Moria

Moria is a female given name with several etymologies and meanings: it's a the name of a Naiad nymph in Greek mythology whose brother Tylos was killed by a dragon, though she later brought him back to life with a magical herb. This myth is similar to the story of Pelops, who had been killed … Continue reading Moria

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Massima

Massima is the feminine form of Massimo, the Italian form of Maximus, which comes from an Ancient Roman family name meaning "greatest". Massima is also an Italian word meaning "maxim, rule, maximum". Origin: Latin Variants: Maxima (Ancient Roman) Maximiliana (Ancient Roman) Máxima (Spanish) Maximiliane (German) Maximilienne (French) Maxine (English) Maxene (English)   Male forms: Massimo (Italian) Maximos … Continue reading Massima

Matilda

Matilda comes from Old German Mahthildis meaning "strength in battle" or "might in battle" from Germanic elements maht (might, strength) which comes from Proto-Indo-European root word *megʰ- (to be able), and hild (battle) which also comes from a Proto-Indo-European root word. Nicknames: Mattie/Matty, Tilda, Tildy, Tilly/Tillie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Mahthildis (Ancient Germanic) Mathilda (English, Swedish, Ancient Germanic) Matylda (Czech, Polish) Maud (English, … Continue reading Matilda

Miwa

Miwa is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "beauty; beautiful + harmony; Japanese style; peace; soften; Japan" (美和); "beauty; beautiful + wheel; ring; circle; link; hoop; counter for wheels and flowers" (美輪); "beauty; beautiful + ring; circle; link; wheel" (美環); "three + wheel; ring; circle; link; hoop; counter … Continue reading Miwa

Morgan

Morgan is a unisex name though it has two different origins: as a male name it derives from Old Welsh Morcant, a masculine name possibly meaning "sea circle" from Welsh elements mor (sea) and cant (circle), though the first element may also be related to Welsh mawr meaning "large; big; great"; the second element *cant- also means "hundred". Morgan is also the name … Continue reading Morgan

Marta

Marta is a cognate of Martha, which comes from Aramaic meaning "lady, mistress", the feminine form of mar/mara (lord, master). Origin: Aramaic Variants: Martha (English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, Greek) Martta (Finnish) Marthe (French, Norwegian) Marte (Norwegian) Márta (Hungarian) Morta (Lithuanian) Maata (Maori) Marfa (Russian)  

Mary

Mary is the English form of Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are “sea of bitterness”, “rebelliousness” or “obstinacy”, and “wished for child”. It’s also possible that it might be derived from an Egyptian source either meaning “beloved” from myr, or from mr “love”. Origin: Hebrew, Ancient … Continue reading Mary

Margery

Margery is a medieval English form of Margaret which comes from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” or "cluster of flowers" ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margaret (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman, Greek) Margarid (Armenian) Margarit (Armenian) Margarida (Catalan, Portuguese, Galician, Occitan) Margareta (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovene, Dutch, … Continue reading Margery

Makana

Makana is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "gift". It's also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used such as: "ten thousand; myriad + grant, answer" (万叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + grant, answer" (眞叶) "truth, reality; Buddhist sect + love; affection, favorite" (真愛) "dance; flit; circle; wheel + … Continue reading Makana