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  1. MIŁOGOST: Polish name composed of the Slavic elements mil "favor, grace" and gost "guest," hence "favorable guest" or "graceful guest."
  2. MILON: Diminutive form of Latin Milo ("soldier"), hence "little soldier." Milon is a name celebrated in the ancient British lays; one translated by Marie de France is entitled Lai de Milun.
  3. MILOŠ: Pet form of Czech Miloslav, meaning "favor glory."
  4. MILOSH: Possibly a Romani form of Czech Miloš, meaning "favor glory."
  5. MILOSLAV: Czech form of Polish Miłosław, meaning "favor glory."
  6. MIŁOSŁAW: Polish name composed of the Slavic elements mil "favor, grace" and slav "glory," hence "favor glory."
  7. MIŁOSZ: Pet form of Polish Miłosław, meaning "favor glory."
  8. MILTIADES (Μιλτιάδης): Old Greek name derived from the word miltos, meaning "red earth."
  9. MILTON: English surname transferred to forename use, form the name of various places, most of which were derived from the Old English word mylentun, meaning "mill settlement."
  10. MILUN: French form of Latin Milon, meaning "little soldier." 
  11. MING (1-, 2-): Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "bright, clear" and 2) "engrave."
  12. MINGLI (明立): Chinese name meaning "bright/clear logic."
  13. MINGZHU (明珠): Chinese name meaning "bright/clear pearl."
  14. MINH: Vietnamese name meaning "intelligent."
  15. MINKAH: Egyptian name meaning "justice."
  16. MINNINNEWAH: Native American Cheyenne name meaning "whirlwind."
  17. MINORU (): Japanese name meaning "truth."
  18. MINOS (Μίνως): Greek name possibly derived from an ancient Cretan word for a "king." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa.
  19. MINSHENG: Chinese name meaning "voice of the people."
  20. MINZHE: Chinese name meaning "sensitive and wise."
  21. MIOMIR (Миомир): Serbian name meaning "scent."
  22. MIQUEL: Catalan form of Hebrew Miyka'el, meaning "who is like God?"
  23. MIRAJ (معراج): Arabic name meaning "place of ascent."
  24. MIRČE (Мирче): Slavic name derived from the word mir, meaning "peace." 
  25. MIRCEA: Romanian form of Slavic Mirče, meaning "peace." In use by the Romani.
  26. MIREK: Pet form of Czech Miroslav, meaning "peace-glory."
  27. MIRKO: Pet form of Croatian Emerik, meaning "work-power."
  28. MIRLIND: Albanian name meaning "born well."
  29. MIRO: Short form of Slavic names beginning with Mir-, meaning "peace."
  30. MIRON (Мирон): Russian form of Greek Myron, meaning "myrrh."
  31. MIROSLAV: Czech form of Polish Mirosław, meaning "peace-glory." 
  32. MIROSŁAW: Polish name, composed of the Slavic elements mir "peace" and slav "glory," hence "peace-glory."
  33. MIRRIKH (مريخ): Arabic and Persian name for the planet Mars, possibly meaning "death, slaughter." Also spelled Merikh.
  34. MIRZA (ميرزا): Persian name meaning "prince."
  35. MISHA (Миша): Pet form of Russian Mikhail, meaning "who is like God?"
  36. MISI: Pet form of Hungarian Mihály, meaning "who is like God?"
  37. MIS'ID: Variant form of Arabic Mus'ad, meaning "lucky."
  38. MISKA: Pet form of Hungarian Mihály, meaning "who is like God?"
  39. MISU: Native American Miwok name meaning "rippling brook."
  40. MITCH: Short form of English Mitchell, meaning "who is like God?"
  41. MITCHELL: English surname transferred to forename use, from a medieval form of Michael, meaning "who is like God?" 
  42. MITHRA: Avestan myth name of the son of Ahura Mazda, derived from the proto-Indo-Iranian word *mitra, meaning "contract, covenant, oath, promise, treaty," from the root mi- "to bind," all of which seems to indicate the basic meaning "alliance; contract; a means of binding."
  43. MITICA: Pet form of Romanian Dumitru, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
  44. MITJA: Pet form of Slovene Dimitrij, meaning "loves the earth" or "follower of Demeter."
  45. MITROFAN (Мітрафан): Russian form of Greek Metrophanes, meaning "mother-appearing," probably in the sense "resembles the mother."
  46. MITSUO (光子): Japanese name meaning "shining man."
  47. MITSURU (): Japanese unisex name meaning "full" or " growing."
  48. MITXEL: Basque form of Hebrew Miyka'el, meaning "who is like God?" or literally "El's likeness."
  49. MITYA (Митя): Pet form of Russian Dmitri, meaning "loves the earth."
  50. MIYKA'EL (מִיכָאֵל): Hebrew name meaning "who is like God?" In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the prince of Angels, the first archangel who was closest to God.
  51. MIYKA (מִיכָא): Hebrew name meaning "who is like God?" In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the father of Mattaniah.
  52. MIYKAH (מִיכָה): Hebrew name meaning "who is like God?" In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a minor prophet. The Anglicized form is Michah.
  53. MKHAI: Egyptian name meaning "fight."
  54. MKHITAR: Armenian name meaning "comforter."
  55. MLADEN (Младен): Slavic name derived from the word mlad, meaning "young."
  56. MNASON (Μνάσων): Greek name, possibly meaning "remembering." In the bible, this is the name of a Christian from Cyprus whom Paul stayed with in Jerusalem.
  57. MNATSAGAN: Armenian name meaning "permanent; eternal."
  58. MO: Pet form of English Morris, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor." Compare with feminine Mo.
  59. MOAB: Anglicized form of Hebrew Mowab, meaning "water," i.e. "seed," hence "of his father." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Lot.
  60. MOANA: Hawaiian unisex name meaning "wide expanse of water."
  61. MOCHNI: Native American Hopi name meaning "talking bird."
  62. MODEST (Модест): Russian form of Roman Latin Modestus, meaning "moderate, sober."
  63. MODESTE: French form of Roman Latin Modestus, meaning "moderate, sober."
  64. MODESTO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Roman Latin Modestus, meaning "moderate, sober."
  65. MODESTUS: Roman name derived from Latin modestus, meaning "moderate, sober."
  66. MODYA (Модя): Pet form of Russian Modest, meaning "moderate, sober."
  67. MOE: Pet form of English Moses, meaning "drawn out."
  68. MOESEN: Welsh form of Hebrew Moshe and Greek Mouses, meaning "drawn out."
  69. MOGENS: Danish form of Roman Latin Magnus, meaning "great."
  70. MOHAMED: Variant spelling of Arabic Muhammad, meaning "praiseworthy."
  71. MOHAMMAD: Variant spelling of Arabic Muhammad, meaning "praiseworthy."
  72. MOHAMMED (محمّد): Variant spelling of Arabic Muhammad, meaning "praiseworthy."
  73. MOHAN (मोहन): Hindi name meaning "attractive, bewitching."
  74. MOHANDAS (മംമ്ത): Hindi name meaning "servant of Mohan."
  75. MOHINDER: Variant spelling of Hindi Mahendra, meaning "great-Indra."
  76. MOISE: Middle English form of French Moisé, meaning "drawn out."
  77. MOISÉ: Old French form of Hebrew Moshe, meaning "drawn out."
  78. MOISÉS: Spanish form of Hebrew Moshe, meaning "drawn out."
  79. MOISHE: Yiddish form of Hebrew Moshe, meaning "drawn out."
  80. MOKE: Hawaiian form of Hebrew Moshe, meaning "drawn out."
  81. MOKI: Native American Hopi name meaning "deer."
  82. MOLAN: Irish name meaning "servant of the storm."

  83. MOLIMO: Native American Miwok name meaning "bear walking into shade."
  84. MOMCHIL (Момчил): Bulgarian name derived from the word momche, meaning "boy, youth."
  85. MOMIG: Armenian name meaning "little candle."
  86. MOMOZTLI: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "altar."
  87. MONA: Compare with feminine Mona.
    1. Native American Miwok name meaning "gathers jimson weed seed."
    2. Variant spelling of Aramaic Muna, meaning "counted, numbered."
  88. MONGKUT: Thai name meaning "crown."
  89. MONGWAU: Native American Hopi name meaning "owl."
  90. MONIMOS (Μόνιμος): Greek form of Arabic Munim, meaning "to be pleasing," or "favorable one."
  91. MONROE: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, derived from Irish Munro, meaning "from the mount on the river Roe," in Ireland, where the family came from. 
  92. MONTAGUE: English surname transferred to forename use, originally a Norman baronial name composed of the Old French elements mont "hill, mountain" and aigu "pointed," hence "pointed mountain."
  93. MONTE: Variant spelling of English Monty, meaning "pointed mountain."
  94. MONTGOMERY: English surname transferred to forename use, originally a Norman baronial name composed of Old French mont "hill" and the Germanic personal name Gomeric, hence "hill of Gomeric."
  95. MONTMORENCY: English surname transferred to forename use, originally a Norman baronial name composed of Old French mont "hill" and Germanic Morency, hence "hill of Morency."
  96. MONTY: Pet form of English Montague "pointed mountain," and more rarely Montgomery "hill of Gomeric." 
  97. MORAG (מוֹרַג): Hebrew unisex name meaning "threshing board." Compare with strictly feminine Morag.
  98. MORAY: Scottish form of English Murray, meaning "sea warrior."
  99. MORCANT: Old Celtic name, probably composed of the elements mor "sea" and cant "circle," hence "sea circle."
  100. MORDCHE (מָארְדְכֶע): Yiddish form of Hebrew Mordekay, meaning "devotee of Marduk (Mars)" or "little man."
  101. MORDECAI: Anglicized form of Hebrew Mordekay, meaning "devotee of Marduk (Mars)" or "little man." In the bible, this is the name of a cousin of Queen Esther.
  102. MORDECHAI: Variant spelling of English Mordecai, meaning "devotee of Marduk (Mars)" or "little man."
  103. MORDEKAY (מָרְדְּכַי): Hebrew name of Persian origin, meaning "devotee of Marduk (Mars)" or "little man." In the bible, this is the name of a cousin of Queen Esther.
  104. MORDIKAI: Variant spelling of Hebrew Mordekay, meaning "devotee of Marduk (Mars)" or "little man."
  105. MORDRED: Old English Arthurian legend name of a Knight of the Round Table who was the illegitimate son and traitor of King Arthur, possibly meaning "sea counsel." He was brother (or half-brother) to Agravain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Gawain, and noted for having crowned himself and married Guinevere while Arthur was waging war on Emperor Lucius of Rome. He was killed by Arthur at the Battle of Camlann
  106. MORENCY: Germanic form of Gallo-Roman Maurentius, meaning "of the Moors."
  107. MORGAN:  Welsh name, derived from ancient Celtic Morcant, probably meaning "sea circle." In use by the English as a unisex name.
  108. MORGEN: English variant spelling of Welsh Morgan, probably meaning "sea circle." In use by the English as a unisex name.
  109. MORIARTY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muircheartaigh "descendant of Muircheartach," hence "skilled seaman."
  110. MÓRIC: Hungarian form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  111. MORITZ: German form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  112. MORLEY: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of numerous places composed of the Old English elements mor "marsh, moor," and leah "meadow, pasture," hence "marsh meadow."
  113. MORPHEUS (Μορφευς): Greek name derived from the word morphe, meaning "form, shape." In mythology, this is the name of a god of dreams.
  114. MORRIS: Medieval English form of Roman Latin Maurice, meaning "dark-skinned; Moor."
  115. MORRISSEY: Irish surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muirgheasa "descendant of Muirgheas," hence "sea-taboo." 
  116. MORT: Short form of English Morton "settlement on the moor," and Mortimer "dead sea."
  117. MORTEN: Danish and Norwegian form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
  118. MORTIMER
    1. Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Muiriartach, meaning "mariner, seaman."
    2. English surname transferred to forename use, from the Norman baronial name Mortemer, composed of the Old French elements morte "dead" and mer "sea," hence "dead sea," which may have referred to either the biblical Dead Sea or a stagnant marsh.
  119. MORTON: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of various places derived from Old English mortun, meaning "settlement on the moor." 
  120. MORTY: Pet form of English Morton "settlement on the moor," and Mortimer "dead sea."
  121. MOSE: Short form of English Moses, meaning "drawn out."
  122. MOSÈ: Italian form of Hebrew Moshe (Greek Mouses), meaning "drawn out."
  123. MOSEGI: Egyptian name meaning "tailor."
  124. MOSES: Anglicized form of Hebrew Moshe and Greek Mouses, meaning "drawn out." In the bible, this is the name of the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage and led them to the promised land. 
  125. MOSHE (מׄשֶׁה): Hebrew name meaning "drawn out." In the bible, this is the name of the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage and led them to the promised land. 
  126. MOSI: African Swahili name meaning "first born child."
  127. MOSS
    1. English surname transferred to forename use, derived from medieval Jewish Moss (2), meaning "drawn out."
    2. Medieval Jewish form of Hebrew Moshe, meaning "drawn out."
  128. MOSTAFA (مصطفى): Variant spelling of Arabic Mustafa, meaning "the chosen one."
  129. MOSTYN: Welsh name derived from the name of a place in Clwyd on the Dee estuary, composed of the Old English elements mos "moss" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "moss settlement."
  130. MOSWEN: Egyptian name meaning "light skin."
  131. MOTEL: Pet form of Yiddish Mordche, meaning "devotee of Marduk." 
  132. MOTKE: Pet form of Yiddish Mordche, meaning "devotee of Marduk." 
  133. MOTYA (Мотя): Pet form of Russian Matvey, meaning "gift of God." 
  134. MOUSES: Variant spelling of Greek Moyses, meaning "drawn out." In the bible, this is the name of the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage and led them to the promised land. 
  135. MOVSES: Armenian form of Greek Moyses, meaning "drawn out."
  136. MOWAB (מוֹאָב): Hebrew name meaning "water," i.e. "seed," hence "of his father." In the bible, this is the name of a son of Lot.
  137. MOYOLEHUANI: Nahuatl unisex name meaning "enamored one."
  138. MOYSES (Μωσῆς): Greek form of Hebrew Moshe, meaning "drawn out." In the bible, this is the name of the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage and led them to the promised land. 
  139. MÓZES: Hungarian form of Greek Moyses, meaning "drawn out."
  140. MOZES: Dutch form of Greek Moyses, meaning "drawn out."
  141. MŚCISŁAW: Polish name composed of the Slavic elements mshcha "vengeance" and slav "glory," hence "vengeance-glory."
  142. MSHAI: Egyptian name meaning "traveler."
  143. MSRAH: Egyptian name meaning "born sixth."
  144. MSTISLAV: Slavic name composed of the elements *misti "revenge" and slav "glory," hence "vengeance-glory." In use by the Czechs. 
  145. MU (1: , 2: ): Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "admire," and 2) "wood."
  146. MUATA: Native American Miwok name meaning "yellow jackets inside a nest."
  147. MUDADA: Egyptian name meaning "provider."
  148. MUDIWA: African Shona unisex name meaning "beloved."
  149. MUHAMMAD (محمّد): Arabic name of a prophet who founded the Islamic religion, derived from the word hamid "praise," hence "praiseworthy."
  150. MUHAMMED: Variant spelling of Arabic Muhammad, meaning "praiseworthy."

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