Latin Names

Maccius

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Latin Nautical, Conqueror, Social The Shark Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us or mark-ee-us) is an Old Roman name which is a derivative of Matthew. It was made famous by Titus Maccius Plautus, a comedic Roman playwrite, known simply as ‘Plautus’. He is noted for being the Father of Comedy. Maccius is the […]

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English Names

Macy

Meaning: Gift of God Or possibly: Hill or Weapon Origin: English Light-hearted, Lyrical, Exuberant The Kangaroo Macy is an English name that denotes a family from a place called ‘Massy’ or in some scripts ‘Mascy’. The place name is derived from Latin name Maccius, a variation of Matthew, meaning ‘Gift of God’. Conflicting sources also […]

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French Names

Madelaine

Meaning: Tower Origin: French Athletic, Urbane, Deft The Graceful One Madelaine derives from the original Biblical name Magdalene which means ‘Person from Magdala’. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of Madelaine is ‘Tower’. Madelaine is a French gem with appealing spelling. Similar long names include Magdalena, Gabrielle, Margaretta and Harriet.

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Greek Names Slavic Names Spanish Names

Magdalena

Meaning: Tower Origin: Greek Czech Spanish Polish Alluring, Elegant, Empathique The Free Bird The name Magdalena derives from the term Magdalene, which refers to people from the town of Magdala. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of this name is ‘Tower’. Magdalena originates from Greece, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Poland (but it is used by […]

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Hebrew Names

Maialen

Meaning: Tower Origin: Hebrew Leader, Fresh Faced, Love The Trendsetter The Hebrew name Maialen, is a variation of Magdalene. Magdalene means ‘From Magdala’ the town, and Magdala means ‘Tower’. It can be pronounced as either m-EYE-ah-len or MAY-ah-len, and I honestly can’t choose which I prefer better. I am partial to variant spelling of Maialin, […]

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Nordic Names

Mairiis

Meaning: Sugary Origin: Finnish (presumed) Strong, Talented, Fun The Reindeer Mairiis (pronounced MY-reece) is presumably derived from Finnish name Mairea, which means ‘Sugary’. This post on Mairiis is inspired by Mairiis ‘Mossy’ Kilcher and her appearance on Alaska the Last Frontier. What a fantastic name gem, and Mossy also is such a beautiful nature name. […]

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German Names Greek Names Nordic Names Slavic Names

Maja

Meaning: Bitterness Mother Origin: German Slovene, Croatian Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Greek Fortuitous, Calm, Golden The Cloud Walker Maja is known to be pronounced in many ways, including MAY-ah, MY-ah, Mah-ha and MAH-zjha. It is thought to be a diminutive of two different names, hence the dual meaning and many heritages. Firstly it is short for […]

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Oceanic Names

Mallee

Meaning: Thicket Origin: Indigenous Australian Spontaneous, Casual, Attentive The Echidna Mallee (pronounced as m-ALLEY) is an Indigenous Australian word name that means ‘thicket’ or ‘scrub’. It is the name of a rural region in Australian states Victoria and South Australia within which a multi-stemmed Eucalyptus tree grows – the Mallee tree. Mallee has a bright […]

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French Names

Manon

Meaning: Bitterness Tower Origin: French Eclectic, Brave, Commited The Cowgirl The French name Manon (pronounced ma-no or ma-KNOWN) derives from Marie – ultimately originating from the original Hebrew name Maryam, meaning ‘Bitterness’. This is the same thread that the name Mary comes from, Manon is also considered a diminutive of Madeline, which derives from Magdalene, […]

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Italian Names Mythological Names

Marcella

Meaning: God of War Warlike Origin: Italian Serene, Svelte, Willowy The Reed Marcella is the Italian feminine variant of Marcello, deriving from Latin – Marcus and English – Mark. All of these names stem from the Roman god Mars, and mean ‘god of War‘ or ‘Warlike’. Nicknames such as Marcy and Ella are a given. […]

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Greek Names

Margaretta

Meaning: Pearl Origin: Greek Elegant, Cultured, Serene The Masterpiece The name Margaretta is a Greek variation of the French Marguerite, German Margarethe and of course the English Margaret. All of which emerged from the original Latin Margarita meaning ‘Pearl’. Sweet shortened forms include Gretta or Maretta, the later sounding delicate, refined and oozing ethnicity. Similar […]

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Greek Names Latin Names

Maria

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Latin Brave, Strong, Hopeful The Workhorse The name Maria came about as a Latin variation of Maryam, ultimately deriving from the Hebrew name Miriam, which means ‘Bitterness’. Miriam, the woman from the Old Testament of the Bible, was Moses sister. She was born during the Israelites time of slavery in Egypt, thus […]

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English Names Low Lands Names Mythological Names

Mark

Meaning: God of War Warlike Origin: English Dutch Sharp, Defined, Meticulous The Lion Mark is an English and Dutch name that derives from Latin name: Marcus. It means ‘god of War’, stemming from the Roman god Mars. It is also considered to mean ‘Warlike’. It is renowned for being the name of the second gospel […]

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Oceanic Names

Marrakai

Meaning: Bitter River Origin: Indigenous Australian Athletic, Elegant, Dimpled The Guineafowl Marrakai is an Indigenous Australian name, which is also the name of a place in the Northern Territory of Australia. It was created by amalgamating the colloquial form of Mary – ‘Marra’, and ‘Kie’ the Indigenous Australian word for river. The name Marrakai is […]

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English Names

Mary

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Hopeful, Profound, Adorned The Flower The name Mary is the English variant of the Latin/Greek name Maria. Both of these derive from the Hebrew Maryam (more commonly spelled Miriam) which means ‘Bitterness’. Mary is well known for being the Virgin mother of Jesus Christ in the Bible, and being the patron […]

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French Names

Massé

Meaning: Gift of God, Person from Massy Origin: French Pleasant, Mellifluent, Obedient The Robin Massé is a French name denoting a family from a place called ‘Massy’ or in some scripts ‘Mascy’. The place name derived from Latin Maccius, a variation of Matthew, meaning ‘Gift of God’. Other variations of Massé include the English and […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Massey

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Scottish Strong, Bold, Resilient The Camel Massey is a name of English and Scottish heritage, it evolved from Maccius (pronounced MAX-ee-us, yeah, how cool is that) which is a Latin name. Villiages and regions in France came to be named Massy or sometimes Mascy, as a result of settlers […]

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Slavic Names

Matici

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Serbian, Croatian Visionary, Intelligent, Rational The Monkey Matići is a Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian place name, it derives from Mathaeus, from Matthew. Pronounced mat-iss-EYE or mat-ISS-ee, this definitely walks down the line of unique and unconventional. I personally love the sound, and the ‘ć’, it stands out! Which is something […]

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German Names Low Lands Names

Matthea

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: German Dutch Original, Creative, Graceful The Swan Pronounced as mah-TIA, this name is gorgeous and has a rich heritage in the English and Hebrew name Matthew from which it derives. Nicknames include Mattie and Tia, and helps this cultured name fit well with other popular choices such as Mia, Olivia, […]

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English Names Hebrew Names

Matthew

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Hebrew Fervid, Brazen, Irrepressible The Ange; Matthew in the Bible is one of the twelve disciples, or, apostles. He is also known by the name Levi, and was the son of Alphaeus. He wrote the first book of the New Testament, detailing the events of Jesus life. Matthew is a variant […]

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Metalaxyl

Meaning: Wood, Wine & Sharp Vinegar Origin: Scientific English Direct, Purist, Lover of Summer The Boar The name Metalaxyl was created to name a Fungicide that treats root disease in crops. The name is suspected to derive from the Greek root word: methu Wine and Latin root word: acetum Vinegar But despite its scientific creation, […]

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Hebrew Names

Miri

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Hebrew Winsome, Charming, Meek The Mother Miri is a Hebrew name, short for Miriam, the modern variation of the original Maryam which means ‘Bitterness’. Miriam was a character in the old testament in the Bible, the sister of Moses and Aaron, and a prophetess. Miri is similar to names Syri, Vissi and […]

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