614 Boy Names That Start With M (with Meanings and Popularity)

614 Boy Names That Start With M (with Meanings and Popularity)

Boy names that start with M are modern favorites, with baby boomers Michael and Mark moving M names for boys onto the main stage in the mid 20th century.

Along with modern classic Michael, other M names for boys ranking in the US Top 100 include Mateo, Mason, Maverick, Matthew, and Miles. Martin, Mateo, and Manuel all rank in Spain's Top 10 for boys, while the Breton Mael is the most popular M-starting boy name in France.

But the real contemporary king of M names for boys is Muhammad. With all its spellings counted together, Muhammad is the most popular boys' name in the world.

There are plenty of marvelous unique M names for boys still waiting to be discovered: our users favor cool European options like Marius, Mathis and Misha — though they're nowhere on the official charts.

Here, our full selection of boy names that start with M, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. MiloHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin and Old German
    • Meaning:

      "soldier or merciful"
  2. MilesHeart
    • Origin:

      English form of Milo
    • Meaning:

      "soldier or merciful"
  3. MagnusHeart
    • Origin:

      Scandinavian from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "greatest"
  4. MicahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "who is like the Lord"
  5. MalachiHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "my messenger"
  6. MateoHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
  7. MaxHeart
    • Origin:

      English and German diminutive of Maximilian or Maxwell
    • Meaning:

      "greatest"
  8. MichaelHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "who is like God?"
  9. MaxwellHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "great stream"
  10. MatthewHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
  11. MaverickHeart
    • Origin:

      American
    • Meaning:

      "independent, nonconformist"
  12. MasonHeart
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "worker in stone"
  13. MalcolmHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "devotee of St. Colomba"
  14. MatteoHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
  15. MakaveliHeart
    • Origin:

      American variation of Machiavelli, Italian
    • Meaning:

      "bad nail; king of light"
  16. MordecaiHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "follower of Marduk"
  17. MatthiasHeart
    • Origin:

      Aramaic variation of Matthew
    • Meaning:

      "gift of God"
  18. MurphyHeart
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "sea warrior"
  19. MariusHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, from a Roman family name related to Mars, the god of war
  20. MercerHeart
    • Origin:

      French occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "a merchant"