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  1. 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.
  2. MARISA
    1. Modern elaborated form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
    2. Variant spelling of English Marissa, meaning "of the sea."
  3. MARISE: Variant spelling of English Marissa, meaning "of the sea." 
  4. MARISELA: Elaborated form of English Maris, meaning "of the sea."
  5. MARISKA: Pet form of Hungarian Mária, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  6. MARISOL: Spanish compound name composed of María "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Sol "sun," hence "rebellious-sun."
  7. MARISSA: Modern English name derived from Latin maris, meaning "of the sea."
  8. MARIT: Norwegian and Swedish form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  9. MARITA: Pet form of Spanish María, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  10. MARITTA: Finnish form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  11. MARITXU: Basque form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  12. MARITZA: Pet form of Spanish María, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  13. MARIYA (Мари́я): Russian form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  14. MARJA: Dutch and Finnish form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  15. MARJAANA: Finnish form of Greek Mariam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  16. MARJAN: Dutch form of Latin Marianna, meaning "like Marius."
  17. MARJANA: Slovene form of Latin Mariana, meaning "like Marius."
  18. MARJANI: African Swahili name meaning "coral."
  19. MARJATTA: Finnish pet form of Dutch/Finnish Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  20. MARJE: Variant spelling of English Marge, meaning "pearl."
  21. MARJETA: Slovene form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  22. MARJO: Finnish form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  23. MARJOLAINE: French spice name meaning "marjoram."
  24. MARJOLEIN: Variant spelling of Dutch Marjolijn, meaning "marjoram."
  25. MARJOLIJN: Dutch form of French Marjolaine, meaning "marjoram."
  26. MARJORIE: Variant spelling of English Margery, meaning "pearl."
  27. MARJORY: Variant spelling of English Marjorie, meaning "pearl."
  28. MARJUKKA: Finnish pet form of Dutch/Finnish Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  29. MARJUT: Finnish pet form of Dutch/Finnish Marja, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  30. MARKÉTA: Czech and Slovak form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  31. MARKETTA: Finnish form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  32. MARKRID: Armenian form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
  33. MARLA: English pet form of Latin Marlena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  34. MARLEE: Variant spelling of English Marlie, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  35. MARLEEN: English variant form of Latin Marlena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  36. MARLENA: Contracted form of Latin Maria Magdalena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  37. MARLENE: German form of Latin Marlena, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  38. MARLEY: Variant spelling of English Marlie, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  39. MARLIE: Pet form of English Marleen, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  40. MARLIS: Contracted form of German Maria Liese, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "God is my oath." 
  41. MARLOES: Contracted form of Dutch Maria Loes, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "famous warrior." 
  42. MARLY: Variant spelling of English Marlie, meaning "rebel of Magdala." 
  43. MARLYN: Contracted form of English Marilyn, meaning "rebel-lake."
  44. MARMAR: Armenian name meaning "marble."
  45. MARNA: Swedish form of Roman Latin Marina, meaning "of the sea."
  46. MARNI: English pet form of Roman Latin Marina, meaning "of the sea."
  47. MARNINA (מַרְנִינָה): Hebrew name meaning "rejoice."
  48. MARNIE: Variant spelling of English Marni, meaning "of the sea."
  49. MARQUITA: Latin form of French Marquite, meaning "awning, canopy." 
  50. MARQUITE: French name meaning "awning, canopy."
  51. MARSAILI: Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  52. MARSHA: English variant spelling of Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  53. MARSHAN: Modern English blend of Marsha "defense" or "of the sea" and Anne "favor; grace."
  54. MÁRTA: Hungarian form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  55. MÄRTA: Swedish form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  56. MARTA: Italian and Spanish form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  57. MARTE: Scandinavian form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  58. 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.
  59. MARTHE: French and German form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  60. MARTINA: Feminine form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars." 
  61. MARTINE: French feminine form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars." 
  62. MARTIÑE: Basque feminine form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars." 
  63. MARTIRIO: Spanish name meaning "martyrdom."
  64. MARTITA: Spanish pet form of Italian/Spanish Marta, meaning "lady, mistress."
  65. MARTIXA: Basque form of Spanish Martina, meaning "of/like Mars." 
  66. MARTTA: Finnish form of Greek Martha, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  67. MÁRTUSKA: Pet form of Hungarian Márta, meaning "lady, mistress." 
  68. MARTYNA: Feminine form of Polish Martyn, meaning "of/like Mars."
  69. MARVA: Feminine form of English Marvin, meaning "marrow-eminent." 
  70. MARVA (מַרְוָה): Hebrew name derived from the name of a "mint" plant.
  71. MARWA (مروة): Arabic name derived from the name of a fragrant herb of ancient continental repute, spoken of in legends as an ingredient in medicine, soups, perfumes and even love potions. It is known in Latin as amaracum, in Greek as amarakos, in English as "sweet marjoram."
  72. 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
  73. MARYA (Маря): Russian form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  74. MARYAM (مريم): Arabic form of Hebrew Miryam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  75. MARYANA: Variant spelling of English Maryanna, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "favor; grace." 
  76. MARYANN: Variant spelling of English Maryanne, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "favor/grace."
  77. MARYANNA: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Anna "favor; grace."
  78. MARYANNE: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Anne "favor; grace."
  79. MARYBETH: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Beth "God is my oath." 
  80. MARYLA: Polish pet form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  81. MARYLOU: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Lou "famous warrior." 
  82. MARYLU: Variant spelling of English Marylou, a compound name meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and "famous warrior."
  83. MARYLYN: Variant spelling of English Marilyn, meaning "rebel-lake."
  84. MARYVONNE: English compound name composed of Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Yvonne "yew tree." 
  85. MARZENA: Polish name meaning "dreamed one." 
  86. MARZIA: Italian form of Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  87. MASA (1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-): Unisex short form of Japanese names beginning with Masa-, meaning 1) "correct, just," 2) "elegant," 3) "flourishing, prosperous" 4) "genuine, true," 5) "governing, political," 6) "military." Compare with strictly masculine Masa.
  88. MASAKO (1-雅子, 2-昌子): Japanese name meaning 1) "elegant child" or 2) "flourishing child."
  89. MASAMI (雅美): Japanese name meaning "elegant beauty."
  90. MASEGO: African Tswana name meaning "blessings."
  91. MASHA (Маша): Pet form of Russian Marya, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  92. MASIKA: Egyptian name meaning "born during rain."
  93. MASOZI: African Tumbuka unisex name meaning "tears."
  94. MASUMI (真澄): Japanese unisex name meaning "true lucidity."
  95. MASUYO (益世): Japanese name meaning "benefit the world."
  96. MATEJA: Feminine form of Slovene Matej, meaning "gift of God."
  97. MATHILDA
    1. Latin form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle." 
    2. Scandinavian form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle." 
  98. MATHILDE
    1. Norman French form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle." 
    2. Danish form of Scandinavian Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle." 
  99. MATHILDIS: Latin form of Gothic Mahthildis, meaning "mighty in battle." 
  100. MATILD: Hungarian form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle."
  101. MATILDA
    1. English form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle." 
    2. Variant spelling of Scandinavian Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle." 
  102. MATILDE
    1. Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle."
    2. Variant spelling of Norman French Mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle."
    3. Variant spelling of Danish Mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle."
  103. MATLEENA: Finnish form of Greek Magdalēnē, meaning "of Magdala."
  104. MATRONA: Latin name meaning "lady." Originally it meant "married, respectable, noble woman." 
  105. MATRYONA (Матрона): Russian form of Latin Matrona, meaning "lady."
  106. MATRYOSHA (Матреша): Pet form of Russian Matryona, meaning "lady."
  107. MATRYOSHKA (Матрешка): Pet form of Russian Matryona, meaning "lady."
  108. MATTHILDUR: Icelandic form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle."
  109. MATTIE: Pet form of English Matilda, meaning "mighty in battle." Compare with masculine Mattie.
  110. MATYLDA: Czech and Polish form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle."
  111. MATTY: Variant spelling of English Mattie, meaning "mighty in battle." Compare with masculine Matty.
  112. MATXALEN: Basque form of Greek Magdalēnē, meaning "of Magdala."
  113. MAUD
    1. English form of French Maude, meaning "mighty in battle."
    2. Medieval German short form of Teutonic Mechthild, meaning "mighty in battle."
  114. MAUDE: Pet form of Norman French Mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle."
  115. MAUDIE: Pet form of English Maud, meaning "mighty in battle."
  116. MAULD: Middle English form of Norman French Mathilde, meaning "mighty in battle."
  117. MAURA
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Máire, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
    2. Feminine form of Italian Mauro, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  118. MAUREEN: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Máirín, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  119. MAURENE: Variant spelling of English Maureen, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  120. MAURINE: Variant spelling of English Maureen, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  121. MAVE: Variant spelling of Irish Maeve, meaning "intoxicating." 
  122. MAVIS: English bird name, meaning "song thrush."
  123. MAVOURNEEN: Irish name derived from the phrase mo múirnín, meaning "my honey, my sweet one."
  124. MAVREENA: Variant spelling of English Maureen, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  125. MAXENE: Variant spelling of English Maxine, meaning either "the greatest rival" or "the stream of Mack." 
  126. MAXIMILIENNE: Feminine form of French Maximilien, meaning "the greatest rival."
  127. MAXINE: Feminine form of English Max, meaning either "the greatest rival" or "the stream of Mack." 
  128. 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."
  129. MAYA (Bulgarian: Майя, Hindi: माया): 
    1. Bulgarian form of Greek Maia, meaning "mother."
    2. Hindi myth name of the mother of Siddhartha, meaning "illusion."
  130. MAYBELLE: Elaborated form of English Mabel, meaning "lovable."
  131. MAYBELLINE: Pet form of English Mabel, meaning "lovable."
  132. MAYLEA: Hawaiian name meaning "wildflower."
  133. MAYME: Variant spelling of English Mamie, a pet form of both Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion" and Margaret "pearl." 
  134. MAYRA: Elaborated form of English May, a pet form of English Margaret "pearl" and Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  135. MAYRANOUSH: Armenian name meaning "sweet mother."
  136. MAYTAL: Variant spelling of Hebrew Meital, meaning "dew drops."
  137. MAYTE: Variant spelling of Spanish Maite, meaning "rebellious-harvester."
  138. MAYUMI (麻弓): Japanese name meaning "true bow (archery)."
  139. MCHUMBA: African Swahili name meaning "sweetheart."
  140. MCKAYLA: Variant spelling of English Michaela, meaning "who is like God?"
  141. 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."
  142. MCKENZIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Mackenzie, meaning "comely, finely made."
  143. MÉABH: Variant form of Irish Gaelic Meadhbh, meaning "intoxicating." In mythology, this is the name of a warrior queen of Connacht, the wife of Ailill.
  144. MEAD: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, denoting someone who "lives by a meadow." 
  145. MEADE: Variant spelling of English unisex Mead, meaning "lives by a meadow."
  146. MEADHBH: Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Medb, meaning "intoxicating." In mythology, this is the name of a warrior queen of Connacht, the wife of Ailill.
  147. MEADOW: English name derived from the vocabulary word, "meadow."
  148. MEAGAN: Modern English form of Welsh Megan, meaning "pearl."
  149. MEAGHAN: Variant spelling of Irish Meghan, meaning "pearl."
  150. MEAVE: Variant spelling of English Maeve, meaning "intoxicating." 

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