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)      

Cornish, Female, M names, Male, Place names, Unisex

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    

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

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

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… Continue reading Mirabeau

Animals, Female, M names, Male, Nature, Pine Marten, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

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… Continue reading Marlow

Elements, Female, Hebrew, M names, Male, Nickname names, Physical Attributes, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

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… Continue reading Misha

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

Mackenzie

Mackenzie comes from a Scottish surname, an anglicized form of Mac Coinnich meaning "son of Coinneach", the latter a Scottish Gaelic name meaning "handsome, fair, beautiful". Nicknames: Mack, Mac, Kenzie/Kenzi, Kensi Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Gaelic Variants: Makenzie (English) Mckenzie (English) McKenzie (English, Scottish) MacKenzie (English, Scottish)  

Egyptian, Female, Greek mythology, M names, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Place names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Memphis

Memphis is the name of an ancient city in Egypt, the Greek form of Egyptian mn-nfr (which became Menfe in Coptic). It means "enduring and beautiful" made up from Egyptian mn (to endure) and nfr(w) (beauty; perfection"). Memphis is also the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, the daughter of the river Nile for which the city… Continue reading Memphis