M names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Maverick

Maverick comes from an English surname. Although I couldn't find it's true origin and meaning, it came to refer to unbranded cattle in 19th century America, and later became identified with someone who was independent-minded or considered a rebel, someone who went their own way. This came about because of Samuel Maverick (1803-1870), a Texas lawyer and politician… Continue reading Maverick

Female, Food, Honey, Insects, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Mellifera

Mellifera is the scientific name for honeybees which comes from Latin meaning "honey-bearing" or "bearing honey", made up from mel (honey) and -fer (carrying, bearing, bringing), both go which derive from a PIE root. Interesting fact: Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), known as the father of modern taxonomy, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist. He created the binomial… Continue reading Mellifera

M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Melville

Melville comes from a Scottish surname of Norman origin, a locational name for several towns in Normandy called Malleville meaning "bad town", made up of from French mal (bad) and ville (town, settlement), which may have come about because of poor soil around the area. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Melvin (English) Melvyn (English) Malvin (English)    

Ancient Egyptian, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Love/Beloved, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Marilyn

Marilyn is a female given name, a combination of Mary (the English form of Hebrew 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”)… Continue reading Marilyn

Ancient Greek, Literature, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Makar

Makar is the Russian form of Makarios, an Ancient Greek male name meaning "blessed, happy" from Ancient Greek makar (blessed). Makar is also a Scottish term for a poet or a bard. It's the equivalent of English word maker. Its plural form is makaris. Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European Variants: Makari (Russian) Makariy (Russian) Makarios (Late Greek) Macarius (Latinized Late Greek)… Continue reading Makar

African, Arabic, Earth, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Food, Japanese, Love/Beloved, M names, Nickname names, North African, Numbers, Peach, Phoenician, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

Mona

Mona is a female given name with multiple origins and meanings behind it: it's an Anglicized form of Irish Muadhnait, made up of Irish muadh (noble) combined with a diminutive suffix; it's also used as a nickname for Monika, the Scandinavian form of Monica, a name of unknown origin though it’s likely derived from a  North African or Phoenician origin.… Continue reading Mona

Light, M names, Male, Proto-Semitic, Virtues/Attributes

Melchior

Melchior is the name given to one of three Magi who visited the newborn Jesus Christ. It means "king of light", made up from Hebrew melech (king) and or (light). Melchior is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Semitic Variants: Melchiorre (Italian) Melchor (Spanish) Melker (Swedish)   Female forms: Melchiora (Italian) Melchiorra (Italian) Melchiorina (Italian)… Continue reading Melchior

Emotion/Feelings, Female, Joy, M names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Meriweather

Meriwether comes from an English surname meaning "happy weather", originating as a nickname for someone who has a cheerful disposition, made up of Middle English elements mery (merry happy, joyful) and wether (weather), both derived from a PIE root word. Nicknames: Meri, Merry Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Merryweather (English) Merriweather (English) Merriwether (English) Meriwether (English)      

Bright/Clear, Color, Elements, Female, M names, Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, White

Muriel

Muriel is an English female name, an anglicized form of a Scottish Gaelic name Muireall, made up of muir (sea, ocean) and geal (white, bright). Muriel is also a surname originating from the given name. Apparently, Muriel is also the name of an angel in Christianity associated with the month of June and ruler of the sign of Cancer. While… Continue reading Muriel

Assyrian mythology, Female, M names, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Physical Attributes, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes

Mullissu

Mullissu is the name of an Assyrian goddess, the wife of Ashur, the head of the Assyrian pantheon. Mullissu is the Assyrian counterpart of the Sumerian goddess Ninlil, has also been identified with the goddess Ishtar. The name seems to mean "lady", something to do with a dialectal form of Ninlil.  Origin: Sumerian Variants: Mulliltu (Akkadian) Mulitta (Greek) Mylitta (Greek)  … Continue reading Mullissu