Mira

Mira is an Indian female name (also spelled Meera). I’ve seen several source list it as meaning “sea, ocean” but I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “prosperous, wealthy, highborn” or “limit, boundary”. Mirabai (or Meera Bai) was a 15th century Hindu princess and poetess who was devoted to the Hindu god Krishna; bai seems to be a feminine…

Michaela

Michaela is the feminine form of Michael meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Mikayla (English) Makayla (English) Mckayla (English) Michayla (English) Mikhaila (English) Mihaela (Romanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian) Michelle (French, English, Dutch) Miguela (Spanish, Portuguese) Micaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)   Male forms: Michael (English, German, Swedish,…

Mirabeau

Mirabeau is a French male name, as well as a surname, derived from Latin mirabilis meaning “wonderful, marvelous, astonishing, amazing” via mīrus which comes from PIE *sméyros (laughing, smiling) from root word *smey- (to laugh, to be glad); this would make Mirabeau the masculine form of Mirabelle. It’s also possible that Mirabeau could be considered a combination of given names Mira (with several possible origins such…

Malina

Malina is a Slavic female name derived from the word meaning “raspberry”, though it can also be used as a diminutive form of Malcolmina, the Scottish feminine form of Malcolm, the anglicized form of Scottish Máel Coluim meaning “servant of St. Columba”, referring to someone who followed Irish abbot and missionary St. Columba who spread Christianity into Scotland. Máel means “servant, devout…

Mick

Mick is used as a diminutive of Michael meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God; Mick has also been used as slang term for an Irishman. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Mickey (English) Micky (English)  

Maximilian

Maximilian comes from the Roman name Maximilianus which derives from Maximus meaning “greatest” derived from PIE root *méǵh₂s (great, big). Although it was supposedly created by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III for his son by combining the names of two Roman generals he admired, Fabius Maximus and Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus, Maximilian has had use before than. Nicknames: Max, Maxi Origin:…

Marlow

Marlow comes from an English surname, originally used as a locational surname for someone who came from a place called Marlow. It’s made up from Old English elements mere (lake; ocean, sea) and Old English lafe (leavings, remains) essentially meaning “remnants of a lake”, perhaps in reference to an area where there had been a lake that…

Maxima

Maxima is an Ancient Roman female name, the feminine form of Maximus which means “greatest, biggest, largest; oldest, eldest” derived from PIE root *méǵh₂s (great, big). Maxima also refers to a musical note that seems to have stopped being used in the 16th century. Nicknames: Max, Maxi/Maxy Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Maxene (English) Maxine (English) Maxina (English) Maxima…

Mabel

Mabel is an English female name, the medieval form of Late Latin male name Amabilis, or its medieval feminine form Amabel, which derives from Latin amabilis meaning “lovable, worthy of love”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Amabel (English) Mabelle (English) Mable (English) Maybelle (English) Mabella (English) Maybelline (English) Annabel (English) Annabelle (English) Anabelle (English) Anabel (English, Spanish) Annabella (English, Italian) Amabilia…