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

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 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

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)      

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

Kin/Family, M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Maddox

Maddox comes from a Welsh surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of Madoc", Madoc being a Welsh male name of uncertain meaning. It could possibly be derived from Welsh mad meaning “fortunate, lucky; good” via Proto-Brythonic *mad (good) from Proto-Celtic *matis which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. According to Welsh folklore, there was a Welsh prince (Madog ab Owain Gwynedd) who apparently set… Continue reading Maddox