Midian

Midian is the name of a place in the Bible and the Quran, named after Midian, the son of Abraham and Keturah. The name means "strife" from Hebrew madon מדון (strife) via root word din מדון (to judge; law). Midian also seems to be a Hebrew surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Semitic VAriants: Midyan (Hebrew) Madyan (Arabic) Madiám (Greek) Madian (Italian, …

Muse

Muse is a word that refers to a source of inspiration, someone or something that inspires an artist, writer, thinker or any creative endeavor. It comes from the Muses, nine goddesses in Greek mythology who inspired the arts, literature, science, and music, the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne (the Titaness of memory): Calliope(the goddess of epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato …

Mishal

Mishal (مشعل) is an Arabic unisex name meaning "torch" which derives from an Arabic root word related to flames. It's also used as a given name in India. Mishaal (مشاعل) is a plural form of the name, also used as a unisex name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Mishaal (Arabic) Mashal (Arabic) Mashaal (Arabic) Mashael (Arabic)    

Merritt

Merritt comes from an English surname, a variant of Merriott, meaning "boundary gate" or "gate at the boundary", made up from Old English elements mǣre (boundary, border) and geat (gate). It's also possible that the name may have originated from Mariot, an Old English diminutive of Mary, the English form of Hebrew female name Miriam, a name of unknown meaning though possible meanings ascribed to it are …

Makani

Makani is a Hawaiian unisex name meaning "wind". Makani is also a surname with either Arabic, African, or Indian roots. Origin: Hawaiian  

Māui

Māui is the name of an island, part of the Hawaiian islands and the second largest island. The island was named after the son of the man who first discovered the island, who was in turn named after the demigod. In Hawaiian and Polynesian mythology, Māui is a demigod as well as a trickster who created the …

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)      

Mithian

Mithian is the name of a town in Cornwall (Mydhyan in Cornish). The etymology behind it is unknown. Origin: Cornish Variants: Mithien Mithyan Methyan Methean Mydyan Midhyan Mydhyan    

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, …

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. …

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 …

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 …