Machulis/Mikulis?
I have a friend who's last name is Machulis. I do not know its origin. I just came across the name Mikulis (the last name of an author of an article) and I thought it looked Greek and that the two might possibly be related. Does anyone have any leads on where they come from or if they are related?
Tags:  Machulis, Mikulis
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To me, it seems like a variant of Michaelis, which is the latinized form of Michael.
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I think Mikulis is Lithuanian. I know there is a Lithuanian surname, Mikulaitis. As for the meaning, possibly from a version of Nicholas, possibly from Michael.
Machulis doesn't look like the same name. I would expect a spelling Machoulis if it were Greek, but who knows?
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Machulis is the americanized spelling of a Lithuanian surname.
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