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…

Matthias

Matthias is a male given name, a variant of Matthew which comes from Hebrew Mattityahu meaning “gift of Yahweh” made up from matan (gift) and yah, the contracted form of Yahweh. Matthias is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew   Variants: Matthew (English) Mathew (English) Matthaios (Biblical Greek) Matthias (English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Biblical Greek) Matia (Basque) Mattanyahu (Biblical…

Marius

Marius comes from a Roman family name which can either be used as a masculine form of Maria (the Latin form of Hebrew name 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…

Misha

Misha is a Russian male diminutive of Mikhail, the Russian, Belarusian, and Bulgarian form of Michael meaning “who is like God?”, a rhetorical question implying there is no one like God. Although used strictly a male name in Russia, it has had some use as a female given name in the United States. Misha is also a Japanese…

Madigan

Madigan comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Madagáin meaning “descendant of Madagán”, the latter a variant of Madadhán meaning “little dog” made up from Irish madadh (dog) combined with a diminutive suffix -an. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Montgomery

Montgomery comes from an English surname, a locational surname meaning “Gumarich’s mountain”, Gumarich meaning a Germanic personal name meaning “man ruler” or “ruler of man”, made up from Germanic elements guma (man) and ric (power, rule). Nicknames: Monty/Montie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Montgomerie (English)  

Mattia

Mattia is an Italian male name, the Italian form of Matthias which comes from Matthew meaning meaning “gift of Yahweh” which derives from Hebrew Mattityahu. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Matteo (Italian) Matthew (English) Mathew (English) Matthaios (Biblical Greek) Matthias (English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Biblical Greek) Matia (Basque) Mattanyahu (Biblical Hebrew) Matthithyahu (Biblical Hebrew) Mattityahu (Biblical Hebrew) Mattheus…

Mahmoud

Mahmoud is an Arabic male name, a variant transcription of Mahmud meaning “praiseworthy”, derived from the same root word as Muhammad. Mahmoud is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Mahmud (Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay) Mahmood (Arabic) Makhmud (Uzbek, Kazakh, Chechen) Mahmut (Turkish) Mehmood (Urdu) Mehmud (Urdu) Mehmet (Uyghur)   Female…

Merlin

Merlin is a key figure in Arthurian legend, a sorcerer who is Arthur’s closest adviser and ally. It comes from Welsh Myrddin meaning “sea fortress” made up from Proto-Celtic elements *mori (sea) and *dūnom (stronghold, rampart). The name was Latinized into Merlinus by Geoffrey of Monmouth because its regular form, Merdinus, was similar to the Anglo-Norman word merde that meant excrement. Myrrdin Wyllt is…