Baby Names Starting with M
Baby Names Starting with M have moved beyond midcentury classics Mary and Michael to more modern choices, the most popular of which are Mia and Mason. Mia’s success is largely based upon its streamlined image and multicultural appeal, while Mason leads the pack of occupational names and increased in notoriety thanks to a Kardashian baby.
Along with Mia, other girl names beginning with M in the US Top 150 include Mila, Madison, Maya, Madelyn, and Melody. As well as Mason, other boy names starting with M in the US Top 150 include Matthew, Mateo, Maverick, Miles, and Micah.
Rare M names with international origins we strongly endorse include the Welsh Macsen, French Marais, Japanese Mika, and Italian Marcella. Other unique names with the M initial include vintage charmers Maude and Mamie and cotemporary choices such as Maxfield, Marigold, and Marlowe — for girls or boys.
Explore our extensive menu of baby names starting with M. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.