Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Moffatt Scottish
Means "person from Moffatt", Dumfries and Galloway ("long plain").
Mogasen German
meaning unknown
Mogren Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and gren "branch".
Mohač Croatian
Croatian form of Mohácsi.
Mohácsi Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from Mohács, a city in Hungary.
Mohammadi Persian
From the given name Mohammad.
Mohammadinejad Persian
Means "descendant of Mohammad" in Persian.
Mohammadpour Persian
Means "descendant of Mohammad" in Persian.
Mohammadpourkarkaragh Persian (Rare)
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian پور (pur) "son" and the name of the Persian village of Karkaraq.
Mohammadzadeh Persian
From the given name Mohammad combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Mohammadzai Pashto
Means "son of Muhammad" in Pashto.
Mohammedi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Mohammed (chiefly Algerian).
Mohanty Indian, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large".
Mohler German, English
The Mohler surname is derived from the Low German word möhl which means mill. Thus the name originally denoted someone who live or worked near a mill. Variant of Müller.
Mohlin Swedish
Variant of Molin.
Mohorko Slovene
It comes from the latin given name ERMACORA. the Sain Bishop of Aquileia, near Venice.
Mohr German
From a short form of an old personal name, Morhart (see Morath).
Mohrbacher German
Likely arose as a name for those living near Morbach, Germany
Mohrenschildt German
From the surname Mohren and scilt "shield"
Mohsen Arabic
From the given name Muhsin.
Mohseni Persian
From the given name Mohsen.
Mohsin Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Muhsin.
Mõis Estonian
Mõis is an Estonian surname meaning "manor".
Mõisa Estonian
Mõisa is an Estonian surname meaning "manor".
Mõisaäär Estonian
Mõisaäär is an Estonian surname meaning "manor edge/periphery".
Moiseyev Russian
Means "son of Moisey".
Moiseyeva Russian
Feminine counterpart of Moiseyev.
Moisuc Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Mok Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Mo.
Mokh Russian
Derived from Russian мох (mokh) meaning "moss".
Mokhtar Arabic
From the given name Mukhtar.
Mokrani Berber, Northern African, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Either from the given name Mokrane or derived from El Mokrani, a town in Algeria.
Mokri Persian
This is a Persian surname.... [more]
Mol Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Mol in Antwerp province.
Molaison American
Unexplained meaning.
Molchan Russian, Ukrainian
From the Russian word молчан meaning "silent" it was often used as a nickname for someone who was soft-spoken and as a given name following Baptism
Mölder Estonian
Mölder is an Estonian surname meaning "miller".
Mole English
Mole is (in some but not all cases) the English form of the German Möhl meaning mill.
Molenaar Dutch
Occupational name from molenaar "miller".
Moleski Polish
A variation of Molski, originated from the many places in Poland called "Mole".
Molin Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -in.
Molinaro Italian
Occupational name for a miller, derived from Italian mulino meaning "mill".
Molinarolo Italian
Probably from a person's occupation, with molino/mulino meaning "mill" in Italian. The second part may come from rullo, meaning "a roller" or "I roll."
Molitvenik Ukrainian (Ukrainianized, Rare)
The meaning is "prayer warrior" or "someone who prays"
Mollison English, Scottish
Derived from the female given name Molly, wich is diminutive of Mary.
Molnar Dutch
Variant of Molenaar.
Molone Irish
Variant of Malone.
Molotov Russian
From Russian молот (molot) meaning "hammer", indicating someone who worked with hammers.
Molotova Russian
Feminine counterpart of Molotov.
Molten English
The surname Molten refers to one who melts lead.
Molyneux French
Possibly a habitational name from Moulineux, meaning "mill of the waters", or derives from the Old French name De Molines or De Moulins, meaning "mill". The surname has been linked to a large French family that settled in Lancashire from France.
Mombeshora Shona
Meaning unknown.
Momoi Japanese
From Japanese 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Momomiya Popular Culture
Surname of several characters from the anime series 'Tokyo Mew Mew'.
Momonoe Japanese (Rare)
Combination of 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" and 枝 (e), shortened from eda meaning "branch, bough," sandwiched by the genitive particle の (no) which is not shown in this instance.... [more]
Momose Japanese
From Japanese 百 (momo) meaning "hundred" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Momota Japanese
momota means "a hundred rice fields". the kanji used are 百(momo) meaning " hundred" and 田(ta) meaning "rice field".
Momozaki Japanese
From Japanese 桃 (momo) meaning "peach" combined with 崎 (zaki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Monaco Italian
Nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance, or an occupational name for a servant employed at a monastery, from Italian monaco "monk" (from Greek monachos "monk", "solitary").
Monarch English
Origin unidentified. Perhaps a translation of French Monarque, Monarc, a nickname for a high-handed or haughty person, from Old French monarque 'monarch'.
Moncayo Aragonese
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain massif.
Monckton English
Possibly meaning "estate of monks"
Moncrief Scottish
Scottish: habitational name from Moncreiff Hill near Perth, so called from Gaelic monadh ‘hill’ + craoibhe, genitive of craobh ‘tree’.
Moncrieffe Scottish
Clan Moncreiffe is a Scottish clan. The name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic Monadh croibhe which means "Hill of the sacred bough". The plant badge of Clan Moncreiffe is the oak, this presumably comes from the sacred tree.... [more]
Mondithoka Telugu (Modern)
they are honest people and having helping nature. at history one person has bull cart some time it was went into dig then all people was trying and trying for lift the cart. but no use from those,after that people were shouting as a bigger like come on 'mondithoka' this word not surname of farmer his bull has short tail... [more]
Mondragón Spanish
From the name of a town in Basque County, Spain, which is derived from Latin mons draconis meaning "dragon mountain".
Mondragon Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Mondragón chiefly used in America and the Philippines.
Moneer Arabic
From the given name Munir
Moneta Italian
Possibly originating from a nickname given to those who lived near a temple dedicated to Juno Moneta. A famous bearer of this surname is Nobel Prize for Peace recipient Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833–1918).
Moneymaker English (American)
Translated form of German Geldmacher or Geldschläger, occupational names for a coiner.
Moneypenny English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a rich person or a miser. A fictional bearer is Miss Moneypenny, secretary to M (the head of MI6) in the James Bond novels of Ian Fleming and in the films based on them.
Monger English
Name for a retail trader or a stallholder in a market, Middle English monger, manger.
Mongush Tuvan
Theorised to be derived from Tuvan moon meaning "cohesive, powerful" combined with kush "force". It is also believed to have been Mongolified and Turkified during the reign of Chinggis Khan in the 13th century.
Monique French
A notable bearer is Kylie Monique, a singer.
Monir Arabic
From the given name Munir
Moniz Portuguese
From the medieval Portuguese first name Muhno.... [more]
Monnier French
It means Miller, someone operating a mill; from "meunier" or "mounier" in Old French.
Monoma Japanese
From Japanese 物 (mono) meaning "object" and 間 (ma) meaning "gap" or 物間 (monoma) meaning "among things"
Montag German
It means Monday in German.
Montagnet French, Basque
Meaning "mountains," this name is commonly found in the Basque Pyrenees.
Montalbano Italian
Habitational name from Montalbano di Elicona in northeastern Sicily (earlier simply Montalbano), Montalbano Jonico (Matera province), or the district of Montalbano in Fasano, Brindisi.
Montale Italian
From Latin mons ("mountain"), this surname was originally given as a nickname to people who lived on hills and mountains. A famous bearer of this surname is Italian poet and writer Eugenio Montale (1896-1981), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975.
Montaperto Italian
My father tells me this name means "open mountain." It seems to have come from a small area around Agrigento in Sicily, Italy.
Monteblanco French, Spanish
Originally from France "Mont Blanc" but translated when arrived in Spain.
Montefiore Italian, Jewish
Derived from Montefiore, which is the name of several places in Italy. For example, there is Castle Montefiore in the town of Recanati (province of Macerata), the municipality of Montefiore Conca (province of Rimini) and the municipality of Montefiore dell'Aso (province of Ascoli Piceno)... [more]
Montehermoso Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone from the municipality of Montehermoso in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain.
Monteiro Portuguese (Modern)
Monteiro is the portuguese version of the spanish Montero
Montemayor Spanish
Habitational name from any of several places called Montemayor, from monte meaning "mountain" + mayor meaning "main", "larger", "greater", in particular in the provinces of Cordova, Salamanca, and Valladolid.
Montenegro Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in Spain and Portugal named Montenegro, from Spanish and Portuguese monte meaning "mountain, hill" and negro meaning "black".
Monterd Aragonese
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 municipalities: Monterd d’Albarrazín or Monterd.
Monterosa Spanish (Latin American)
From Spanish monte meaning "mountain", and rosa meaning "pink, rose".
Monterroso Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Montes Spanish
Derived from Spanish monte "mountain".
Montesano Italian
From Italian monte meaning "mountain" and sano meaning "healthy".
Montes De Oca Spanish
Spanish surname meaning "mounts of goose".
Montesquieu French
From French montagne, meaning "mountain" and possibly also from queue, meaning "line". Charles Montesquieu was a 17th-century French aristocrat, philosopher and politician.
Monteverde Galician
Habitational name from Monteverde in Ourense province, Galicia.
Monteverde Italian
Habitational name from any of various places called Monteverde, for example in Avellino province, from monte meaning "mountain" + verde meaning "green".
Monteverdi Italian
Derived from Italian monte meaning "mountain" and verdi meaning "green"; literally means "green mountain".
Montevirgen Spanish (Philippines)
From the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Montevirgen, meaning "Our Lady of Mount Virgin," dedicated at the Convento de Montevirgen (Convent of Mount Virgin) in the municipality of Villalba de los Barros, located in Extremadura's Badajoz province in western Spain.
Montford English
As a Shropshire name believed to mean "from a communal ford or water crossing" while the Norfolk origin is "from Munda's ford," Munda being an old English personal name meaning "protector, guardian," as seen in names such as Edmund.
Montgomerie Scottish, English
Variation of Montgomery. A famous bearer was Margaret Montgomerie Boswell (1738 to 1789), wife of author James Boswell.
Montiel Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Montisci Italian
Originated in Sardinia, Italy in the 17th century given to fishermen
Montiverdi Italian
Green Mountain
Montoya Spanish, Basque
meaning "mountain"... [more]
Montville French
"Mountain town".
Monty French, English
Topographic name for a mountain dweller, from Old French mont 'mountain' (Latin mons, montis).
Monvoisin French
Married surname of a infamous 17th century fortune teller and poisoner, Catherine Monvoisin nee Deshayes, known as La Voisin. Executed for witchcraft in 1680 in the affair of the poisons. Her clients included the elite of Paris including a mistress of Louis XIV.
Monzo Italian
Possibly a variant of Monsu, which may be an occupational name for a cook, Calabrian munsu, or a nickname or title from Milanese monsu ‘sir’, ‘lord’, ‘gentleman’.
Monzó Catalan
variant of Montsó, habitational name from a place in Aragon (see Monzon).
Monzon Spanish
Habitational name from Monzón, a place in Uesca province, which is probably named from Latin montione ‘big mountain’.
Moodie Scottish
The history of the name Moodie originates from the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Brittain.... [more]
Moody English, Irish
Either from Middle English modie "angry, haughty, impetuous", or Old English modig "brave, proud".
Moodysson Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Means "son of Moody". A notable bearer is Swedish director Lukas Moodysson (b. 1969).
Mõõk Estonian
Mõõk is an Estonian surname meaning "sword".
Mook German
This surname means 'flying insect' from a German word that is mauke. (I think it is mauke, I am SO not sure.)
Mookhey Indian
Meaning unknown.
Mööl Estonian
Mööl is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "möll" meaning "tumult" and "turbulence".
Moorcock English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a moorcock (the male of the red grouse). It is borne by British author Michael Moorcock (1939-).
Moorehouse English
Variant spelling of Morehouse.
Moorhouse English (British)
This derives from the surname Morehouse, with Old English mōr meaning "marsh", "fen" + hūs meaning "house".... [more]
Mooring Low German (Modern)
habitational name from möringen or möhringen of northern germany.
Moosa Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Musa.
Moosavi Persian
Variant transcription of Mousavi.
Mopantokobogo Zulu
From Zulu meaning "big man".
Mor Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Mor, means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
Morača Serbian
Morača is a historical region in Montenegro.
Moraczewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Moraczewo.
Morad Various
Either means "down" (like "down the river" or "down the mountain") in Hebrew. And a variant of the names Murad and Mourad in Arabic.
Moradi Persian
From the given name Morad.
Moradian Persian
From the given name Morad.
Moraes Portuguese
From the Portuguese form of Spanish Morales.
Morag Hebrew
Means "threshing sledge", "flail" in Hebrew. Morag is a hand-held threshing tool.
Moralee English, French
First found in Norfolk where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings.
Moralis Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly a Greek form of the Spanish surname Morales.
Moran Irish
The surname Moran, originating in counties Mayo and Sligo of Connaught, is the shortened version of O'Moran, Anglicized form of the older O'Morain "grandson of the great one" with the Old Irish root mor 'great, big' (denoting stature and/or character).
Moran Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
From the given name Moran.
Morant English, French
From the Old French personal name Morant, perhaps from a nickname meaning "steadfast", or alternatively of Germanic origin and meaning literally "courage-raven". A known bearer was the British-born Australian soldier and poet Breaker Morant, original name Edwin Henry Murrant (?1864-1902).
Moratalla Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Murcian municipality.
Morávek Czech, Slovak
Means "Moravian".
Morceli Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مُرْسِل (mursil) meaning "sender, dispatcher" or "sent, transmitted" from أَرْسَلَ (ʾarsala) "to send, to dispatch".
Mordaunt English
Recorded as Mordant, Mordaunt (English), Mordagne, Mordant (French) and apparently Mordanti in Italy, this is a surname of French origins. According to the famous Victorian etymologist Canon Charles Bardsley writing in the year 1880, the name was originally Norman, and was brought to England by a follower of Duke William of Normandy, when he conquered England in 1066... [more]
Mordecai English
From the given name Mordecai
Mordechai Hebrew
From the given name Mordechai.
Morden English
Parish in Surrey; one mile from Mitcham. "Moor Hollow" in Old English.
Moredock English
From the fact that boats get moored at a dock.
Morehouse English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example Moorhouse in West Yorkshire, named from Old English mōr meaning "marsh", "fen" + hūs meaning "house".
Moreira Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia called Moreira, from moreira meaning "mulberry tree".
Morells Greek
One meaning/explanation of the surname Morells is it's an Americanization of the Greek name surname Mariolis.
Moreschi Italian
Nickname for a dark-skinned person, derived from the Medieval Latin word moro, actually from the Latin Maurus, meaning, "dark-skinned".
Moretz German, Dutch
Variant spelling of Moritz.
Morey Irish, English
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Mórdha, and in English (of Norman origin), from the Old French given name Mory, a short form of Amaury (see Emery).
Morgade Anglo-Saxon
It`s a derived from Anglo-Saxon Morgen Or Morgan. Its meaning is morning. It have a second meaning that is a variety or type of oil.
Morgado Portuguese
Means "eldest brother" in Portuguese
Morgans English, Irish
Variation of Morgan.
Morganton English (Canadian)
Created by combining the last names Morgan and Middleton in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in September of 2013.
Mori Slovene, Italian
Variant of Moro.
Moriai Japanese
From the Japanese 盛 (mori) "assortment" or 森 (mori) "forest" and 合 (ai) "fit," "suit," "join."
Moriancumer Mormon (Archaic)
In the Book of Ether, Jared's brother's name remains untold. Joseph Smith revealed that his name was Mahonri Moriancumer.
Móric Hungarian
From the given name Móric.
Morifuji Japanese
Mori means "Forest" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
Moriguchi Japanese
From 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "entrance," "mouth."
Morihara Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Morihei Japanese
This surname combines 森 (shin, mori) meaning "forest, woods" with 平 (hyou, byou, hei, tai.ra, -daira, hira, hira-) meaning "even, flat, peace."... [more]
Morikita Japanese (Rare)
森 (Mori) means "Forest" and 北 (Kita) means "North". Hiroshi Morikita is the president and foreign rights man of Morikita Publishing.
Morimura Japanese (Rare)
From Kanji "森" (Mori) meaning "Forest" and "村" (Mura) meaning "Village".
Morinaka Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
Moríñigo Leonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Morio Japanese
"Forest tail."
Morisaki Japanese
From Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Moriuchi Japanese
森 (Mori) means "Forest" and 内 (Uchi) means "Inside".
Moriya Japanese
From the Japanese 守 (mori or kami) "guard," "protect," "defend" or 森 (mori) "forest" and 屋 (ya) "dwelling" or 谷 (ya or tani) "valley."
Mörk Swedish
Means "dark" in Swedish.
Mørk Danish
Means "dark" in Danish.
Mørk Norwegian
From Old Norse mork "wood". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Morkovin Russian
From Russian морковь (morkov) meaning "carrot".
Morningstar English, Jewish
English transcription of Morgenstern.
Moros Spanish
Habitational name from Moros in Zaragoza province, so named from the plural of moro ‘Moor’, i.e. ‘the place where the Moors live’.
Moroux Louisiana Creole
From the surname Moroux.
Morpurgo Hebrew
Morpurgo (Hebrew: מורפורגו‎) is an Italian surname of Jewish origin. Originally Marpurg, from the Austrian city Marburg an der Drau (today Maribor in Slovenia). Key ancestor was Moises Jacob, father of Petachia, in Bad-Rackersburg, Austria... [more]
Morreale Italian
Habitational name from the town of Monreale in Sicily, derived from Italian monte regale meaning "royal mountain".