Boy names that start with M

Want a masculine name with mass-appeal? Or something more middle-of-the-road? From Matthew to Myrick, we’ve got mountains of baby boy names that start with the letter M.

MichaelMichael is a Biblical name referring to one of the seven archangels who defeats and casts out the demons in the book of Revelation…
MatthewGood ol’ reliable Matthew. Matthew is a name that remains in the upper echelon of baby name popularity year after year, decade…
MarkThe shorter, and, let’s face it, cuter version of the serious Marcus, Mark has been a perennial favorite for parents to name…
MorganMorgan used to be a pretty evenly divided unisex name, but in recent years the winner has definitely emerged as the girls…
MicahMicah was a prophet and writer of the biblical book that bears his name. More and more parents are gravitating towards Micah…
MasonIn its old-school incarnations, Mason was a straight-forward occupational name meaning “stoneworker.” Today, it’s a hit among…
MosesMoses was a Jewish leader and prophet who helped bring the Israelites out of slavery.
MartinEnglish OriginWarlike; another name originating from Mars, the Roman god of war
MarcusFrom the Shakespearean play Titus Andronicus
MaxIf you think your baby is just “the greatest,” then Max is the name for him. While Max fell out of vogue at the turn of the…
MiguelPortuguese OriginWho is like the Lord; a variant of Michael
MaxwellScottish Origin
MitchellEnglish:Who is like the Lord; a variant of Michael
MalikMalik is a very common name in the Islamic world. In Islam, it’s also one of the “99 Names of Allah.” Many non-Muslim parents…
MiloEnglish:Soldier; form of Miles
ManuelSpanish:God is with us; popular Spanish diminutive of Emmanuel
MilesMiles has long been the epitome of cool—both the great jazz trumpeter and his name (he was actually Miles Davis III.) In…
MarioItalian OriginA name of uncertain meaning, possibly derived from a Roman family name Marius indicating the Roman war god Mars; derived…
MarshallEnglish OriginHorse-keeper, steward; an occupational name and a common family name in Scotland
MuhammadArabic:Variant used for Mohammad – founder of Islamic religion. praiseworthy; glorified.
MarcoStill hugely popular in Italy, Marco isn’t doing too shabby in the U.S. either. As the more magnetic version of Mark (both…
MateoSpanish:God”s gift
MattEnglish:Gift of God
MajorLatin:Greater. Also a military rank above Captain and below Colonel.
MauriceEnglish OriginMoorish; dark skinned
MurphyIrish:Sea warrior
MalcolmFrom the Shakespearean play Macbeth
MarvinCeltic:Lives by the sea
MaximilianMaximilian is a gladiator of a name with a powerful history behind it. Maximilian I reigned as the Holy Roman Emperor from…
MathewTake a second look at Mathew, and you’ll see it’s missing the extra “t” of the traditional Matthew. While this spelling variation…
MorrisEnglish OriginDark-skinned, a Moor; an English form of Maurice
MarcelFrench:Warlike, hammer; a variant of Mark
MelvinCeltic:Leader or chief
MatthiasMatthias is at an all-time popularity peak, and it’s not hard to see why. As a variant of the ever-so-popular Matthew, Matthias…
MathiasScandinavian:Gift of God.
MiltonEnglish:From the mill town or settlement, possibly from the middle town or settlement; surname
MontgomeryEnglish:From the wealthy man”s mountain; Montgomery is also the state capital of Alabama.
MatteoItalian:Gift of God
MurrayCeltic:Protects the sea; Children may recognize this name as belonging to Murray, the red-shirted musician of The Wiggles.
MackCeltic OriginSon of; nick name often used for people with surnames like McGregor, McAllister, McAndrews, etc.
MarceloItalian:Form of the Latin Marcellus meaning hammer.
MauricioIf Maurice doesn’t do it for you, you can always try Mauricio. It’s a romantic and whimsical Latin name that screams tall…
MarlonEnglish OriginLittle falcon
MarkusDutch:Of Mars. The Roman fertility god Mars for whom March was named.
MickeyMickey has been a longtime pet name for boys named Michael, but it moved into first name territory for a bit too. It’s a…
MartyEnglish:Warrior of Mars.
MartenScandinavian:Warrior of Mars.
MortonEnglish:From the town or settlement near the moors; surname
MakotoJapanese:truth, reality, genuineness
MurdockCeltic OriginProtector of the sea
MartynEnglish:Warrior of Mars.
MarianoSpanish Origin
MalcomScottish:Saint Columb”s disciple.
MarcelloItalian:Form of the Latin Marcellus meaning hammer.
MarstonEnglish:From the town or settlement near the marsh; surname
MikelBasque OriginGift from God