Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Malick Indian, Bengali, Pakistani, Western African
From the Arabic ملك (malik) meaning "king, sovereign, monarch" (see Malik 1), used by Indian Hindus and Muslims.
Malicsi Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog maliksi meaning "quick, agile, alert".
Maligaya Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happy, pleasant" in Tagalog.
Malig-on Filipino, Cebuano
Means "strong, resilient, sturdy" in Cebuano.
Malik Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Malik 1.
Məlikov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Məlik".
Malikov Uzbek, Tatar, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Tajik, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Malik 1" as well as an alternate transcription of Azerbaijani Məlikov.
Malikzai Pashto
Means "son of Malik 1" in Pashto.
Malin English, French, Dutch
From the given name Malin (English), and from the given name Madalin composed of the Germanic element madal meaning "council" (French, Dutch).
Malin Serbian, Croatian (Rare)
From the Serbian word мали meaning "small".
Malina Czech
Means "raspberry".
Malinao Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano malinaw meaning "calm, peaceful, serene".
Malinis Filipino, Tagalog
Means "clean" in Tagalog.
Malinov Bulgarian, Russian
From Bulgarian and Russian малина (malina) meaning "raspberry", probably indicating a person who lived near a raspberry bush.
Maliwanag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "bright, clear" in Tagalog.
Malizia Italian
Italian. Literal translation is the english noun: "Malice".... [more]
Malka Hebrew
Means "queen" in Hebrew.
Malkawi Arabic (Arabized)
The surname 'Malkawi' deprives from the town of Malka, a small village in Jordan bordering Syria.
Malkovich Ukrainian
Possibly the Ukrainian version of Milošević
Mäll Estonian
Mäll is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "mälu", meaning "memory".
Mallard English
Either (i) from the Old French male personal name Malhard, brought into England by the Normans but ultimately of Germanic origin and meaning literally "council-brave"; or (ii) from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a male wild duck.
Mallari Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan malyari meaning "possible".
Mallery English
1 English: see Mallory .... [more]
Mallet Anglo-Norman, Medieval English, French, Catalan
Originated in Norman France and spread to England following the Norman conquest of 1066. The surname comes from the given name Malle, an Old English diminutive of Mary or from the given name Malo, a popular form of the name of Saint Maclovius, a 6th-century Welsh monk who the church of Saint Maclou in Rouen is named for.... [more]
Mallick Indian, Bengali, Odia, Urdu
Variant transcription of Malick.
Mällo Estonian
Mällo is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "mälu" meaning "memory".
Malloch Scottish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic MacIain Mhalaich "son of Ian of the bushy eyebrows", which was the family name of the MacGregors of Balhaldie. The Ian from whom the name is derived died in the early 16th century.
Mallow German
Variant spelling of Malow, a habitational name from Malow in Mecklenburg.
Mallows English
From Anglo-Saxon origins, meaning "The cross or mark on the hill". This surname is taken from the location 'Mallows Green' in England.
Malm Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ore" in the Scandinavian languages.
Malmre Estonian
Derived from "malm", meaning "cast iron".
Malmström Swedish
Combination of Swedish malm "ore" and ström "stream".
Maloan Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
A rare variant of Malone, the anglicized version of Ó Maoil Eoin.
Maloney Irish
Anglicized form of the Old Irish "Ó Maoldhamhnaigh," which means "descendant of a church servant."
Maloret French
This surname comes from the French and means 'unfortunate' or 'luckless'.
Malov Russian
From malo, meaning "small".
Malpass English, Scottish, French
Habitational name from any of various places named Malpas, because of the difficulty of the terrain, from Old French mal pas "bad passage" (Latin malus passus). It is a common French minor place name, and places in Cheshire, Cornwall, Gwent, and elsewhere in England were given this name by Norman settlers... [more]
Malsagnaqan Ingush
Original Ingush form of Malsagov.
Malsagov Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of the Ingush clan name Малсагнаькъан (Malsagnaqan) meaning "tribe of Malsag", from a given name derived from Ingush малх (malkh) meaning "sun, solar" and саг (sag) meaning "person, man".
Malsroos Estonian
Malsroos is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "malts" ("orach") "roos" ("rose").
Malynov Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Malinov.
Mameli Italian
Possibly from latin surname Mamelius. A famous bearer was Goffredo Mameli, author of the italian national anthem.
Mamik Indian
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Mamilov Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname, which is from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) possibly from a Turkic word meaning "sweet, delicious" or from an Arabic name of unknown meaning.
Mamiya Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "true, genuine" or 茉 (ma) meaning "Arabian jasmine, white jasmine" combined with 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Mammadov Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Məmmədov.
Məmmədova Azerbaijani
Means "daughter of Məmməd".
Mamo Maltese
A bearer of this surname is Anthony Mamo (1909 - 2008), the first president of Malta.
Mamuang Thai
Means "mango" in Thai.
Mamurov Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Mamur".
Manabat Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "ambusher, fighter, accoster" in Pampangan.
Manabe Japanese
From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or 間 (ma) meaning "among, between" and 鍋 (nabe) meaning "pot, pan" or 部 (be) meaning "part, section".
Manabilang Filipino, Maranao
Means "disrupter, uprooter" in Maranao.
Manahane Chamorro
Chamorro for "all morning/day"
Manaka Japanese
This surname combines 真 (shin, ma, ma-, makoto) meaning "Buddhist sect, reality, true" or 間 (kan, ken, ai, aida, ma) meaning "interval, space" with 中 (chuu, ata.ru, uchi, naka) meaning "centre, in(side), mean, middle" or 仲 (chuu, naka) meaning "go-between, relationship."... [more]
Manalaysay Filipino, Tagalog
Mean "storyteller, narrator" from Tagalog salaysay meaning "narration, story".
Manalo Filipino, Tagalog, Pampangan
Means "to win" in Tagalog.
Manan Indian
Manans come from Lahore . They belong to Punjabi Brahmin caste of Hinduism.
Manansala Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Means "one who prohibits" from Tagalog sansala meaning "inhibition, prohibition, interdiction".
Manatad Filipino, Cebuano
Means "common emerald dove (a type of bird)" in Cebuano.
Manchester English
Habitational name from the city in northwestern England, formerly part of Lancashire. This is so called from Mamucio (an ancient British name containing the element mammā "breast", and meaning "breast-shaped hill") combined with Old English ceaster "Roman fort or walled city" (Latin castra "legionary camp").
Manchin Italian
derived from the surname Mancini
Mancio French
Mancio derives from the surname Venâncio and Amâncio, being an unusual French variation.
Mänd Estonian
Mänd is an Estonian surname meaning "pine".
Manda Indian
1 Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu (Brahman) name based on the name of a subgroup of Brahmans.... [more]
Mandal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Marathi, Nepali
Derived either from a title given to the head of a village or from Sanskrit मण्डल (mandala) meaning "circle, wheel, disk, halo".
Mandato Italian
mandato is the past tense of send in italian-such as "i sent a letter or message"
Mandia Italian
Southern Italian (Campania): unexplained.
Mandić Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Manda''.
Mändla Estonian
Mändla is an Estonian surname meaning "pine area".
Mändmäe Estonian
Mändmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "pine hill".
Mändmets Estonian
Mändmets is an Estonian surname meaning "pine forest".
Mändoja Estonian
Mändoja is an Estonian surname meaning "pine stream".
Mandrapilias Greek
This surname is found in Sparta, Greece.... [more]
Mandri Estonian
Mandri is an Estonian surname meaning "continental" and "inland".
Mandrisch Polish, German
Upper Silesia
Mändsoo Estonian
Mändsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "pine swamp".
Mandžukić Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this last name is Mario Mandžukić who is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus and the Croatia national team.
Maneely Welsh
A Welsh surname derived from 'map Neely' or 'son of Neely'
Mánes Czech
Derived from MÁNEK, a pet form of Emanuel.
Manes Dutch
Variant of Magnus, MENNEN or a short form of Germanus.
Maness English (American)
Probably a variant of Manes.
Manford English
Place name for "Munda's ford" from an Old English personal name Munda, the same element in the second syllable of Edmund and ford meaning a waterway crossing.
Manfredo Italian
From the given name Manfredo.
Mangan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone... [more]
Mangani Italian
Possibly an Italian variant of Mangan.
Mangkhut Thai
Means "mangosteen" in Thai.
Mangloña Chamorro
Chamorro for "their breath"
Mangubat Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to battle, to wage war" in Cebuano.
Mangudadatu Filipino, Maguindanao
From Maguindanao manguda meaning "young" and the Philippine title datu meaning "chief, leader".
Manhart German (Modern)
From the Germanic personal name Manhard, composed of the Germanic elements man "man", "human" + hard "hardy", "brave", "strong"... [more]
Manhattan English
From the name of the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York. Derived from the Munsee Lenape language term manaháhtaan (where manah- means "gather", -aht- means "bow" and -aan is an abstract element used to form verb stems), meaning "the place where we get bows" or "place for gathering the (wood to make) bows"... [more]
Manikas Greek
Occupational name for a maker of handles (e.g. of knives), from medieval Greek manikion "sleeve", "handle", from Latin manicae "sleeve, manacle".
Maniscalco Italian
It means 'blacksmith' in Italian. The variant Maniscalchi is the plural.
Manivong Lao
From Lao ມະນີ (mani) meaning "gem, jewel" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Manjarrés Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
Manlanget Chamorro
Chamorro for "all the heavens". Man- is a pluralization and Langet means "sky/heaven".
Manlangit Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Means "to go to heaven" in Tagalog and Cebuano.
Manley English
Habitational name from places in Devon and Cheshire, named in Old English as "common wood or clearing", from (ge)mǣne "common, shared" and lēah "woodland clearing". The surname is still chiefly found in the regions around these villages.
Mann Sanskrit (Anglicized)
Originally Sanskrit, now in Punjabi and Hindi - used by Jats predominantly in Punjab area of NW India. Well represented in Sikhs. Also spelled as {!Maan} when anglicized. Belonged to landholding nobility of warrior caste (knights) that at one time held a strong and established kingdom.... [more]
Männamaa Estonian
Männamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "whorl/verticil land".
Mannan Hinduism
Means ‘king’ in Tamil, it is also a Muslim surname, it is based on the Sanskrit word ‘mannan’, which means ‘the bountiful’.
Mannay-ool Tuvan (Rare)
Derived from Tuvan маңнаар (mañnar) meaning "to run" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
Mannazzu Sardinian (Archaic), Sicilian (Rare, Archaic), Corsican (Modern, Rare), Italian (Rare)
It came from the Ancient Nuraghi people. the Nuraghi people inhabited southern Corsica and northern and central Sardinia.
Mannerheim Finland Swedish (Rare)
Swedification of the German surname Marhein. A famous bearer was Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867-1951), a Finnish military leader, statesman and the 6th President of Finland... [more]
Männik Estonian
Männik is an Estonian surname meaning "pine stand" or "pine forest".
Männil Estonian
Männil is an Estonian surname meaning "pine" ("Pinaceae").
Manning English, Irish (Anglicized)
English patronymic from Mann. ... [more]
Mannion Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Ó Mainnín. Mainnín is derived from Irish manach "monk".
Männisalu Estonian
Männisalu is an Estonian surname meaning "pine grove".
Männiste Estonian
Männiste is an Estonian surname relating to "pine".
Mannix Irish
Derived from the given name Mannix.
Manoban Thai
A famous bearier of this surname Lalisa Manoban from Blackpink.
Manolas Greek
Derived from the word "magnolia" denoting a flower named after French botanist Pierre Magnol.
Manor Hebrew
Means "loom" or "weaving" in Hebrew.
Manouilidis Greek
Means "son of Manouil" in Greek.
Mañozka Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous palace in the municipality of Etxebarria.
Manresa Catalan
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the municipality or the neighborhood in the municipality of Badalona.
Manrique Spanish
From the given name Manrique.
Mansell English (Canadian), Norman
Of Norman origin, a habitational or regional name from Old French mansel ‘inhabitant of Le Mans or the surrounding area of Maine’. The place was originally named in Latin (ad) Ceromannos, from the name of the Gaulish tribe living there, the Ceromanni... [more]
Mansell Anglo-Norman, French
A status name for a particular type of feudal tenant, Anglo-Norman French mansel, one who occupied a manse (Late Latin mansa ‘dwelling’), a measure of land sufficient to support one family... [more]
Mansfield English
Means "open land by the River Maun," from the Celtic river name + the Old English word "feld."
Manson English, Scottish
Manson is a surname of Scottish origin. It is an anglicised version of the Scandinavian name Magnusson, meaning son of Magnus... [more]
Mansoor Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Mansur.
Mansour Arabic
From the given name Mansur.
Mansour Arabic (Egyptian)
Originally referred to someone from the city of Mansoura (المنصورة‎) in Egypt.
Månsson Swedish
Means "son of Måns".
Mansueto Italian
From the given name Mansueto
Mansur Arabic
From the given name Mansur.
Mantan African American
The name Mantan may have come from the Irish and or English surname Manton.
Mantanoña Chamorro
Chamorro for "all of their land"
Mantey German, Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Manthei in Schwerin province. This name is also established in Poland.
Mantia English (?)
This is my last name. I honestly don't know where it came from. But it's a last name because it's mine lol
Mantilla Spanish
Spanish: from mantilla ‘mantilla’, ‘scarf worn over the head and shoulders’, presumably an occupational name for a maker of mantillas or a descriptive name for someone who habitually wore such a garment.
Manton English
Locational surname, derived from old English "the dweller near the chalky or sandy earth."
Manton Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin "descendant of Manntán", a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach "toothless"... [more]
Manu Western African, Akan
Means "second-born child" in Akan.
Manuel Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Derived from the given name Manuel.
Manuel Catalan, Spanish
Possibly also a habitational name from Manuel in Valencia province.
Manug Filipino
This surname is locataed mostly on Visayas or Mindanao in the Philippines. Manug is also a place in Egypt
Manukian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Manukyan.
Manukyan Armenian
Means "son of Manuk".
Manus Norwegian (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized variant of Magnussen. This was the surname of Norwegian World War II resistance fighter Max Manus, whose father spent much of his life living in Hispanophone countries.
Manuschki Czech
Means ''Guider, Discipline, Adventurer''
Manville French
A locational surname deriving from any of the various places in France called "Manneville or Magneville", named, from the Old Germanic personal name "Manno" or the Old French adjective "magne", great, with the word "ville", meaning a town or settlement.
Manzano Spanish (Mexican)
Habitational name from any of various minor places named Manzano, or a topographic name for someone who lived by an apple tree or orchard, from Spanish manzano ‘apple tree’, Old Spanish maçano, from maçana ‘apple’, Late Latin (mala) Mattiana, a type of apple named in honor of the 1st century bc horticultural writer Gaius Matius.
Manzoni Italian
Of uncertain origin: could be derived from a nickname given to those who raised and took care of bullock, or from the medieval terms manso or mansueto, denoting a gentle person.... [more]
Mao Chinese
From Chinese 毛 (máo) referring to the ancient region of Mao, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the Henan province. A notable bearer of this surname was Chinese communist revolutionary Mao Zedong (1893-1976).
Maor Hebrew
From the given name Maor.
Maouloud Western African
Derived from Arabic مولود‎‎ (mawlud) meaning "born, newborn", used to refer to the مولد (Mawlid) observance of the birth of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (chiefly Mauritanian).
Mapes English
From the given name Mable
Maple English
Name for a person who lived near a maple tree, from Middle English mapel, and Old English mapul.
Maples English
Variant of Maple, probably a name for plural Maple, a famous bearer of this name is Marla Maples (1963-).
Mapleton English
The surname Mapleton was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor.
Mapp English
From a variant of the medieval female personal name Mabbe, a shortened form of Amabel. A fictional bearer is Elizabeth Mapp, busybodyish spinster in the 'Mapp and Lucia' novels of E.F. Benson.
Maputi Filipino, Cebuano
Means "white" or "silvery" in Cebuano.
Maqsood Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Maqsud.
Maqueda Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the Manchego municipality or the neighborhood of the Andalusian municipality of Málaga.
Maquiling Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog makiling meaning "uneven, crooked, bent." This name was given in honor of Maria Makiling. She is said to be the protector of Mount Makiling, a volcano in the Philippines.
Mar Swiss
The surname Mar has roots from Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain. MAR: topographic name for someone living by the sea, from mar ‘sea’ (Latin mare). German: nickname from Middle High German mar(w) ‘tender’, ‘delicate’.
Maragh Indian
Means "king" in Hindu. Due to the vast amount of Indian emigrates in Jamaica, this is a common name there and also refers to a teacher of Rastafarianism.
Maraj Indian, Trinidadian Creole
Shortened form of Maharaj. A notable bearer is singer Onnika Maraj-Petty (1982-), professionally known as Nicki Minaj.
Maran Estonian
Maran is an Estonian surname meaning "cinquefoil" and "common tormentil" (species: "Potentilla erecta").
Marandici Romanian, Moldovan
Meaning unknown.
Marangit Filipino, Maranao
Means "cruel, irritable, mean" in Maranao.
Marano Italian
Habitational name from any of various places named with the Latin personal name Marius and the suffix -anu.
Marant English, French
Probably a variant of Morant.
Marasigan Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
Marc French
Derived from the French given name Marc.
Marcato Italian, Venetian
From the given name Marchino.
Marceau French
From the given name Marcel.
Marcel French
From the given name Marcel
Marcelin French, Haitian Creole
From the given name Marcelin.
Marcell Hungarian
From the given name Marcell.
Marcellin French
From the given name Marcellin
Marcellino Italian
From the given name Marcellino
Marcello Italian
From the given name Marcello
Marcelo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Marcelo.
Marcet Catalan
Marcet is a name that roughly translates to "Seven Seas" or "The Sea and the Sky" in the Catalan language. The name is unusual in the United States but very common in areas of Spain such as Barcelona, and in neighboring France.
March English
From the English word meaning, "to walk stiffly and proudly" or possibly from the month.
Marchant French, English, Spanish
Variant of Marchand, from French marchand meaning "merchant, mercantile". Though it is of French origin, it was transferred into the Spanish-speaking world, especially Chile, by French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
Marchena Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 4 Andalusian localities or 1 Murcian locality.
Marchenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Marko.