1029 Girl Names That Start With M (With Meanings and Popularity)

1029 Girl Names That Start With M (With Meanings and Popularity)

Girl names that start with M represent the second most populous group of girl names by initial, following A. The Number 1 girls' name for decades started with an M: Mary. Mary and the related Maria and Marie referred their charm to other M-starting baby girl names, such as Margaret, Megan, and Melissa.

Today, the most popular baby girl names starting with M include Mia, Madison, and all varieties of Madeline. Along with Mia and Madison, other popular M names for girls in the US Top 200 include Mila, Maya, Madelyn, Mackenzie, Melody, Molly, Maeve, Magnolia, and Margot.

England's Top 100 girl names include several other choices that start with M: Matilda, Millie, Maisie, Maria, Mabel, and Maryam. In France, one of the top M names for girls is Manon, while in Germany Melina and Marlene rank in the Top 50.

Unique girl names starting with M you might want to consider range from Maple to Marguerite to Mirabel. And M is the beginning letter for hundreds of more unusual and intriguing baby names, from Maverick to Modesty.

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

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  1. Maeve
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "she who intoxicates"
  2. Mae
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Mary or Margaret
    • Meaning:

      "bitter or pearl"
  3. Margot
    • Origin:

      French, diminutive of Margaret
    • Meaning:

      "pearl"
  4. Maisie
    • Origin:

      Scottish diminutive of Margaret or Mary
    • Meaning:

      "pearl or bitter"
  5. Mabel
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Amabel, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "lovable"
  6. Mia
    • Origin:

      Italian word name or Scandinavian short form of Maria
    • Meaning:

      "mine or bitter"
  7. Matilda
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "battle-mighty"
  8. Margaret
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "pearl"
  9. Mira
    • Origin:

      Latin, Slavic, Arabic, Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "admirable; peace; female ruler; ocean"
  10. Maya
    • Origin:

      Greek; Central American Indian empire name; Latinate variation of May; Spanish, diminutive of Amalia; variation of Maia; Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "water"
  11. Mila
    • Origin:

      Slavic, Russian
    • Meaning:

      "gracious; dear"
  12. Madeline
    • Origin:

      English variation of Magdalen
    • Meaning:

      "high tower or woman from Magdala"
  13. Millie
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Mildred or Millicent
    • Meaning:

      "gentle strength; strong in work"
  14. Molly
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Mary, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "bitter"
  15. Marigold
    • Origin:

      Flower name, from English
    • Meaning:

      "golden flower"
  16. Maren
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "sea"
  17. Mara
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "bitter"
  18. Marina
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "from the sea"
  19. Mika
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "beautiful fragrance"
  20. Marlowe
    • Origin:

      Variation of Marlow, English
    • Meaning:

      "driftwood"