Magda

Magda is a Scandinavian short form of Magdalena, a Latinate form of Magdalene, originally a title meaning “of Magdala” in reference to someone who came from the town or village of Magdala, originally located at the Sea of Galilee. Magdala comes from Hebrew migdal meaning “tower”. Origin: Hebrew  

Meg

Meg is a medieval diminutive of Margaret, as well as a nickname for Megan, both of which derive from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Meg could also be used as a nickname for names beginning with Meg such as Megaera or Megawati. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Meggie (English)  

Musetta

Musetta seems to be the Latinate form of French Musette, which is the name of a small kind of bagpipe, a diminutive of muse via Old French muser (to ponder; to think about), of uncertain origin though possibly deriving from Medieval Latin museum (muzzle, snout) from a PIE root word. Musette also refers to a small bag or knapsack with…

Melati

Melati is an Indonesian and Malay female name meaning “jasmine” which derives from Sanskrit malati मालती. Origin: Sanskrit  

Medina

Medina is the name of a city in Saudi Arabia and is considered a holy site by Muslims, as well as the burial site of the prophet Muhammad. It comes from Arabic al-madina الْمَدِينَة meaning “the city”. Medina is also a Spanish and Sephardic Jewish surname, a locational name for someone who came from any of several places called…

Martha

Martha is a female given name meaning “lady, mistress”, the feminine form of Aramaic martā מרתא (lady, mistress; ruler), the feminine form of mar (lord, master). Nicknames: Martita (Spanish), Mártuska (Hungarian), Matty (Medieval English) Origin: Aramaic Variants: Marta (Swedish, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Swedish, Icelandic, Latvian, Georgian) Marfa…

Meggie

Meggie is a diminutive form of Margaret or Megan, both of which derive from Ancient Greek margarítēs meaning “pearl” ultimately derived from Sanskrit manyari. Origin: Sanskrit Variants: Meggy (English) Megan (Welsh, English) Meghan (English) Meaghan (English) Meagan (English) Maegan (English) Maeghan (English) Margaret (English) Marjorie (English) Marjory (English) Margery (English) Margarita (Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Late Roman, Greek) Margarid (Armenian)…

Melia

Melia is the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the god Oceanus, as well as the name of several figures in Greek mythology; the Meliae are a group of nymphs of the ash tree (also known as the Meliades). The name means “ash tree” from Ancient Greek, a derivative of meli (honey). Melia is also the name…

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…