First name origin & meaning:

Irish: Nature-loving; yew tree

First name variations: Mari, Merry, Marie, Maria, Miriam, Marian, Mame, Mamie, Maymie, Mayme, May, Mally, Molly, Polly, Mara, Maretta, Marel, Marella, Maren, Marlo, Mariette, Marieta, Meriel, Mimi, Minette, Minnie, Minny, Mitzi, Madonna, Marilla, Marla, Marya, Muriel, Manon, Manette, Marija, Marika, Maire, Mare, Marquita, Maure, Mairin, Mair, Maura, Maureen, Moira, Moire, Muire, Masha, Mairi, Mariya, Mashia, Mash, Mariath, Mary, Maura, Maire, Mary, Moira, Muirne, Merna, Mirna, Moina, Morna, Myrna, Maio, Maioh, Mayes, Mayoh, Mays, Mayo, Mose, Moe, Mosya, Moey, Moss, Moshe, Moishe, Mosheh, Mosie, Moses

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muighe ‘descendant of Muighe’, of unexplained etymology. The English surname (see 2) has also become established in Ulster.
  2. English (Norfolk): unexplained. Compare Moy 1.
  3. French: habitational name from places so called in Aisne and Saône-et-Loire, named in Latin as Modiacum ‘(estate) of Modius’ (see Moya 2).
  4. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway named Moi, from Old Norse mói, the dative case of mór ‘sandy plain’.
  5. Chinese: possibly a variant spelling of Mei 1.
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