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Boy Names Starting With M

Boy names starting 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 Mason, 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 not only the UK but 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.

If you're in the market for an awesome M name for your baby boy, here is our full list. 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.

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Top Boy Names Starting with M

  • Mason

    Mason has become mega-popular; it hit as high as the Number 2 spot in 2011 and has stayed near the top of the charts since.

    Mason is an occupational surname that's been heating up for... Read More 

  • Michael

    Michael was derived from the name Mikha’el, which comes from the rhetorical question mī kā’ēl, meaning “who is like God?” in Hebrew. In the Bible, Michael is the archangel who led the... Read More 

  • Matthew

    Matthew is the English derivative of Matthaios, the Greek form of the Hebrew Mattiyahu, composed of mattan, meaning “gift” and yah, in reference to God. The biblical Matthew was... Read More 

  • Mateo

    Mateo is a Latinate form of Matthew, which derived from the Hebrew name Mattiyahu, consisting of the elements mattan, meaning “gift” and yah, which references the Hebrew God.... Read More 

  • Maverick

    At the rate it's growing, Maverick soon won't seem like such a maverick anymore. Heard first in a 1950s James Garner western TV series, and then as the Tom Cruise character in Top Gun,... Read More 

  • Miles

    Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished boy name starting with M that... Read More 

  • Micah

    Micah is a biblical name that growing numbers of parents are looking at as a more unusual alternative to Michael, projecting a shinier, more lively image.

    Micah is the name of a... Read More 

  • Max

    Max was derived from Maximilian, a Latin name that originated from the Roman family name Maximus. The character name Max in the children's classic Where the Wild Things Are had an impact... Read More 

  • Myles

    This alternate spelling of Miles has its fans, among them Myles-parents Eddie Murphy and Lars Ulrich. Pro basketball player Myles Turner uses this spelling. The Myles spelling is also associated... Read More 

  • Maxwell

    A happy medium between the weighty Maximilian and the laid-back Max, Maxwell is one of the most classic and attractive Scottish... Read More