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  1. MARCY: English pet form of Roman Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  2. MARE: Latin name meaning "sea." Compare with another form of Mare.
  3. MAREE: English variant spelling of French Marie, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  4. MARGARET: English form of French Marguerite, meaning "pearl."
  5. MARGARITA: Latin form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  6. MARGE: Short form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  7. MARGERY: Medieval form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  8. MARGIE: Pet form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  9. MARGO: English variant spelling of French Margot, meaning "pearl."
  10. MARGOT: Pet form of French Marguerite, meaning "pearl."
  11. MARIA (Greek: Μαρία): 
    1. Greek form of Hebrew Miryam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the mother of Jesus and a sister of Lazarus
    2. Latin form of Greek or Aramaic Mariam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  12. MARIABELLA: English compound name composed of Latin Maria "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion," and Bella "God is my oath" or "beautiful."
  13. MARIAH
    1. English variant spelling of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
    2. Variant spelling of English Moriah, meaning "chosen by God." 
  14. MARIAN: Medieval variant spelling of French Marion, meaning "little rebel." Compare with masculine Marian.
  15. MARIANA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Marianus, meaning "like Marius."
  16. MARIANNE: French form of Latin Marianna, meaning "like Marius."
  17. MARIE: French form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  18. MARIEL: English variant spelling of French Marielle, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  19. MARIELLE: Pet form of French Marie, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  20. MARIGOLD: English name derived from the flower name, composed of the name Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and the word "gold."
  21. MARILENA: Elaborated form of English Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  22. MARILENE: Elaborated form of English Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  23. MARILOU: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Lou "famous warrior." 
  24. MARILYN: Modern English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion," and Lyn "lake," hence "rebel-lake."
  25. MARILYNN: Variant spelling of English Marilyn, meaning "rebel-lake."
  26. MARINA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Marinus, meaning "of the sea."
  27. MARINDA: Perhaps a transposed form of English Miranda, meaning "admirable."
  28. MARIS: English religious name derived from the last element of a title of the Virgin Mary, stella maris, "star of the sea," hence "of the sea." Compare with masculine Maris.
  29. MARISA
    1. Modern elaborated form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
    2. Variant spelling of English Marissa, meaning "of the sea."
  30. MARISE: Variant spelling of English Marissa, meaning "of the sea." 
  31. MARISELA: Elaborated form of English Maris, meaning "of the sea."
  32. MARISSA: Modern English name derived from Latin maris, meaning "of the sea."
  33. MARJE: Variant spelling of English Marge, meaning "pearl."
  34. MARJETA: Slovene form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  35. MARJORIE: Variant spelling of English Margery, meaning "pearl."
  36. MARJORY: Variant spelling of English Marjorie, meaning "pearl."
  37. MARLA: English pet form of Latin Marlena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  38. MARLEE: Variant spelling of English Marlie, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  39. MARLEEN: English variant form of Latin Marlena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  40. MARLENA: Contracted form of Latin Maria Magdalena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  41. MARLENE: German form of Latin Marlena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  42. MARLEY: Variant spelling of English Marlie, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  43. MARLIE: Pet form of English Marleen, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  44. MARLY: Variant spelling of English Marlie, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  45. MARLYN: Contracted form of English Marilyn, meaning "rebel-lake."
  46. MARNI: English pet form of Roman Latin Marina, meaning "of the sea."
  47. MARNIE: Variant spelling of English Marni, meaning "of the sea."
  48. MARSHA: English variant spelling of Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  49. MARSHAN: Modern English blend of Marsha "defense" or "of the sea" and Anne "favor; grace."
  50. MARTA: Italian and Spanish form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  51. MARTHA (Hebrew: מַרְתָּה, Aramaic: מַרְתָּא, Greek: Μάρθα): Greek name of Aramaic origin, meaning "lady, mistress." In the bible, this is the name of a sister of Lazarus.
  52. MARTINA: Feminine form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars." 
  53. MARVA: Feminine form of English Marvin, meaning "marrow-eminent." 
  54. MARY: Middle English form of French Marie (Greek & Latin Maria), meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the mother of Jesus and a sister of Lazarus
  55. MARYANN: Variant spelling of English Maryanne, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "favor/grace."
  56. MARYANNA: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Anna "favor; grace."
  57. MARYANNE: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Anne "favor; grace."
  58. MARYBETH: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Beth "God is my oath." 
  59. MARYLOU: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Lou "famous warrior." 
  60. MARYLU: Variant spelling of English Marylou, a compound name meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "famous warrior."
  61. MARYLYN: Variant spelling of English Marilyn, meaning "rebel-lake."
  62. MARYVONNE: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Yvonne "yew tree." 
  63. MATHILDA
    1. Latin form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle." 
    2. Scandinavian form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle." 
  64. MATILDA
    1. English form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle." 
    2. Variant spelling of Scandinavian Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle." 
  65. MATTIE: Pet form of English Matilda, meaning "mighty in battle." Compare with masculine Mattie.
  66. MATTY: Variant spelling of English Mattie, meaning "mighty in battle." Compare with masculine Matty.
  67. MAUD: English form of French Maude, meaning "mighty in battle." Compare with another form of Maud.
  68. MAUDE: Pet form of Norman French Mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle."
  69. MAUDIE: Pet form of English Maud, meaning "mighty in battle."
  70. MAULD: Middle English form of Norman French Mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle."
  71. MAURA: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Máire, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." Compare with another form of Maura.
  72. MAUREEN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Máirín, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  73. MAURENE: Variant spelling of English Maureen, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  74. MAURINE: Variant spelling of English Maureen, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  75. MAVIS: English bird name, meaning "song thrush."
  76. MAVREENA: Variant spelling of English Maureen, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  77. MAXENE: Variant spelling of English Maxine, meaning either "the greatest rival" or "the stream of Mack." 
  78. MAXINE: Feminine form of English Max, meaning either "the greatest rival" or "the stream of Mack." 
  79. MAY
    1. English name sometimes given to baby girls born in the month of May which was named after the Greek goddess Maia, meaning "nursing mother." 
    2. Pet form of English Margaret "pearl" and Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  80. MAYBELLE: Elaborated form of English Mabel, meaning "lovable."
  81. MAYBELLINE: Pet form of English Mabel, meaning "lovable."
  82. MAYME: Variant spelling of English Mamie, a pet form of both Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Margaret "pearl." 
  83. MAYRA: Elaborated form of English May, a pet form of English Margaret "pearl" and Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  84. MCKAYLA: Variant spelling of English Michaela, meaning "who is like God?"
  85. MCKENNA: Irish and Scottish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha, meaning "son of Cionaodh," hence "born of fire."
  86. MCKENZIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Mackenzie, meaning "comely, finely made."
  87. MEAD: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, denoting someone who "lives by a meadow." 
  88. MEADE: Variant spelling of English unisex Mead, meaning "lives by a meadow."
  89. MEADOW: English name derived from the vocabulary word, "meadow."
  90. MEAGAN: Modern English form of Welsh Megan, meaning "pearl."
  91. MEAVE: Variant spelling of English Maeve, meaning "intoxicating." 
  92. MEED: Variant spelling of English unisex Mead, meaning "lives by a meadow."
  93. MEG: Pet form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  94. MEGAN: Pet form of Welsh Mared, meaning "pearl." 
  95. MEGGIE: Pet form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  96. MEL: Unisex short form of English names beginning with Mel-.
  97. MELANIE: English form of French Mélanie, meaning "black, dark." 
  98. MELANTHA: English name thought to probably be an elaborated form of the Greek word anthos, meaning "flower." 
  99. MELANY: Variant spelling of English Melanie, meaning "black, dark."
  100. MELBA: From the surname of a 19th century singer who took the name from the city of her birth, Melbourne, Australia, meaning "mill stream."
  101. MELIA: Short form of English Amelia, meaning "work."
  102. MELICENT: Variant spelling of English Millicent, meaning "strong worker."
  103. MELINDA: Modern English compound name composed of Mel- (from Melissa ("sweet") or Melanie "black, dark") and Linda "serpent," hence "black/dark serpent" or "sweet serpent." 
  104. MELIORA: Modern English name derived from the Latin word meliora, meaning "always improving."
  105. MELISA: English variant spelling of Greek Melissa, meaning "honey-sap."
  106. MELISSA (Μέλισσα): Greek name derived from the word melissa, meaning "honey-sap." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who cared for Zeus in his infancy.
  107. MELLE: Breton form of English Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
  108. MELLONY: Variant spelling of English Melanie, meaning "black, dark." 
  109. MELODY: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "melody."
  110. MELVA: Feminine form of English Melvin, meaning "bad settlement." 
  111. MELVEEN: Feminine form of English Melvin, meaning "bad settlement." 
  112. MELYSSA: Modern English variant spelling of Greek Melissa, meaning "honey-sap."
  113. MERCEDES: Spanish name derived from a title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes ("Mary of Mercies"), meaning "mercies."
  114. MERCIA: Latin form of English Mercy, meaning "mercy."
  115. MERCY: English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "forgiveness, mercy."
  116. MEREDITH: English unisex name derived from Welsh Meredydd, probably meaning "sea day" or "sea sun."
  117. MERIDETH: Feminine variant of English unisex Meredith, meaning "sea day" or "sea sun."
  118. MERIEL: Variant spelling of English Muriel, meaning "sea-bright."
  119. MERILYN: Variant spelling of English Marilyn, meaning "rebel-lake."
  120. MERIT: Compare with another form of Merit.
    1. English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Latin meritus, meaning "deserving." 
    2. Variant spelling of English unisex Merritt, meaning "boundary gate."
  121. MERIWETHER: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from a byname for someone having a sunny disposition, composed of the Middle English elements merry "cheerful, lively" and wether "weather," hence "cheerful weather."
  122. MERLA: Feminine form of English unisex Merle, meaning "blackbird."
  123. MERLE: English unisex name, derived from the Old French word merle, meaning "blackbird." It first came to public notice in the 1930s with the actress Merle Oberon, and is mostly given to girls.
  124. MERLETTA: Feminine pet form of English unisex Merle, meaning "blackbird."
  125. MERLYN: Unisex form of English Merlin, meaning "sea fort."
  126. MERRILL: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from the personal name Meriel, meaning "sea-bright."
  127. MERRILYN: Variant spelling of English Marilyn, meaning "rebel-lake."
  128. MERRITT: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the Old English term moere gaet, meaning "boundary gate." 
  129. MERRY: Originally a form of English Mercy "forgiveness, mercy," today it this name is usually chosen form its association with the word "cheerful" and "jolly." 
  130. MERYL: Variant spelling of English unisex Merrill, meaning "sea-bright."
  131. MERYLE: Variant spelling of English unisex Merrill, meaning "sea-bright."
  132. MICHAELA: Feminine form of English Michael, meaning "who is like God?"
  133. MICHAL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Miykal, meaning "who is like God." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of king Saul. Compare with masculine Michal.
  134. MICHAYLA: Variant spelling of English Michaela, meaning "who is like God?"
  135. MICHELLE: Feminine form of French Michel, meaning "who is like God?"
  136. MICHELYNE: English variant spelling of French Micheline, meaning "who is like God?"
  137. MICKEY: Unisex pet form of English Michael and Michaela, both meaning "who is like God?"
  138. MIDGE: Variant spelling of English Madge, meaning "pearl."
  139. MIGNON: English name derived from the French word mignon, meaning "charming, delicate, pretty." 
  140. MIGNONETTE: English name derived from a diminutive form of the French word mignon ("charming, delicate, pretty"), hence "little delicate one." 
  141. MIKAYLA: Variant spelling of English Michaela, meaning "who is like God?"
  142. MIKKI: Pet form of English Michaela, meaning "who is like God?"
  143. MILDRED: Modern spelling of Middle English Mildredd, meaning "gentle strength."
  144. MILDREDD: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Mildryth, meaning "gentle strength."
  145. MILDRETH: Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Mildryth, meaning "gentle strength."
  146. MILICENT: Variant spelling of English Milisent, meaning "strong worker."
  147. MILISENT: English variant spelling of Norman French Melisent, meaning "strong worker."
  148. MILLA: English short form of Roman Latin Camilla, possibly meaning "attendant (for a temple)."
  149. MILLESANT: Variant spelling of English Milisent, meaning "strong worker."
  150. MILLICENT: Variant spelling of English Milicent, meaning "strong worker."

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