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

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

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

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

Color, Female, Green, M names, Nature, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sumerian, Virtues/Attributes

Maysa

Maysa is a female given name with a few possible origins: I've seen Maysa listed as an Arabic female name; if so, it's possible that it's a variant of Maysoon, which seems to derive from a Persian origin. Its meaning has something to do with beauty, so it can presumably be meant to refer to a… Continue reading Maysa

Female, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Mallory

Mallory comes from an English surname of Norman origin via Old French malheure meaning "unhappy, unlucky", made up from mal (bad) and eur (fortune, chance), essentially meaning "unfortunate". It apparently originated as a nickname for someone who was unfortunate. Though Mallory is popular girl's name, it has had some use as a male name as well. Nicknames: Mal,… Continue reading Mallory

Female, Japanese, M names, Male, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Makoto

Makoto is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: makoto 誠 "sincerity"; makoto 真 "true; reality"; makoto 眞 "truth"; ma 愛 "love, affection" + koto 琴 "harp, koto" (愛琴) *used as a feminine name ma; makoto 真 "true; reality" + koto 琴 "harp, koto" (真琴); There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it's まこと.… Continue reading Makoto