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Mack
Language of origin: Scottish
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a family name which is a shortened form of various family names starting with 'Mac' (son)
Words: mac=the son (Scottish)
Variants: Mack  English   (#659 in US 2015 popularity)

Madden
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: little dog
Info about origin: from an Irish family name with the meaning 'little dog'
Words: madadh=the little dog (Old Irish)
Variants: Madden  English   (#611 in US 2015 popularity)

Maddox
Language of origin: Welsh
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Madoc
Info about origin: from a Welsh family name with the meaning 'son of Madoc'
Variants: Maddox  English   (#146 in US 2015 popularity)

Magnus
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: (not yet available)
Words: magnus=great, large (Latin)
Variants: Magnus  German, English, Scandinavian   (#855 in US 2015 popularity)

Major
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: from the family name 'Major'
 the family name derives from 'Mauger', an Old French variant of the Germanic name 'Malger'
Words: madal=the council (Old High German) ; ger=the spear (Old High German)
Variants: Major  English   (#360 in US 2015 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   (#162 in US 2015 popularity)
 Malakai  English   (#489 in US 2015 popularity)
 Malaki  English   (#992 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#419 in US 2015 popularity)

Malik
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: king
Words: malik=the king (Arabic)
Variants: Malik  Arabic   (#379 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#283 in US 2015 popularity)
 Emanuel  German, French, Scandinavian   (#347 in US 2015 popularity)
 Immanuel  German   (#905 in US 2015 popularity)
 Emanuele  Italian
 Emmanuel  French   (#150 in US 2015 popularity)
 Manoel  Portuguese
 Manolo  Italian
 Manuele  Italian

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)
Variants: Marcel  German, French   (#772 in US 2015 popularity)
 Marcellus  German
 Marzell  German
 Marzellus  German
 Marcello  Italian
 Marcelo  Spanish, Portuguese   (#760 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#284 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#196 in US 2015 popularity)
 Marc  German, French   (#673 in US 2015 popularity)
 Marcus  German, English   (#168 in US 2015 popularity)
 Marko  German, Slavic
 Markus  German   (#865 in US 2015 popularity)
 Marco  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese   (#320 in US 2015 popularity)
 Marcos  Spanish, Portuguese   (#405 in US 2015 popularity)
 Marlon  English   (#816 in US 2015 popularity)

Marley
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: pleasant wood
Info about origin: from an Old English family name that derives from a place name meaning 'pleasant wood' or 'pine marten wood'
Words: myrig=pleasant (Old English) ; leah=the wood, the clearing, the meadow (Old English) ; mearth=the pine marten (Old English)
Female form: Marley
Variants: Marley  English   (#861 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#928 in US 2015 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   (#319 in US 2015 popularity)

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)
Variants: Martin  German, English, French, Russian, Slavic, Romanian, Czech   (#276 in US 2015 popularity)
 Maarten  Dutch, German, Low German
 Marten  Scandinavian
 Martino  Italian
 Morten  Scandinavian

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   (#548 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#3 in US 2015 popularity)
 Maison  English   (#835 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mayson  English   (#788 in US 2015 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   (#555 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mathias  German, English   (#561 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mathis  German
 Matias  German, English   (#458 in US 2015 popularity)
 Matthäus  German
 Mattias  German, English
 Mattäus  German
 Mateo  Spanish   (#85 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mathew  English   (#480 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mathieu  French
 Matt  French, English
 Matteo  Italian   (#191 in US 2015 popularity)
 Matthew  English   (#15 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mattia  Italian

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)
Variants: Maurice  French, English   (#621 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mauritius  German, Dutch
 Mauritz  German
 Maurus  German
 Moritz  German
 Moriz  German
 Mauricio  Spanish, Portuguese   (#560 in US 2015 popularity)
 Maurizio  Italian
 Mauro  Italian
 Morris  English

Maverick
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: maverick
Info about origin: from the common English word 'maverick' in the meaning of 'individualist', 'unconventional person'
 the word itself goes back to the Texan farmer Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870) who did not brand his calves
Words:  (English)
Variants: Maverick  English   (#184 in US 2015 popularity)

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 Middle Ages, e.g. the theologician Maximus Confessor (6th/7th century AD)
Words: maximus=very great, greatest (Latin)
Variants: Maxim  German   (#778 in US 2015 popularity)
 Maxim  Russian
 Maxime  French
 Maximo  English   (#852 in US 2015 popularity)
 Maximus  English   (#197 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#437 in US 2015 popularity)
 Max  German, English   (#118 in US 2015 popularity)
 Massimiliano  Italian
 Maximiliano  Spanish   (#302 in US 2015 popularity)
 Maximilien  French

Maxton
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: from Maccus' town
Info about origin: from a family name with the meaning 'from Maccus' town'
Words: tun=the town, the settlement, the homestead (Old English)
Variants: Maxton  English   (#805 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#113 in US 2015 popularity)

Mekhi
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Mekhi  English   (#634 in US 2015 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   (#691 in US 2015 popularity)

Memphis
Language of origin: Egyptian
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: enduring and beautiful
Info about origin: from the Greek form of 'Mennefer', the name of an old city in Egypt, for some time the capital of the kingdom of the Pharaos
 the name of Memphis, Tennessee, is probably used as a given name mostly because Elvis Presley was born there
Words: men=to endure (Egyptian) ; (Egyptian)
Variants: Memphis  English   (#651 in US 2015 popularity)

Messiah
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the anointed
Info about origin: name of the expected deliverer of the Jewish nation according to the Old Testament
Words: mashiah=anointed (Hebrew)
Variants: Messiah  English   (#243 in US 2015 popularity)

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)
Female form: Micah
Variants: Micah  German, English, Welsh   (#108 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#9 in US 2015 popularity)
 Meik  German
 Michel  German, French
 Mischa  German, Russian
 Maicon  Portuguese
 Makai  English   (#680 in US 2015 popularity)
 Micheal  English   (#840 in US 2015 popularity)
 Michele  Italian
 Mick  English
 Mickey  English
 Miguel  Spanish, Portuguese   (#161 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mikael  Scandinavian
 Mike  English
 Mikel  English
 Michail  Russian

Milan
Language of origin: Old Slavic
Gender: male
Info about origin: originally short form for names with 'mil' (dear, gracious) as their first element
Words: mil=dear, gracious (Old Slavic)
Female form: Milena
Variants: Milan  Slavic, Czech   (#424 in US 2015 popularity)

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)
Female form: Myla
Variants: Miles  English   (#107 in US 2015 popularity)
 Myles  English   (#223 in US 2015 popularity)

Miller
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: miller
Info about origin: from the family name 'Miller' which derives from the job title for somebody working at a mill
Variants: Miller  English   (#823 in US 2015 popularity)

Miloslav
Language of origin: Old Slavic
Gender: male
Words: mil=dear, gracious (Old Slavic) ; slava=the fame, the glory, the Slav (Old Slavic)
Variants: Miloslav  Russian, Czech
 Milo  Slavic   (#288 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#870 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#585 in US 2015 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)
Female form: Morgana
Variants: Morgan  English, Welsh   (#673 in US 2015 popularity)

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   (#470 in US 2015 popularity)
 Moises  Spanish   (#475 in US 2015 popularity)
 Musa  Arabic, Turkish   (#930 in US 2015 popularity)
 Moshe  Hebrew   (#551 in US 2015 popularity)

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 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   (#365 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mohamed  Arabic, Turkish   (#451 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mohammad  Arabic, Persian   (#540 in US 2015 popularity)
 Mohammed  Arabic, Turkish   (#508 in US 2015 popularity)

Mustafa
Language of origin: Arabic
Gender: male
Info about origin: (not yet available)
Words:  (Arabic)
Variants: Mustafa  Arabic, Turkish   (#905 in US 2015 popularity)