but declined in popularity afterwards.
Mi-jung
Mi-jung, also spelled Mi-jeong, is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 33 hanja with the reading "mi" and 75 hanja with the reading "jung" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Mi-kyung
Mi-kyung, also spelled Mi-gyeong or Mi-gyong, is a Korean feminine given name. It was South Korea's most popular name for baby girls in 1968. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name.
Mi-ran
Mi-ran is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 33 hanja with the reading "mi" and 11 hanja with the reading "ran" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. One common way of writing this name in hanja means "beautiful orchid" (美蘭).
Mi-sook
Mi-sook is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 33 hanja with the reading "mi" and 13 hanja with the reading "sook" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. Mi-sook was the second-most popular name for newborn girls in South Korea in 1960.
Mi-yeon
Mi-yeon is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 33 hanja with the reading "mi" and 39 hanja with the reading "yeon" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. One common pair of hanja used for this name (美妍; 아름다울 미 areumdaul mi, 고울 연 goul yeon) mean, roughly, "beautiful and kind-hearted".
Mi-young
Mi-young, also spelled Mee-young or Mi-yong, is a Korean feminine given name. It was the seventh-most popular name for newborn girls in South Korea in 1960, falling to tenth place by 1970.
Min-hee
Min-hee is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning depends on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 27 hanja with the reading "min" and 25 hanja with the reading "hee" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Min-ji
Min-ji, also spelled Min-jee, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 27 hanja with the reading "min" and 46 hanja with the reading "ji" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names. Min-ji was the fourth-most popular name for baby girls born in South Korea in 1990.
Min-jung
Min-jung, also spelled Min-jeong, is a Korean feminine given name. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 27 hanja with the reading "min" and 75 hanja with the reading "jung" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be used in given names.


Min-seo
Min-seo, also spelled Min-suh, is a Korean feminine given name. In 2008 it was the 2nd-most popular given name for baby girls in South Korea, with 2,881 being given the name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 27 hanja with the reading "min" and 38 hanja with the reading "seo" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Myung-hwa
Myung-hwa, also spelled Myong-hwa, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name.
Myung-ok
Myung-ok, also spelled Myong-ok, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 19 hanja with the reading "myung" and five hanja with the reading "ok" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Myung-sook
Myung-sook is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 19 hanja with the reading "myung" and 13 hanja with the reading "sook" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names. Myung-sook was the fifth-most popular name for newborn girls in South Korea in 1950.
Myung-soon
Myung-soon, also spelled Myong-sun, is a Korean feminine given name. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name. There are 19 hanja with the reading "myung" and 31 hanja with the reading "soon" on the South Korean government's official list of hanja which may be registered for use in given names.
Māra
Māra is a Latvian feminine given name. The associated name day is March 25.
Mirdza
Mirdza is a Latvian given name and may refer to:
Modra
Modra is a Latvian feminine given name. The associated name day is October 4.
Mudrīte
Mudrīte is a Latvian feminine given name. The associated name day is October 24.
Mehreen
Mehreen is a female given name, meaning "moon" or "beautiful".
María José
María José is a Spanish language female given name. Maria José is a Portuguese language female given name.
Maisie
Maisie (rarely: Maisy) is a feminine given name, long used in Scotland (since at least the 16th century) as a diminutive of Margaret. Notable people with the name include:
Mhairi
Mhairi or Mhàiri is a Scottish female given name, ultimately derived from the name Mary. Etymologically, it is an erroneous form, based on the Scottish Gaelic vocative form a Mhàiri (pronounced [əˈvaːɾʲɪ]), from the nominative Màiri [maːɾʲɪ]. In Scottish English it is usually pronounced [vaːrɪ]. Variations of this form also occur, such as Mhari or Mhairie.
Morven
Morven, or Mhoirbheinn, is a given name and may also refer to the following places:
Macarena
Macarena is a Spanish female name, popular in Andalusia, in honor of the Virgin of Hope of Macarena. Some sources also say that the name comes from the Greek "Makarios", which means "happy".
María de Lourdes
María de Lourdes is a Spanish feminine given name taken from Our Lady of Lourdes a title of the Virgin Mary
Millaray
Millaray is a feminine given name of Mapuche origin. It means "golden flower" (from milla "gold" and rayen "flower"). As of 2010, it was the 49th most popular name in Chile. The Chilean actress Millaray Viera is one example of a person named Millaray.
Melike
Melike is a Turkish given name for women.
Melis
Meltem
Meltem is a Turkish given name for females. It derives from the Turkish word for the strong, dry, north winds of the Aegean Sea (Greek etesiai ετησίαι or meltemi μελτέμι).
Muazzez
Muazzez is a Turkish given name for females. People named Muazzez include:
Müjde
Müjde also spelled as Mojdeh or Mozhdeh is a Turkish and Persian given name meaning good news for females. It is very popular in Iran, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.
Makoto
Makoto is a male or female Japanese name (which is in Japanese the family name). The ENAMDICT knows 85 different spellings of the name.
Marlo
Marlo is a first name. The exact origin of the name is disputed: while part a from the Celtic area, translation to "little Hawk" is assumed (conductive off of Marlon), tend to name scholars to the derivation of the name from the English and Italian form to Merlin. In turn run your own name roots that could be detected so far historically not working properly.
Mbaye
Mbaye or M ' Baye is a West African first common especially in Senegal and family name.
Mentuhotep
Meriç
Mahajan is a Turkish male and (mostly) female first name and family name.
Ma
MA is a Chinese and Korean family name:
Madelon
Madison
Madita
Madlenka
Magali
Mahsa
USMA (old Persian mah = Moon, representing sa = similar to) is a female name of Persian origin and means "like the Moon" or "the moon-like". In the Iranian cultural region is the moon as a symbol of feminine beauty and appears again as a metaphor for the face of the beloved in Persian poetry.
Maïga
Maite
Małgorzata
Malinee
Manjusha
Margery
Mariama
Marie-Jeanne
Marie-Theres
Marie-theres is a feminine given name. It is composed of the two given name Marie (from Hebrew מִרְיָם Mirjam, of the Hebrew labels me / mar for 'bitter' and jam for "Sea", about the Greek intermediate form Mariam to Latin Maria) and Therese (from the Greek).
Marijona
Marijona is a Lithuanian female name derived from Marija. The male form is Marijonas.
Marnie
Marsha
Märta
Märtha
Marysia
Marzieh


Mattea
Mayra
Meara
Meara (pronounced MI-ara) is an Irish Gaelic female given name and family name.
Mégane
Mégane is a modern French female given name. It goes back to the ancient Greek word for "Pearl" (μαργαρίτα margarita).
Mehrzad
Meilė
Meilė is a Lithuanian female given name, derived from meilė, love.
Mela
Meline
Melisende
Mena
Menekşe
Diyar is a Turkish female given name of Persian origin, which occurs as a family name. Diyar means in Turkish "Violet".
Merab
Meret
Merrit
Meryl
Michèle
Micol
Micol [mi'kɔl] is an Italian female given name and a surname.
Mieze
Chick (also migraine or Majeed, Mies) in the meaning of "Cat" is in German since the 18th century. As the origin, a term of Endearment is assumed the reputation with the cat lures her young from lautmalendem "mi". "Chick" as the label a cat must be today not meant seriously. At the end of the 19th century used "Puss" but still in Brehms Tierleben. There are also the derived compositions Kitty and kitty cat
Miglutė
Miglutė is a Lithuanian female given name, diminutive of the female given name Miglė. The male form is Miglutis.
Miley
Milonja
Minh
Minh is a common male and female Vietnamese name. It is used with the call sign in Viet Nam is named after the family name, and middle name mostly as a middle name, as well as name.
Minik
Mirosława
Miroslawa (german: the peace-loving, by Miroslav) is a Polish female given name.
Misao
Misao is a Japanese male and (mostly) female first name.
Moana
Mojca
Mojca (ˈmɔːɪ̯t͡sa) is a Slovene name.
Moll
Möngke
Mongke a mongolischer male and female name, meaning is forever or incessantly. First name also appears as a family name. Modern forms of the name are Mönchtsetseg (literally eternal flower), Mönchbat (literally eternal stability) and Möncherdene (literally eternal jewel).
Macha
Macha is the French transcription of the Маша, diminutive Russian Мария. In English, the diminutive Masha in German is Masha, Italian Mascia of Slovenian Palcmanská transcribed. Diminutive in Russian, he focuses as a first name in France and Germany. It is celebrated on August 15.
Macrine
Macrina is very rarely used an ancient female given name of Greek origin.
Maelle
Maelle is a feminine given name.
Maeva
Magena
Magena is a feminine given name.
Mahala
Mahala is a feminine given name.
Maïssa
A female given name of Arabic is derived from the Arabic Maysan Mack, meaning "shining star." His party due to its etymological parent with the name Estelle is Estelle Saintes on May 11.
Maïssane
Maïssane is a feminine given name.
Maïté
Maïwenn
Majdouline
Majdouline is a feminine given name.
Makura
枕 written MAKURA (まくら?) is a Japanese female given name means pillow
Mansi
Mansi is a feminine given name.
María de las Mercedes
María de Las Mercedes, a Spanish woman names referring to a particular segment is the Marian cult, the Virgin of mercy.
Mariannick
Mariannick is a feminine given name.
Marie Claire
Marie-Élisabeth
Marie-Françoise
Marie-Isabelle
Marie-José
Marie-Joséphine


Marinette
Marinette is a francophone given name of French origin.
Maritxu
Maritxu is a feminine given name.
Mariya
Mariya (Мария in Russian) is a female first name of Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian Марія in Ukrainian language.
Marlène
Marozie
Marozie is a feminine given name.
Márta
Marta is a Hungarian female given name.
Maryam
Maryannick
Maryannick is a feminine given name.
Mauricette
Mauricette is a feminine given name.
Maurine
Maylis
Melánia
Melania is Hungarian for Melanie.
Mélina
Mélina is a feminine given name.
Méline
Méline is a feminine given name.
Mélisande
Mélissandre
Méloé
Méloé is a feminine given name.
Mercédesz
Molin is a Hungarian female given name.
Midori
Midori (みどり?) is at the time of the naming of the color green (翠) in Japanese, and the color green, a female Japanese name, "Midoli" what means also determine 'beautiful nature', that may be green, but that nature is pronounced. Beautiful bird used depending on the Kanji. Midoriko: (KB) daughter of the... (Particle). a name 3 syllables + KB is a name of Japanese aristocratic descent. It means "Child of nature".
Migina
Migina is a feminine given name.
Mónika
Monika is a Hungarian female given name.
Moseka
Mounia
Mounia (مونيا Mūnyā) is a female given name of Arabic origin, came from أمنية (ʿumniya). It means the desire, wish, dream and hope...
Mylène
Contraction of Marie and Helen. Marie comes from the Hebrew «Mar - Yâm», means: "who throws. Helena comes from the Greek «Hele», means: "glow of the Sun. To celebrate the August 15 or 18.





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