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M Baby Names: Initial of the future?

M Baby Names: Initial of the future?

By Pamela Redmond Satran

Let’s forget about the vowel-starting baby names that have dominated the current era.

When it comes to consonants, the J names of the 80s — Jennifer and Jason, Jessica and Joshua — were followed by the K names of the 90s were followed by the L names that are both popular and stylish today: Lila and Liam, Lucia and Laszlo.

So what might be coming up but names that start with M?  Sure, we’ve had dominant M names — think Mary and Michael — in the past, but the next wave of M names are more unusual examples.

And after the lovely, lilting L names, we are ready for M’s fuzzy warmth.  There are so many marvelous, miraculous M-starting names that are already being discovered by stylish parents: Mila and Milo, Maisie and Maxwell.

But today we’d like to focus on the M names of the future, those waiting in the wings for revival.  Some of our favorites:

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girls

Mabel

Mae or May

Maeve

Magdalene

Magnolia

Maile

Maisie

Mamie

Manon

Maple

Marcella

Margo or Margot

Marguerite

Marigold

Marin or Marine

Marjorie

Marlow or Marlowe

Martha

Matilda

Maude

Mazarine

Melisande

Mercy

Merritt

Millicent

Millie

Minerva

Minnie

Mirabel or Mirabelle

Mirren

Muriel

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boys

Macon

Madigan

Magnus

Malachi or Malachy

Malcolm

Marco

Marlon

Mars

Marshall

Martin

Matteo

McCoy

Memphis

Mercer

Mercury

Milan

Miller

Moe

Monroe

Montgomery

Morris

Moses

Murphy

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About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.