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First Name Directory - Starting with M

This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.

Margaret is a female first name, originally derived from Persian "Morvared" meaning Pearl and in Sanskrit मञ्जरी mañjarī meaning 'pearl' or 'cluster of blossoms.' Other spelling variations are French (Marguerite) and Latin (Margarita) from Greek Margarites.
Mary is a feminine given name, the English form of the name Maria, which was in turn a Latin form of the Greek names Μαριάμ, or Mariam, and Μαρία, or Maria, found in the New Testament. Both New Testament names were forms of the Hebrew name מִרְיָם or Miryam.
The name Moira is a given name of Greek origin, deriving from μοῖρα, meaning "destiny, share, fate". In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Greek: Μοῖραι, plural for μοῖρα), often known in English as the Fates, were the white-robed incarnations of destiny. The name could also be an Anglicisation of the Irish name Máire.
Marie-theres is a feminine given name. It is composed of the two given name Marie (from Hebrew מִרְיָם Mirjam, of the Hebrew labels me / mar for 'bitter' and jam for "Sea", about the Greek intermediate form Mariam to Latin Maria) and Therese (from the Greek).
Macrina is very rarely used an ancient female given name of Greek origin.
Contraction of Marie and Helen. Marie comes from the Hebrew «Mar - Yâm», means: "who throws. Helena comes from the Greek «Hele», means: "glow of the Sun. To celebrate the August 15 or 18.

In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.

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