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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.
MadeleineMadeleine 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.
ManonManon is a feminine given name, a diminutive of Marie. Notable people with the name include:
MargueriteMarguerite 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:
MarieMarie 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).
MarineMarine can be used as a first name, usually female.
MaudMaud (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.
MichelineMicheline is a female given name and it may refer to:
MichelleMichelle 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.
MireilleMireille ([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".
MoniqueMonique 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.
MaëlysMaëlys 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.
Marie-AndréeMarie-Andrée is a French feminine given name. Notable people with the name include:
MélanieMélanie is a French feminine given name.
MarielleMarielle is a French female name, a diminutive of Marie. Marielle may refer to:
MéganeMégane is a modern French female given name. It goes back to the ancient Greek word for "Pearl" (μαργαρίτα margarita).
MarinetteMarinette is a francophone given name of French origin.
In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.
Note: With an international list of names it can occur that some first names are identical to label names. Hereby we point out that all used marks are property of their respective owners.