Submitted Surnames Starting with M

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Matsushima Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Matsuura Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 浦 (ura) meaning "bay, inlet".
Matsuyama Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Matsuyuki Japanese
Matsu (松)"Pine" and Yuki (雪) "Snow". Yasuko Matsuyuki is a Japanese voice actress and singer.
Matsuzaki Japanese
Japanese: ‘pine tree cape’. This name is found mostly in both the Tōkyō area and on the island of Kyūshū, where it is pronounced Matsusaki.
Matta Italian
From a feminine form of MATTO.
Matta Slovak
Derived from the personal name Matúš.
Mattalatta Buginese
Most well known for being the surname of a certain Andi.
Mattei Italian
Patronymic or plural form Matteo. The Mattei family was a powerful noble family in Rome during the Middle Ages.
Matteo Italian
From the given name Matteo.
Matteusen Norwegian
Means "son of Matteus" in Norwegian.
Matteussdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Matteus" in Icelandic.
Matteusson Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Matteus" in Swedish.
Matthau German
Derived from the given name Matthias. This name was borne by the American actor Walter Matthau (1920-2000).
Matthäus German
From the given name Matthäus.
Mattheou Greek
Means "son of Matthaios".
Matthes German
From German given name Matthias.
Matthew English, Scottish
Derived from the given name Matthew.
Matthias German, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
Matthíassdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Matthías" in Icelandic.
Matthíasson Icelandic
Means "son of Matthías" in Icelandic.
Matthieu French
From the given name Matthieu.
Matthiou Greek
Means "son of Matthias".
Mattíassdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Mattías" in Icelandic.
Mattíasson Icelandic
Means "son of Mattías" in Icelandic.
Mättik Estonian
Mättik is an Estonian surname derived from "mätas" meaning "sod". Could also derive from "mätlik" meaning "tufted", or the German surname "Mättig".
Mattila Finnish
Means "Matti's farm". A combination of Matti and the suffix -la "farm, place".
Mattingly English (British)
This name dates all the way back to the 1200s and research shows that Mattingly families began immigrating to the United States in the 1600s and continued until the 1900s. However, the place name (Mattingley, England) dates back to the year 1086, but spelled as Matingelege... [more]
Mattioli Italian
From the given name Mattia.
Mattison English
Means son of "Matthew"
Mattocks English
An occupation name for a digger or pryer.
Mattsen English
Variant of Matson.
Mattson English
Anglicized form of Mattsson or a variant of Matson.
Matulac Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Means "pushful" in Tagalog.
Matunec Croatian
Meaning - "mason" from Croatian màtūn, from Italian mattone meaning brick + agent noun -ec
Maturana Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Barrundia.
Maturin French
From the French male personal name Maturin, from Latin Mātūrīnus, a derivative of Mātūrus, literally "timely". It was borne by the Irish "Gothic" novelist Charles Maturin (1782-1824).
Matusiak Polish
Derived from "Son of Matus (Matthew)."
Matvejs Latvian
From the given name Matvejs.
Matveyev Russian
Variant transcription of Matveev.
Mátyás Hungarian
From the given name Mátyás.
Matzerath Polish
This was used in The Tin Drum, a 1959 novel originally published as Die Blechtrommel in Germany, written by Günter Grass. The main character was Oskar Matzerath.
Maudling English
From the medieval female personal name Maudeleyn, the English form of Greek Magdalēnē, the sobriquet in the New Testament of the woman Mary who was cured of evil spirits by Jesus... [more]
Mauer German
Variant of Maurer.
Mauer German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a wall, Middle High German mure "wall".
Maughan Irish, English
Anglicized from the original Irish Gaelic form Ò Mocháin meaning 'descendant of Mochain'. This name was one of the earliest known Irish surnames brought to England and remains a fairly common surname in the North East of the country.
Mauk Czech, Russian
The word Mauk is the Eastern European meaning for night. In the early ages a small group of people in the area now known to be in or around Russia and the czech republic founded this word and made it their name... [more]
Mauleon Spanish (Archaic)
All I know is that there is a place in spain "Basque Country" that their town, apartments, holtes are named Mauleon. The language spoken is Basque a form of "Spanish and French"
Maung Burmese
Means "darling, honey" in Burmese.
Mauri Italian, Catalan
From the given name Mauro.
Maurice English, French
This surname is taken from a given name which is derived from the Roman name Mauritius, a derivative of Maurus.
Mauricio Spanish
From the given name Mauricio
Mauris English
This surname may be a variant of Maurice.
Mauritzson Swedish
Means "son of Mauritz".
Maurizio Italian
From the given name Maurizio
Mauro Italian
From the given name Mauro.
Maurović Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Mauro".
Maury French, Occitan, English
As a French name, it derives from a short form of the given name Amaury (see Emery)... [more]
Mauser German
Occupational name for a mouse catcher.
Maust German
Possibly an altered form Mast.
Mautasch Czech
Mautz German
Meaning "to gripe", or "to complain" in Swabian German.
Maverick English (Rare)
Surname notably borne by Texas lawyer, politician and land baron Samuel Maverick (1803-1870) to whom the word maverick was coined.
Mavrogiannis Greek
Literally means "black Giannis", derived from Greek μαύρος (mavros) "black, Moorish" and Giannis.
Mavropanos Greek
Literally means "black cloth", derived from Greek μαύρος (mavros) "black, Moorish" and πανί (pani) "cloth".
Mavros English (American)
Means "Black" in Greek.
Mawar Indonesian
Means "rose" in Indonesian.
Mawatari Japanese
From the Japanese 馬 (ma, uma or ba) "horse" and 渡 (watari or wata) "ferry" or ferryboat."
Mawere Shona
Meaning unknown.
Maxamed Somali
Somali form of Muhammad.
Maxfield English
Habitational name from places so named in England.
Maxilom Visayan
An archaic Hispanicization of "mahilom", "quiet."
Maxim Romanian
From the given name Maxim.
Maxime French
From the French given name Maxime.
Maximin French
From the given name Maxime.
Maximoff Russian
Variant transcription of Maksimov.
Maximov Russian
Alternate transcription of Maksimov.
Maximova Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Максимова (see Maksimova).
Maximovich Russian
Means "son of Maxim".
Maxon English
Variants of Mackson or Maxson.
Maxson Popular Culture, English
Means son of Max. This is the surname of the hereditary leaders of the Brotherhood of Steel in the popular Fallout game. The first bearer of the name was Captain Roger Maxson, who founded the BOS, with the most recent bearer being Arthur Maxson, the current leader of the BOS in Fallout 4.
Maxton English
From a place name meaning "Maccus' settlement".
May Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh
Mayberry English, Irish
Of uncertain origin, probably an altered form of Mowbray. Possibly it is derived from an English place name.
Maybree English
Variant of Mabry.
Maye English
English variant spelling of May.
Mayerhofer German (Austrian)
Denoted a person from the municipality of Mayrhof in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.
Mayfair English
Locational surname based off Mayfair, a district in the City of Westminster in London, England.
Mayfield English
From the surname but also a given name that reminds some of Springtime
Mayfleet English
Used in The City of Ember as the main character's (Lina Mayfleet) last name.
Mayhew English
Mayhew is an Old French variant of Matthew and means "gift of God."
Mayne Scottish, English
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
Mayne Irish
Irish, of Norman English origin but in County Fermanagh used sometimes to represent McManus.
Mayne French
French variant of Maine.
Mayo Irish
a county in Ireland
Mayonaka Japanese
Means "Midnight" in Japanese
Mayordomo Spanish
Means "butler" in Spanish.
Mayorga Spanish
habitational name, taken on from the place name Mayorga in Valladolid province of Castile.
Mayr Czech
Variant of Meyer.
Mayrbekov Chechen
Means "son of Mayrbek".
Mayson English
Variant of Mason.
Maysonet Provençal
Mason,Mason "Deriving from the Old French word machun, which meant 'stone cutter.' Inferring the original bearer of the name worked in stone or mason."
Maytwayashing Ojibwe
Unknown meaning, most commonly found in Anishinaabe communities in Manitoba. A notable bearer is Clifford Maytwayashing, a legendary fiddle player.
Mazáč Czech, Slovak
From workers on a buildings, who were gluing bricks to each other
Mazaki Japanese
A surname of Japanese origin meaning "cape of truth" which comes from combing 真 (ma) meaning "true, genuine" with 崎 (zaki) meaning "cape, peninsula". A notable bearer of this surname is Anzu Mazaki/Téa Gardner from Yu-Gi-Oh!
Mazarin French
French form of Italian Mazzarino.
Mazarro Italian
It means "mace bearer".
Mazigh Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
Derived from Arabic أَمَازِيغ (ʾamāzīḡ) the Arabic designation for the Berber (Amazigh) people of North Africa. The word itself is ultimately of Tamazight origin, from Central Atlas Tamazight ⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖ (Amaziɣ) of disputed meaning; in modern Central Atlas Tamazight, it means “free-man”.
Mazini Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic مَزِين (mazīn) meaning “decorated, adorned” or مازن (mazin) meaning “rain cloud” (see Mazin; chiefly Moroccan).
Mazumdar Bengali, Indian, Assamese
Bengali alternate transcription of Majumdar as well as the Assamese form.
Mažuranić Croatian
Derived from mažuran, meaning "marjoram", a type of plant.
Mazzarino Italian
A diminutive of Mazzaro, an Italian surname meaning "mace-bearer".
Mazzola Italian
From a diminutive of Italian mazza meaning "maul, mallet".
Mbabazi Eastern African
A Bantu Uganda surname meaning 'grace' or 'kindness'.
M'bala Central African
Derived from the given name Mbala. This surname is borne by French comedian, actor and political activist Dieudonné M'bala M'bala (1966-).
Mbangwa Shona
Meaning unknown.
Mbappé Central African (Gallicized)
Borne by French professional footballer Kylian Mbappé (1998-), whose father is from Cameroon.
M'bareck Western African
Derived from Arabic مُبَارَك (mubārak) meaning "blessed, fortunate, lucky" (chiefly Mauritanian).
Mbarek Berber
Moroccan Tachelhit variant of Mubarak.
M'beirick Western African
Most likely a variant of M’Bareck.
Mbenguzana Hlubi (?), African
Hlubi word referring to an old cat with grey beard but in this instance it means grey-bearded leopard. Originates from one of the Nkwali tribe's early head?king Lusulengwe(Leopard's face)
Mboto African
Last name of a character from Australian soap opera, Home and Away. This is the last name of character Stephanie Mboto, duration 1996-97.
Mc English
Variant of Mac
Mcadam Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Means "Son of Adam" in Gaelic.
Mcadory Northern Irish (Rare)
Rare Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Deoraidh ‘son of the stranger’.
McAlary Irish
A variant of Cleary, an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Cléirigh
McAlea Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Laoidhigh
McAleenan Irish
A variant of McAlea
Mcalinden Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) Fiontán", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
Mcalpine Irish, Scottish
differing meanings include, "fair", "rolling hills"
Mcandrew Scots, Irish
Irish or Scots surname meaning "son of Andrew".
Mcanespie Irish
Anglicized form of Mac An Easpaig
McAngus Scottish
Variant form of MacAngus.
McAnulla Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Con Uladh
McAnulty Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Meaning "son of the Ulidian", from the Irish surname Mac an Ultaigh, from mac, meaning son, and Ultach, denoting someone from the Irish province of Ulster.
McArdle Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Ardghail
McAreavy Irish
A variant of Gilroy. Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Ruaidh
Mcaskie Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or Ásketill.
McAtamney Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac An Tiompánaigh
McAtavey Irish
Anglicized form of Mac An Tsámhaigh
Mcateer Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSaoir "son of the craftsman" (cf. McIntyre)
McAulay Irish
Derived from the Irish "Mac Amhalghaidh" from the prefix Mac- (son of-) and Amhalghaidh, Old Irish form of the name Aulay/ Auley... [more]
McAuley Irish
A variant of McCauley
McAvaddy Irish
A variant of Madden
McAvoy Northern Irish, Scottish
Northern Irish and Scottish form of McEvoy.
Mcbroom Scottish
Means "son of the judge".
Mccafferty Irish (Anglicized)
McCafferty is derived from the Gaelic Mac Eachmharcaigh, meaning "son of Eachmharcach".
Mccaffery Irish
The meaning of the surname MCCAFFERY is - the son of Godfrey (God's peace).
Mccaffrey Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name Godfrey.
Mccain English
"Son of warrior"
Mccall Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of Cathmhaol", a personal name composed of the elements cath meaning "battle" + maol meaning "chief". Anglicized form of Mac Cathail meaning "son of Cathal".
Mccalvey Irish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning Son of rich possessions.
Mccambridge Scottish
Anglicized from Gaelic Mac Ambróis, "son of Ambrose". This name, influenced in its spelling by the English city name Cambridge, is well-established in Northern Ireland.
Mccammon Scottish, Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ámoinn "son of Ámoinn", a Gaelic form of the Norse personal name Amundr, which is composed of the elements ag "awe, fear", or "edge, point" and mundr "protection".
Mccan Irish
A variant of McCann, which supposedly means "son of wolf club".
McCance Scottish
Variant form of MacCance.
McCandless Scottish, Irish, Scots
Ulster Scots form of McCandlish. This surname is common in Northern Ireland.
McCann Irish
McCann (Irish: Mac Cana, Nic Cana)... [more]
Mccard Scottish, Irish
Scottish or Irish: variant of Mccart.
McCarey Irish
Variant of Carey.
Mccarl Irish (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of Mccarroll.
Mccarley Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearghaile "son of Fearghal", a personal name meaning "valiant man".
Mccarney Irish
From either the Gaelic O Cearnaigh, meaning "victorious", or O Catharnaigh, meaning "warlike".
McCarrey Irish
Variant of Carey.
Mccarroll Irish (Anglicized)
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill (see Carroll).
Mccarron Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearáin meaning "son of Ciarán".... [more]
McCarry Irish
Variant form of Carey.
Mccart Northern Irish (Anglicized)
Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Airt, ‘son of Art’, a personal name meaning ‘bear’.
McCartan Scottish Gaelic
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Artáin (meaning ‘son of Artán’), which is a diminutive of the personal name Art, meaning ‘bear’.
McCartney Scottish Gaelic
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Artaine, (meaning ‘son of Artan’) which is a diminutive of the personal name Art, meaning ‘bear’ or ‘hero’. Compare Irish Mac Artáin (see McCartan), of which this surname is a variant.
Mccarty Irish
Variant of MacCarthy. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
McCary Irish
Variant of Carey.