Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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MAAKEstonian
Maak is an Estonian surname meaning "ore".
MAANArabic, Limburgish, Finnish
Of meaning unknown
MAARSCHALKERWEERDDutch
Meaning "Keeper of the horses."
MAASIKEstonian
Maasik is an Estonian surname derived from "Maasikas", meaning "strawberry".
MABBETTEnglish
From a pet-form of the medieval female personal name Mabbe, a shortened form of Amabel (ultimately from Latin amābilis "lovable"). See also Mapp
MABRYEnglish, Irish
Variant spelling of Mayberry.
MẠCVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Mo.
MAC A 'GHOBHAINNScottish Gaelic
The Scots Gaelic variation of Smith.
MACALIPAYFilipino, Hiligaynon
Means "to cause joy" in Hiligaynon.
MAC AN AIRCHINNIGHIrish
It literally means "son of the hereditary steward of church lands".
MAC AN FHILIDHIrish
Meaning, "son of the poet."
MACAPAGALFilipino
Derived from Kapangpagan makapagal meaning "tiring".
MACARAEGFilipino
Of Filipino origin and unknown meaning.
MACARROSpanish
From the verb Macar meaning 'to bruise'
MACARTHURScottish (Rare), Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish: see McArthur and Arthur.
MACAULEYIrish
1. A form of Mac Amhalghaidh, from the Gaelic prefix "mac" meaning son of, plus "Amhalghaidh" a form of the Old Irish personal name Auley.... [more]
MACCAAScottish
MacCaa has many clan associations; the most prominent being with the Stuarts of Bute, the Clan MacKay, the Clan MacFarlane, the Clan MacDonald and Clan Galloway. The name is a phonetic variation of MacKay, meaning 'son of Aoh (ie the champion)'... [more]
MAC CANANNIrish
Means "son of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
MAC CATHMHAOILIrish
It literally means Cathmhaol’s son".
MACCHIAItalian
Topographic name from Italian macchia "thicket", "scrub" (from Latin macula) and Habitational name from any of various places named Macchia, as for example Macchia in Trapani province, Sicily.
MACCINIItalian
Patronymic from a diminutive of the given name MACCIO.
MAC COINGHEALLAIGHIrish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
MAC CONGHAILEIrish
Meaning, "son of Conghal."
MAC CON MHAOILIrish
Means "Son of the short haired warrior''.
MACDOOFEnglish, Scottish
It is based off of a book character (or two given names into one).... [more]
MACDUFFScottish Gaelic
From the ancient Scottish Gaelic Mac duib meaning "son of the black/dark man." This name may have originated as a ethnic term about the native Scots used by Viking conquestors during the later half of the First Millenium... [more]
MACEEnglish, French
English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of Old English Mæssa, which came to be taken as a pet form of Matthew.... [more]
MAC EACHÁINIrish
It literally means "Eachán’s son".
MACFAYLEManx
Meaning, "son of Paul."
MACFHEARGHUISIrish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic for "Son of Fhearghuis" (also spelled "Fearghas") and due to the complexities of pronunciation, has been spelled MacFergus,McKerras,MacKersey,MacErris,MacFirries and anglicised as Ferguson or Fergusson and shortened in Fergus, Ferrar,... [more]
MAC FHLANNCHAIDHIrish
Patronymic from the personal name FLANNCHADH, which is derived from flann "red".
MAC GAOITHÍNScottish Gaelic
Meaning ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
MACGILLEDHEÒRADHAScottish Gaelic
It literally means "pilgrim’s servant’s son".
MACGILLEFHINNEINScottish Gaelic
It literally means "Finnan’s servant’s son".
MAC GILLE ÍOSAScottish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish. The usual spelling in Scotland is Gillies.
MACGILLEUIDHIRScottish Gaelic
It literally mean’s "sallow lad’s son".
MACGILLISScottish
The MacGillis surname is a very rare surname from Scotland. It means "Mac Giolla Iosa', and translates to "son of the servant of Jesus". The surname was first found in Perthshire in central Scotland.... [more]
MACGINTYIrish
Patronymic surname from the original Irish Gaelic form 'mac an tsaoi' meaning "son of the scholar". Notable namesake is Irish rugby player Alan Leon "AJ" MacGinty.
MAC GIOLLA CHUDAIrish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Chuda’, a personal name of unexplained origin. This was the name of a 7th-century abbot-bishop of Rathin in County Westmeath.... [more]
MAC GIOLLA IASACHTAIrish
Means "son of the strange youth", from Irish Gaelic iasachta "loan" "foreign", hence denoting to a boy who transferred to another family for fosterage, a common custom in ancient Ireland.
MACGOBHAINNScottish Gaelic
It literally means "smith’s son", thus making it a Scottish Gaelic form of Mac Gabhann.
MACGRATHIrish
First found in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.... [more]
MACGYVERScottish
Prominently used in the action TV series of the same name, and the title character of that show, Angus MacGyver.
MACHADOSJewish
From the Hebrew name Adam, meaning "man" or "male."
MACHENEnglish
Occupational name for a stonemason, Anglo-Norman French machun, a Norman dialect variant of Old French masson (see Mason).
MACHISicilian
Unexplained. It may be from the Albanian personal name Maqo. Derivation from a Greek name ending in -akis, which has been suggested, is implausible.
MACHIJapanese (Rare)
町 (machi) means 'town' or 'street'. Some occurrences in America could be shortened versions of longer names beginning with this element, not common in Japan.
MACHIAItalian
Variant of Italian Macchia.
MACHIDAJapanese (Rare)
Machi (町) means "Town" and da (田) means "Rice Patty".
MACHNICKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Machnice in Wrocław voivodeship.
MACHRACHScottish
Means "campestral" in Scottish Gaelic, possibly a name for someone who lived or worked in an open field.
MACIEJEWSKIPolish
habitational name for someone from any of various places called Maciejowa, Maciejów, or Maciejowice, all named with the personal name Maciej
MACINNISScottish Gaelic
From Scottish Gaelic MacAonghais meaning "Son of Angus".
MACIUPAPolish (Anglicized, ?)
Ukrainian/Polish (Historically Galicia/Western Ukraine/Austro-Hungary); although it is often seen spelt this Anglicized way; due to the changing land-borders and occupation of land throughout history, it has been spelt with a slightly different transliteration pronunciation in Cyrillic (phonetic sound in Cyrillic is 'ts' as opposed to 'ch').
MACKScottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus). Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish names beginning M(a)c-.... [more]
MACKEYIrish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
MACKINDutch
Pet form of MACCO.
MACKINAWIrish
First found in County Monaghan located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.... [more]
MACKLINEnglish, Scottish
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to MACLEAN.
MACLABHRAINNScottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of McLaren & thus a Scottish form of Larson.
MACLYSAGHTIrish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA. Edward MacLysaght was one of the foremost genealogists of twentieth century Ireland.
MAC MAICÍNIrish
Means "son of MAICÍN".
MAC MAOLÁINIrish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of McMillan.
MACMICHAELEnglish
Variant of McMichael.
MACMILLANScottish, English
A Scottish family name. The origin of the name is said to derive from the origin of the Scottish Clan MacMillan. The progenitor of the Clan was said to be Airbertach, Hebridean prince of the old royal house of Moray... [more]
MACMUIRCHEARTAICHScottish Gaelic
It literally means "Muircheartach’s son".
MAC NAUGHTAncient Celtic
The origin is celtic / irish and the meaning is "Son of nobody"
MACNELLYNorthern Irish, Scottish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: variant of McNeely.
MACONFrench, German
French: See Maçon. An occupational name for a mason, French maçon. Habitational name from places so called in Saône-et-Loire, Allier, Aube, the Côte d’Or, Gers, and Deux-Sères. ... [more]
MACORIGItalian
An italian surname that in fact comes from slovene minority near Udine, it should be written Macoric'... [more]
MAC PHAAYLManx
Meaning, "son of Paayl (Paul)."
MAC PHÁIDÍNIrish
Patronymic of (a Gaelic diminutive of) Patrick.
MAC PHÀILScottish
Meaning, "son of Pàil (Paul)."
MACPHERSONScottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac an Phearsain", the prefix "mac" denoting son of, plus "pearsan" parson, hence "son of the parson".... [more]
MAC PHÓILIrish
Meaning, "son of Póil (Paul)."
MACQUAYLEManx
Meaning, "son of Paul."
MAC SEÁINIrish
Irish form of Johnson.
MAC SUIBHNEIrish, Scottish
Meaning, "son of Suibhne" (a byname meaning "pleasant").
MACTAVISHScottish
Scottish surname from the elements "Mac" ("son of") and "Tavish" (Scottish form of "Thomas").
MADALEstonian
Madal is an Estonian surname meaning "low-lying" and "shoal".
MADALVEEEstonian
Madalvee is an Estonian surname meaning "low-lying water".
MADANATArabic
Mainly found in Jordan.
MADANPOTRAIndian (Rare), Sindhi (Rare), Punjabi (Rare)
Surname of the Arora caste of the Punjab and Sindh.
MAĐARCroatian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
MADBOULIArabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Madbouly.
MADBOULYArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian surname of unknown meaning.
MADDUXWelsh
Variant of Maddox.
MADEEstonian
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena or the male name Matteus.
MADEIRASPortuguese
Came from the Portuguese Madeira word "wood" or "timber". perhaps the portuguese version of the surname Woods or someone who's from the Portuguese island Madeira
MADEJPolish
Either from a short form of the given name Amadej or Amadeusz or from a variant of the name Matej.
MADELEYEnglish
English: habitational name from places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire, named in Old English with the personal name Mada + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
MADERASpanish
describing someone who lived or worked in a forest. the word Madera means "wood" in Spanish. Spanish meaning of surname Wood
MADERAPolish, Slovak, Hungarian
Ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).
MADIGAIndian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
MADINAVarious
Meaning unknown.
MADKINSEnglish
Metronymic from a pet form of the personal name MADDE.
MADLANGSAKAYFilipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
MADONIAItalian
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Madonia, or a regional name for someone from Madonie in Sicily.
MADONNAItalian
From the person name Madonna, from donna meaning "lady", bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary.
MADRASWALAIndian (Parsi)
From Madras (presently Chennai), the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
MADRENEnglish
Probably a habitational name from Madron in Cornwall. Alternatively, possibly from Madryn in Gwynedd, Wales.
MADRIGALSpanish
"Madrigal" comes from from the Venetian madregal "simple, ingenuous," from Late Latin matricalis "invented, original," literally "of or from the womb," from matrix (gen. matricis) "womb."
MADRIZSpanish, Catalan
patronymic surname meaning "son of Madrileño"; given to a person that came from Madrid, Spain.
MADROÑEROSpanish
It literally means "strawberry farmer".
MADRUSEstonian
Madrus is an Estonian surname meaning "sailor".
MADUSHANKASinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit मधु (mádhu) meaning “honey, sweet” combined with शङ्का (śaṅkā) meaning “doubt, uncertainty”.
MADŽARCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
MÄEEstonian
Mäe is an Estonian surname meaning "hill".
MAEBARAJapanese
Maebara is an uncommon Japanese surname that has more than one meaning, depending on the characters used to write it. The first and most common spelling is with the characters for "Before" (前) and "Original" (原)... [more]
MAEJIMAJapanese
Mae means "Front, Forward" and Jima means "Island". This is a variant of Maeshima.
MÄEKALLEEstonian
Mäekalle is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain slope".
MAEKAWAJapanese
From Japanese 前 (mae) meaning "front, forward" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
MÄELOOGEstonian
Mäeloog is an Estonian surname meaning "hill windrow".
MÄEMETSEstonian
Mäemets is an Estonian surname meaning "hill forest".
MÄEORGEstonian
Mäeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "mountain/hill glen".
MÄEOTSEstonian
Mäeots is an Estonian surname meaning "hill cusp/tip".
MÄEPEAEstonian
Mäepea is an Estonian surname meaning "hill head" ("top of the hill").
MÄESALUEstonian
Mäesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "hill grove".
MAESHIMAJapanese
Mae means "Front, Forward" and Shima means "Island".
MAESTREPortuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from old Spanish and Portuguese maestre meaning 'master', 'master craftsman', 'teacher'.
MÄETALUEstonian
Mäetalu is an Estonian surname meaning "mountain/hill farmstead".
MAEYAMADAJapanese
Mae means "Front, Forward", Yama means "Mountain", and Da means "Feild, Rice Patty. The source is in the notes.
MAFFIONEItalian (Australian)
Maffione surname is from the Puglia region of Barletta, southern Italy.
MAFFRETFrench
beleived to originated in{ NICE, france} in the late 19th century, emmigration from france to london,{stepney}, where the surname was mistakenly added an extra letter "T" resulting in the surname MAFFRETT
MAGAÑASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
MAGBANUAFilipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town" or "homeland".
MAGDYArabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic مَجَّدَ (majjada) meaning "to praise, to glorify".
MAGEDArabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Maged.
MAGGIOItalian
From a nickname or personal name from the month of May, maggio, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a rather obscure goddess of fertility, whose name is derived from the same root as maius "larger" and maiestas "greatness"... [more]
MAGGIORIItalian
Recorded in many spelling forms including the 'base' form of Maggi, and the diminutives and double diminutives Maggiore, Maggiori, Di Maggio, Maggorini, and many others, this is an Italian surname of Roman (Latin) origins... [more]
MAGGSEnglish
Metronymic from the medieval personal name Mag.
MAGHERYIrish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
MAGHRIBIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic المغرب (al-Maghrib) meaning "the west", also referring to the country of Morocco. It could be used to refer to a Moroccan person or (in English) someone from the Maghreb region of Northern Africa.
MÄGIEstonian
Estonian surname from the word mägi meaning "hill".
MAGILLEnglish
scottish/irish
MAGINDARACebuano
Magindara is a name of a demigoddess who turned into a mermaid, it is also the name of mythical creatures in the Philippines that are man-eating mermaids
MAGNERIrish
Irish: from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.
MAGOWANUlster/Scots
Origion person from Ballygowan Co Down Northern Ireland
MAGSAYSAYFilipino, Tagalog
Means "relate, tell, narrate" in Tagalog.... [more]
MAGUADOKChamorro
Chamorro action word for "to dig a hole (in the ground)".
MAHABIRTrinidadian Creole, Indian
From Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, massive" combined with वीर (vīrá) meaning "heroic, powerful, strong".
MAHAJANIndian, Marathi, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati
Means "great people", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with जन (jána) "people, subjects".
MAHALAHAfrican
zambian (tumbuka) name meaning intelligent. "mwana wa mahalah" means intelligent child
MAHAPATRAIndian, Odia
From the Sanskrit महत् (mahat) "great, large, big" possibly combined with पात्र (pātra) "drinking-vessel, goblet, bowl, cup".
MAHARAJSouth African, Indian, Trinidadian Creole, Fijian
Means "great king, great ruler", from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign". It is also found among Indian communities abroad.
MAHARANAIndian, Odia
From a title meaning "king of kings" or "great king", derived from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राणा (rana), a Rajput title meaning "king" (see Rana (2))... [more]
MAHATOIndian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia
From a secular title given to the head or chief of a village, possibly taken from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big".
MAHERIrish (Rare)
The originally spelling was "O'Meachair" which means the 'kindly' or the 'generous'. The Maher family resided in the O'Carrol... [more]
MAHI'AIHawaiian
From the elements "mahi" (farm) and "'ai" (food).
MAHLAPUUEstonian
Mahlapuu is an Estonian surname derived from "mahlakas"; meaning "lush", "sappy" and "malapert" "tree/wood"; "lush tree".
MAHLOYEnglish (American)
Mahloy is a misspelling of Malloy by Charles Malloy's (b. 1898, Scotland) elementary school teacher in the Ireland. The surname Malloy is derived from the pre 10th century Old Gaelic name O'Maolmhuidh, meaning the descendant of the Great Chief.
MAHMOODUrdu, Punjabi, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant transcription of Mahmud.
MAHMOUDArabic
From the given name Mahmoud.
MAHONIrish
A shortened form of Mahoney.
MAHREZArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Riyad Mahrez (1991-), an Algerian footballer.
MAHTOIndian, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of Mahato.
MAIChinese
Chinese surname meaning "wheat,barley".
MAIAPortuguese
Habitational name from any of several places named Maia, especially one in Porto.
MAIÀCatalan
Habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.
MAIDREEstonian
Maidre is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "maidel" meaning "gudgeon" (a type of fish)".
MAINScottish, English, French, Norman
Various origins explained include:... [more]
MAINEFrench
French topographic name from Old French maine ‘dwelling’, ‘residence’, ‘abode’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places so named.
MAINEScottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
MAIRScottish
A steward, bailiff, or warden.
MAIRENASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Andalusian localities: Mairena, Municipality of Nevada, Mairena del Alcor, or Mairena del Aljarafe.
MAISONFrench
Means "house" in French.
MAISONEnglish
Variant spelling of MASON.
MAITLANDEnglish, Scottish
Possibly from Mautalant, the name of a place in Pontorson, France meaning "inhospitable" or "bad temper" in Norman French (ultimately from Late Latin malum "bad" and talentum "inclination, disposition"), which was so named because of its unproductive soil; or perhaps it was originally a nickname for an ungracious individual, derived from the same source.
MAITLISJewish
Means "son of Meytl", a Yiddish female personal name, literally "little Meyte", a Yiddish female personal name derived from Middle High German maget "maid".
MAIZLESPolish
A polish-jewish name with german origins.... [more]
MAJPolish, Jewish
Surname adopted with reference to the month of May, Polish maj. Surnames referring to months were sometimes adopted by Jewish converts to Christianity, with reference to the month in which they were baptized or in which the surname was registered.
MAJANGEShona
Meaning unknown.
MAJEEDArabic
"noble", "glorious"
MAJERLESlovene
Slovene surname Majerle, a variant of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak Majer, which was a status name for "steward, bailiff, tenant farmer, or village headman", from the German Meyer.
MAJHIIndian, Odia, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese
Possibly from the Bengali মাঝি (mājhi) meaning "boatman, oarsman, waterman".
MAJIMAJapanese (Rare)
Ma means "Real,Genuine" (this is used most likely,anyway) and Jima means "Island".
MAJSTOROVIĆSerbo-Croatian (Rare)
Comes from word majstor meaning master.
MAJUMDARBengali (Muslim)
Means “record keeper, archivist” in Bengali.
MAKChinese (Cantonese)
Transliterated from the Chinese surname Mai meaning "wheat, barley". A bearer of this surname is Dennis Mak. He is a singer from Hong Kong and was a former member of the Cantopop group Boy'z.
MAKAROVRussian
Means "son of MAKAR."
MAKEPEACEEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a skilled conciliator. It was borne by English cricketer Harry Makepeace (1881-1952).
MAKHACHEVAvar, Lak
Means "son of Makhach".
MAKHLOUFIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Makhlouf.
MAKHOVCircassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian surname derived from Kabardian махуэ (māx°ă) meaning "day".
MÄKIFinnish
Finnish surname from the word mäki meaning "hill".
MAKICEAmerican (Modern, Rare)
Taken as a new common familyname by Kevin McGrew Isbister and Amy Elizabeth Clendening. They scrambled their initials (KMI and AEC), and came up with “Makice” as their family name.
MAKIMURAJapanese
According to Hi!Penal!, this is written in three different ways (different kanji for "maki"), this kanji (牧) meaning "Shepard" and Mura (村) meaning "Village" is an example.
MAKINOJapanese
Makino means "Shepard Feild".
MAKITAJapanese
I'm not sure how the surname is usually written, but 真 (Ma) means "Genuine, Real, Sincere" and 北 (Kita) means "North". On the other hand, 牧 (Maki) means "Shepard, Tend cattle" and 田 (Ta) means "Rice Field, Rice Paddy"... [more]
MAKÓHungarian
Derived from a pet form of the name Makár, which in turn is from the Greek given name Makarios. Could also be from the name Mátyás, the Hungarian form of Matthias.
MAKOVOZABaltic (Latinized, Rare), German (Latinized, Rare), Russian (Rare)
There is no history of the name just a family name I on't know if some people have it as a first name too.
MAKOWSKIJewish, Polish, Ukrainian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Maków, Makowa, or Makowo, all named from mak "poppy (seeds)".
MAKRIYANNISGreek
Notable bearer of this name is General Yannis Makriyannis (1797-1864), was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author.
MAKSATOVKazakh
From the given name Maksat.
MAKSIMOVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Maksim".
MAŁACHOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from places called Małachowo, Małachów, or Małachowice.
MALAEBArabic
Lebanese Druze name possibly derived from Arabic مَلْعَب (malʿab) meaning "scene, theatre, sport".
MALAMEDJewish
from the Yiddish for "a teacher of young children".
MALANOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malanowo or Malanów.
MALASENCOUkrainian
This surname is a moderately common Ukrainian name and was formed from the Hebrew name MALACHI. After 988 A.D., every Slav, having been baptized, would undergo a ceremony, conducted by a priest, to receive a Christian name... [more]
MALASHENKOUkrainian
This surname is a moderately common Ukrainian name and was formed from the Hebrew name MALACHI. After 988 A.D., every Slav, having been baptized, would undergo a ceremony, conducted by a priest, to receive a Christian name... [more]
MALCZEWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Malczewo in Poznań voivodeship, or Malczew in Radom voivodeship.
MALDONADOSpanish, Portuguese
From mal donado meaning "badly endowed" (literally, "badly given"). Also used for people originating from the Spanish village of Maldonado.
MALEEnglish
Nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male meaning "masculine".
MALECKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malki in the voivodeships of Ostroleka and Torun.
MALECUITFrench
Means "doughy," "soggy," or "undercooked" in French.
MALEFEIJTDutch
A variant spelling of Malefeyt. This is also actually an archaic spelling (as the sound written as -eijt will be always be written as -eit or -ijt in modern times), but it has (barely) managed to survive into modern times... [more]
MALEFEYTDutch (Archaic)
Archaic Dutch surname that is now no longer in use (not in this exact spelling, that is): the spelling reflects the surname's origin from older times (as -eyt is an exclusively archaic spelling that has not survived into modern times like its counterparts -eit and -ijt did)... [more]
MALEFIJTDutch
Modern form of Malefeyt, which is also the most common form of the surname. In The Netherlands, there were 24 bearers of the surname in 2007.
MALEKIndian (Muslim), Gujarati, Persian, Bengali (Muslim), Arabic
Variant of Malik. A notable bearer is Rami Malek (1981-), an Egyptian-American actor.
MALFAITFrench
Derived from French mal fait, which literally means "poorly done, badly done". In the context of the surname, it refers to the first bearer being "malformed" or "deformed" (as it was in the eyes of people from older times), which means that he either was physically disabled or able-bodied but with a physical trait that deviated from the norm.
MALFEYTDutch, Flemish
Generally a Dutch form (or "dutchization", if you will) of Malfait, with the spelling reflecting the surname's origin from older times (as -eyt is an exclusively archaic spelling that has not survived into modern times like its counterparts -eit and -ijt did)... [more]
MALFOYFrench
Malfoy is a French name roughly translating to "bad faith"
MALICKIndian, Bengali, Pakistani, Western African
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik (1)), used by Indian Hindus and Muslims.
MALIKIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Indonesian
From the Arabic title ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch".
MALIKOVRussian
Could mean "son of Malik". "Malíkov" is also a small village in the Czech Republic.
MALIKZAIPashto
Means "son of Malik (1)" in Pashto.
MALINEnglish, French, Dutch
From the given name Malin (English), and from the given name Madalin composed of the Germanic element madal meaning "council" (French, Dutch).
MALINSerbian, Croatian (Rare)
From the Serbian word мали meaning "small".