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Mackenzie
Language of origin: Scottish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Coinneach
Info about origin: from a Gaelic family name 'Mac Coinnich' with the meaning 'son of Coinneach'
 this noble Scottish family name is used as a given name since the early 20th century
Words: mac=the son (Scottish)
Variants: Mackenzie  English, Scottish   (#476 in US popularity)
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Madison
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Maud
Info about origin: from a family name with the meaning 'son of Maud'
 in use as a male as well as a female name
Words:  (English)
Variants: Madison  English   (#690 in US popularity)

Malachi
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: messenger
Info about origin: in the Bible Malachi is a minor prophet
Words: malak=the messenger, the angel (Hebrew)
Variants: Malachi  English, Hebrew   (#652 in US popularity)
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Malcolm
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: disciple of Saint Columba
Info about origin: from a Sottish given name 'Mael Coluim' with the meaning 'disciple of Saint Columba'
 this was the name of several Scottish kings and of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth'
Words: mael=the disciple (Old Irish)
Variants: Malcolm  English, Scottish   (#289 in US popularity)
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Malik
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: king
Words: malik=the king (Arabic)
Variants: Malik  Arabic   (#191 in US popularity)
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Manuel
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: God is with us
Info about origin: 'Manuel' is the Spanish form of 'Emanuel', a variant of 'Immanuel'
 in the Bible 'Immanuel' is the foretold name of the coming Messias, foretold by the prophet Isaiah
Words: im=with (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Variants: Manuel  German, Spanish, Portuguese   (#138 in US popularity)
 Emanuel  German, French, Scandinavian   (#360 in US popularity)
 Immanuel  German
 Emanuele  Italian
 Emmanuel  French   (#202 in US popularity)
 Manoel  Portuguese
 Manolo  Italian
 Manuele  Italian
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Marcel
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: from 'Marcellus', an elaborated form or diminutive of 'Marcus'
 name of several saints and popes, e.g. pope Saint Marcellus (3rd/4th century AD)
Words: marcus=dedicated to Mars (Latin)
Female form: Marcella
Variants: Marcel  German, French   (#625 in US popularity)
 Marcellus  German
 Marzell  German
 Marzellus  German
 Marcello  Italian
 Marcelo  Spanish, Portuguese
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Marius
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a Roman family name whose origin is not known for sure
 maybe from the name of the Roman god of war 'Mars', or from 'mas'/'maris' (male)
Words: mas=male (Latin)
Variants: Marius  German, French, Scandinavian, Dutch, English, Romanian
 Mario  German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese   (#136 in US popularity)
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Mark
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: dedicated to Mars (the Roman god of war)
Info about origin: one of the few classical Roman given names ('praenomen')
 this name was traditionally given to boys born in the month of March
 known from Saint Mark, evangelist (author of the second Gospel)
Variants: Mark  English, Scandinavian, Dutch, Russian   (#49 in US popularity)
 Marc  German, French   (#226 in US popularity)
 Marcus  German, English   (#84 in US popularity)
 Marko  German, Slavic
 Markus  German   (#542 in US popularity)
 Marco  Italian   (#184 in US popularity)
 Marcos  Spanish, Portuguese   (#235 in US popularity)
 Marlon  English   (#463 in US popularity)
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Marquis
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the marquis
Info about origin: from an Old French title of nobility 'marchis' for somebody who ruled on the borderlands of a realm
Words:  (English) ; marchis=the marquis (Old French)
Variants: Marquis  English   (#294 in US popularity)
 Marques  English   (#942 in US popularity)
 Marquez  Spanish   (#819 in US popularity)
 Marquise  English   (#485 in US popularity)

Marshall
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: marshall
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from the job title 'marshal'
 the word 'marshal' has a very convoluted history and derives from Germanic words, meaning 'horse servant'
Words:  (English) ; markhaz=the horse (Germanic) ; skalkaz=the servant (Germanic)
Variants: Marshall  English   (#322 in US popularity)
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Martin
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a Roman cognomen 'Martinus' which derives from the name of the Roman god of war, Mars
 known from Saint Martin who shared his cloak with a beggar (4th century AD)
 until now there were 5 popes with this name
Words: mars=Mars (Latin)
Female form: Martina
Variants: Martin  German, English, French, Russian, Slavic, Romanian   (#142 in US popularity)
 Maarten  Dutch, German, Low German
 Marten  Scandinavian
 Martino  Italian
 Morten  Scandinavian
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Marvin
Language of origin: Welsh
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a Welsh name 'Merfyn' used as a family name for a long time
 this was the name of a famous Welsh king in the 9th century AD
 meaning unclear, maybe the name contains the word 'mer' (marrow)
Words: mer=the marrow (Welsh)
Variants: Marvin  German, English   (#282 in US popularity)
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Mason
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: mason, stoneworker
Info about origin: from a family name which derives from a job title 'mason'
 the English job title has Old French origins
 the word is ultimately derived from a word meaning 'to make', like Old English 'macian'
Words:  (English) ; masson=the mason (Old French)
Variants: Mason  English   (#119 in US popularity)

Matthias
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: gift of Yahweh
Info about origin: in the New Testament Matthew is one the 12 disciples of Jesus and also one of the 4 evangelists
 in the New Testament Matthias is the name of the disciple that was chosen as a replacement for Judas Iscariot
Words: mattath=the gift, the reward (Hebrew) ; yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew)
Variants: Matthias  German, English
 Mathias  German, English
 Mathis  German
 Matias  German, English
 Matthäus  German
 Mattias  German, English
 Mattäus  German
 Mateo  Spanish   (#870 in US popularity)
 Mathew  English   (#189 in US popularity)
 Mathieu  French
 Matt  French, English
 Matteo  Italian
 Matthew  English   (#3 in US popularity)
 Mattia  Italian
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Maurice
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the one from Mauritania, the Moor
Info about origin: originally a Roman cognomen 'Mauricius' with the meaning 'the one from Mauritania' or 'the Moor'
 known from Saint Maurice, a Christian Roman soldier from Egypt (4th century AD)
Words: maurus=dark skinned (Latin)
Female form: Maura
Variants: Maurice  French, English   (#284 in US popularity)
 Mauritius  German, Dutch
 Mauritz  German
 Maurus  German
 Moritz  German
 Moriz  German
 Mauricio  Spanish, Portuguese   (#507 in US popularity)
 Maurizio  Italian
 Mauro  Italian
 Morris  English   (#925 in US popularity)
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Maxim
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the greatest
Info about origin: originally a Roman cognomen, later also used as a given name
 known as the name of several saints in the Middel Ages, e.g. the theologician Maximus Confessor (6th/7th century AD)
Words: maximus=very great, greatest (Latin)
Variants: Maxim  German, Russian
 Maxime  French
 Maximus  English
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Maximilian
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: known as the name of several saints and kings
 from the Roman name 'Maximinianus' which derives from the family name 'Maximinus'
 the family name 'Maximinus' derives from the Latin word 'maximus' (very great, greatest)
Words: maximus=very great, greatest (Latin)
Variants: Maximilian  German, English   (#573 in US popularity)
 Max  German, English   (#186 in US popularity)
 Massimiliano  Italian
 Maximilien  French
 Maximillia  English   (#903 in US popularity)
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Maxwell
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Maccus's pool
Info about origin: from an Scottish-English family name deriving from a place name
 the place name, originally 'Maccus's wiel', means 'Maccus's pool'
Words: wael=the pool (Old English)
Variants: Maxwell  English, Scottish   (#176 in US popularity)

Melville
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: bad village
Info about origin: from an old Scottish family name
 the noble family had Norman-French ancestors that came from a place called 'Malleville' meaning 'bad village'
Words: malle=bad (Old French) ; ville=the village, the settlement (Old French)
Variants: Melville  English
 Melvin  English, German, French   (#350 in US popularity)
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Micah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Who is like Yahweh?
Info about origin: in the Bible Micah is a minor prophet who predicted the destruction of Jerusalem
Words: miy=who (Hebrew) ; yahweh=(the name of God) (Hebrew)
Variants: Micah  German, English, Welsh   (#229 in US popularity)
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Michael
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Who is like God?
Info about origin: in the Old Testament Michael is one of the four archangels
 Michael is the patron saint of Germany
Words: miy=who (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Female form: Michaela
Variants: Michael  German, English   (#1 in US popularity)
 Meik  German
 Michel  German, French
 Mischa  German, Russian
 Maicon  Portuguese
 Micheal  English   (#228 in US popularity)
 Michele  Italian
 Mick  English
 Mickey  English   (#925 in US popularity)
 Miguel  Spanish   (#88 in US popularity)
 Mikael  Scandinavian
 Mike  English   (#583 in US popularity)
 Mikel  English   (#898 in US popularity)
 Michail  Russian
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Miles
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Info about origin: meaning not known for sure, maybe from Latin 'miles' (soldier)
 maybe also a pet form of 'Michael'
 brought to Britain by the Normans
Words: miles=the soldier (Latin)
Variants: Miles  English   (#292 in US popularity)
 Myles  English   (#378 in US popularity)

Milton
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: mill town
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a place name with the meaning 'mill town'
Words: mylen=the mill (Old English) ; tun=the town, the settlement, the homestead (Old English)
Variants: Milton  English   (#567 in US popularity)
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Misael
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: Who is what God is?
Info about origin: in the Bible Misael is a friend of Daniel
Words: miy=who (Hebrew) ; el=God, the powerful (Hebrew)
Variants: Misael  German, English   (#716 in US popularity)
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Mitchell
Language of origin: Old French
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a Norman-French family name which derives from the given name 'Michel', the french form of 'Michael'
Variants: Mitchell  English   (#89 in US popularity)
 Mitchel  English   (#583 in US popularity)

Montana
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Info about origin: use of the name of the American state as given name
 the name of the state itself has Latin roots
Words: montanus=mountainous (Latin) ; mons=the mountain (Latin)
Variants: Montana  English   (#860 in US popularity)

Morgan
Language of origin: Celtic
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Celtic/Welsh name whose meaning and origin are disputed
 maybe it contains the word 'mor' (sea) as an element
Words: mor=the sea (Celtic)
Variants: Morgan  English, Welsh   (#273 in US popularity)
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Moses
Language of origin: Egyptian
Gender: male
Info about origin: propably a contraction of the name of an Egyptian god, like 'Thut-mosis' or 'Ramses' (='Ra-mosis')
 the name element '-mosis' means 'son of'
 the Bible Moses led the Jews out of captivity in Egypt
 until now this name is rather popular among Jews
Words: mosis=the son (Egyptian)
Variants: Moses  German, English   (#648 in US popularity)
 Moises  Spanish   (#392 in US popularity)
 Moshe  Hebrew   (#712 in US popularity)
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Mufid
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: useful
Variants: Mufid  English, Arabic
 Moufid  French, Arabic

Muhammad
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the praiseworthy
Info about origin: known from Prophet Muhammad, founder of the Islam (570 to 632 AD)
 this name together with all its variants is the most popular name in the Islamic world and thus probably the most popular in the world
Words: muhammad=praiseworthy (Arabic)
Variants: Muhammad  Arabic   (#839 in US popularity)
 Mohamed  Arabic   (#696 in US popularity)
 Mohammad  Arabic   (#557 in US popularity)
 Mohammed  Arabic   (#596 in US popularity)
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Myron
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: myrrh
Info about origin: use of the greek word for myrrh as a given name
 myrrh is a bitter tree resin that was highly valued in ancient times
 the name of the resin has Arabic origins
Words: myron=the myrrh (Old Greek) ; murr=bitter (Arabic)
Variants: Myron  English   (#742 in US popularity)