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Moshe - Hebrew name meaning "drawn out." In the bible, this is the name of the leader who brought the Israelites out of bondage and led them to the promised land. 
Antero - Finnish form of English Andrew, meaning "man; warrior."
Heaven - English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Old English heofon, meaning "home of God," earlier "sky." 
Noe - Hawaiian name meaning "mist; misty rain."
Eleonoora - Finnish form of Provençal Aliénor, meaning "foreign; the other."
Melantha -  English name thought to probably be an elaborated form of the Greek word anthos, meaning "flower." 
Zinovia - Variant spelling of Russian Zinoviya, meaning "lifeof Zeus." 
Neleus - Latin form of Greek Nileas, of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of a son of Poseidon and Tyro.
Janus -  Variant spelling of Roman Latin Ianus, meaning "door, gate" or "archway." In mythology, this is the name of a two-faced god of gateways. With his two faces he looks into the past and future simultaneously. The month of January was named after this god.
Mardochaios - Greek form of Akkadian Marduk ("solar calf"), probably meaning "death and emptiness." In mythology, Marduk is the name of a god said to have killed a dragon named Tiamat. In the bible, he is known by the Hebrew name Merodach, and is a Babylonian idol, probably the planet Mars, which like Saturn was regarded by ancient Semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims.
March - Catalan form of Latin Marcus, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
Gloriana - Elaborated form of Latin Gloria, meaning "glory."
Brigid - Short form of Latin Brigida, meaning "exalted one."
Mafalda - Italian form of Latin Mathilda, meaning "mighty in battle."
Petronius - Roman name of uncertain derivation but long associated with Latin Petrus (Greek Petros), meaning "rock, stone."
Madeleine - French form of Latin Madelina, meaning "of Magdala."
Sooleawa - Native American Algonquin name meaning "silver."
Kryštof - Czech form of Greek Christophoros, meaning "Christ-bearer." 
Jaylyn - Variant spelling of English Jalen, meaning "God lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
Motya - Pet form of Russian Matvey, meaning "gift of God." 
Misae - Native American Osage name meaning "white sun."
Mali - Thai flower name meaning "jasmine." 
Mair - Welsh form of Greek Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Myf - Short form of Welsh Myfanwy, meaning "my woman."
Maodhóg - Modern form of Old Irish Gaelic Maedóc, "my dear Áedh."
Melpomenê - Greek name meaning "choir." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of tragedy.
Mollie - Variant spelling of English Molly, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Mártuska - Pet form of Hungarian Márta, meaning "lady, mistress." 
Akosua - African Akan name meaning "born on Sunday."
Marquis - English name derived from the French title for the "governor of a border country," from Old French marchis ("border country"). A Marquis ranks just below a Duke. 
Macedon - Latin form of Greek Makedon, meaning "the high/tall one." In mythology, this is the name of a son of Zeus and Thyia.
Emi - Japanese name meaning 1) "beautiful blessing" or 2) "beautiful picture."
Izabela - Czech form of Latin Isabella, meaning "God is my oath." 
Muhsin - Arabic name meaning "beneficent."
Masako - Japanese name meaning 1) "elegant child" or 2) "flourishing child."
Mukamutara - Egyptian name meaning "daughter of Mutara."
Marlowe - English surname transferred to forename use, from a place name in Buckinghamshire, composed of the Old English elements mere "lake, pool" and lafe "leavings, remnants," hence, "marshland."
Margarid - Armenian form of Greek Margarites, meaning "pearl."
Meinard - Variant spelling of German Meinhard, meaning "strong and hardy."
Michiko - Japanese name meaning "beautiful wise child."
Myrddin - Welsh legend name of the magician who guided the destiny of King Arthur, derived from Celtic Mori-dunum, meaning "sea fort." Mori-dunum was a place in Wales later called Carmarthen. Because of its close resemblance to the French word merde, meaning "excrement," the name was changed from Myrddin to Merlin. 
Manolita - Pet form of Spanish Manuela, meaning "God is with us."
Màrtainn - Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Martinus, meaning "of/like Mars."
Marjeta - Slovene form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
Milton - English surname transferred to forename use, form the name of various places, most of which were derived from the Old English word mylentun, meaning "mill settlement."
Mainchín - Irish Gaelic name composed of the word manach "monk" and a diminutive suffix, hence "little monk."
Maka - Native American Sioux name meaning "earth."
Miina - Short form of Finnish Vilhelmiina, meaning "will-helmet."
Mohammad - Variant spelling of Arabic Muhammad, meaning "praiseworthy."
Martius - Extended form of Latin Martis, meaning "of/like Mars."

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