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Girl Names Starting With M

Baby girl names starting with the letter 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 girls' names that start 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 and Morgan.

England's Top 100 girl names include several other choices that start with M: Matilda, Millie, Maisie, Maria, Maryam, Martha, and Margot. 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 Mabel 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 beginning 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.

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Top Girl Names Starting with M

  • Mia

    Mia originated as a short form of Maria, which ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Miryam. In modern times, Mia has been used as a nickname for names including Amelia, Emilia, and Miriam. Mia... Read More 

  • Mila

    Mila is a given name with Russian and Slavic provenance. It began as the diminutive form for names such as Ludmila, Milena, and Milica. Mila can be a nickname for any name containing the element... Read More 

  • Madison

    Madison originated as an English surname, a variant of Mathieson, meaning “son of Matthew.” It is occasionally translated as “son of Maud,” as Maddy was historically a nickname for Maud. It was... Read More 

  • Maya

    In addition to being the name of a Central American culture, Maya was the legendary Greek mother of Hermes by Zeus, and means "illusion" in Sanskrit and Eastern Pantheism. It can also be spelled... Read More 

  • Madelyn

    Madelyn is the most popular current spelling of this stylish name -- Madeline is the second most used -- but we prefer the least popular and most authentic French version, Madeleine. The advantage... Read More 

  • Madeline

    This lovely name with a soft and delicate image is an old-fashioned favorite that returned to favor in the 1990's, combining a classic pedigree with a cute nickname option: Maddy. ... Read More 

  • Maria

    As a highly popular girls’ name in all Spanish-speaking countries, this saintly Latin variation of Mary retains a timeless beauty. Through the... Read More 

  • Melanie

    Gone with the Wind inspired a generation of girls named Melanie, though it looks as though Scarlett will triumph in the end.

    Melanie was the name of two Roman saints of the... Read More 

  • Mackenzie

    Originally inspired as a a girls’ name by eighties TV actress Mackenzie Phillips, parents have flocked to Mackenzie – once only a male name – for... Read More 

  • Melody

    A melodious choice big in the sixties, Melody is now starting to pick up tempo again. It cracked the Top 150 for the first time ever in 2015.Read More