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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Slavic Names

Maciej

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Polish Spontaneous, Thinker, Outside the Square The Astronomer The Polish name Maciej (pronounced ma-chay) is a variant of Matthew – meaning ‘Gift of God’. Matthew has so many variations it is crazy, but they are all so alluring. Some of my favourites include Matthea, Matevos, Matići and Matviy. Maciej reminds […]

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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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Celtic Names Nordic Names Oceanic Names

Maili

Meaning: Bitterness Vine or Pebble Origin: Irish Finnish Hawaiian Fast, Friendly, Educated The Mountain Ranger The name Maili has two possible origins. The first is being an Irish and Finnish diminutive of the Hebrew name Mary – meaning ‘Bitterness’. It is pronounced MAY-lee. Secondly it is said to be a Hawaiian name that means either […]

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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

Makani

Meaning: Wind Origin: Hawaiian Graceful, Needed, Passionate The Scientist The Hawaiian name Makani is stunning and powerful. It means ‘Wind’. Makani blends nicely with names Ciara, Navarra, Katalini and Marrakai. Inspired by reality TV star Makani Nalu (born as Natalie Paul), who competed in Stranded With A Million Dollars and Naked and Afraid.

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Nordic Names

Malin

Meaning: Tower Origin: Norwegian Swedish Fierce, Yearning, Fighter The Unicorn The Nordic name Malin is a variation of the original name Magdalene (from Magdala) – Magdala means ‘Tower’, hence the invisible meaning of Malin is ‘Tower’. Other variants of Magdalene include, Maja, Maialen and Madelaine.Inspired by actress Malin Akerman, this name reminds me of Marin, […]

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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 ‘Scrubby Area’. It is the name of a rural region in the Australian states of Victoria and South Australia, within which a multi-stemmed Eucalyptus tree grows – the Mallee tree. Mallee […]

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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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French Names Slavic Names

Marin

Meaning: Of the Sea Origin: Serbian Croatian Macedonian Bulgarian Romanian French Defined, Admired, Clear of Mind The Navigator Marin, This Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian and also French name means ‘of the sea’. It is a diminutive of full name Marinus and has sweet feminine variations Marina and Marine. This name is made famous by […]

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Spanish Names

Marisa

Meaning: Bitter Battle Origin: Spanish Portuguese Pleasant, Kind, Gilded The Lioness The name Marisa (pronounced ma-REECE-ah) is a Spanish/Portuguese contraction of Maria and Luisa. Maria means “Bitterness” and Luisa means “Famous Battle”, giving Marisa the interpretation “Bitter Battle”. Marisa is beautiful and elegant, it reminds me of Mariana, Mairiis and Annelies.

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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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Baltic Names

Matīss

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: Latvian Logical, Darling, Well Liked The Culinary Master The Latvian name Matīss is a variation of Matthew – meaning ‘Gift of God’. Matīss has other variants such as Matići, Matevos, Matviy, Matthias, Matteo and Maciej. They all have such a strong and dominant appeal to them. Some other alternative names […]

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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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Celtic Names English Names

Maverick

Meaning: Gallant Hero Origin: English Irish Welsh Bold, Fashionable, Un-conformed The Mustang The name Maverick is a word name that means ‘Gallant Hero’. Maverick is a English/Celtic name, that I totally adore, it has been one of my favourites for a while now. I particularly love it as an option for a girl after hearing […]

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Celtic Names English Names

Mercer

Meaning: Textile Worker Origin: English Scottish Daring, Gifted, Visionary The Falcon The meaning of the name Mercer is an English and Scottish occupational name used for a textile worker, often who works with more expensive fabrics. Derived from the French word Mercier, or Latin Mercarius or Merx (two very competitive alternative naming options too I […]

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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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Low Lands Names

Mieke

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Dutch Cheeky, Grinning, Always Fun The Cheerleader The Dutch name Mieke (MEE-kah) is a variation of Maria (originally from Maryam) – meaning ‘Bitterness’. Even though it has such an unfortunate meaning, Mieke is a jet-setting name with feelings of confidence and conviviality. It fits well with Miri (coincidently of the exact same […]

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Italian Names Slavic Names

Milana

Meaning: Sweet and Beloved Gracious Inner Sanctuary Origin: Russian Czech Italian Fashionable, Deep, Sultry The one who dances in the rain The name Milana has three potential origins and meanings. The first being from Russia, and meaning ‘Sweet and Beloved’. Secondly it could be originally Czech and mean ‘Gracious’. The third is that it derives […]

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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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English Names

Molly

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Charming, Quick, Sweet The Dairy Maid The meaning of the name Molly is “Bitterness”. Molly originated from ‘Maili‘, a Gaelic nickname for the Hebrew name Mary. The version we see today is the English version of that nickname. If the meaning really bothers you, Molly is also known to be short for […]

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English Names

Mossy

Meaning: Like Velvet Origin: English Benevolent, Nimble, Tender-Hearted The Gardener The English word name Mossy means ‘Like Velvet’. In language it is used to describe something covered in moss, or something that feels like moss – or feels velvety. Names like Mossy could include Molly, Mulberry, Milly, Maili, Flossy/Floss (a name of its own or […]

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English Names

Mulberry

Meaning:SensuousOrigin:English Generous, Athletic, Well Spoken The Nanny The meaning of the name Mulberry is “Sensuous”.  Mulberry is a nature name, being that of a tree and the berry that it produces. A new age ‘hippiesque’ name that is organic and free spirited with classic roots. The nickname Molly makes it very useable. Mulberry comes from […]

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English Names

Mustang

Meaning: Masterless Origin: English Fearless, Loyal, Going Places The Pioneer The name Mustang derives from the Spanish word Mostrenco – meaning ‘Masterless’ or ‘Wild’. It is a term used for the wild horses in America. Mustang as a name is wild and free, new and untamed, and it feels good. Reminiscent of horse names such […]

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