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Meaning of Names
in the Bible
from Maachah to Mysia


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Maachah
pressed down; worn; fastened

Maachathi
broken

Maadai
pleasant; testifying

Maadiah
pleasantness; the testimony of the Lord

Maai
belly; heaping up

Maale-akrabbim
ascent of scorpions

Maarath
den; making empty; watching

Maaseiah
the work of the Lord

Maasiai
the defense, or strength, or trust of the Lord

Maath
wiping away; breaking; fearing; smiting

Maaz
wood; wooden

Macedonia
burning; adoration

Machbenah or Machbanai
poverty; the smiting of his son

Machi
poor; a smiter

Machir
selling; knowing

Machnadebai
smiter

Machpelah
double

Madai
a measure; judging; a garment

Madian
judgment; striving; covering; chiding

Madmannah
measure of a gift; preparation of a garment

Madon
a chiding; a garment; his measure

Magbish
excelling; height

Magdala
tower; greatness

Magdalene
a person from Magdala

Magdiel
declaring God; chosen fruit of God

Magog
covering; roof; dissolving

Magor-missabib
fear on every side

Magpiash
a body thrust hard together

Mahalah or Mahalath
sickness; a company of dancers; a harp

Mahaleleel
praising God

Mahali
infirmity; a harp; pardon

Mahanaim
tents; two fields; two armies

Mahanehdan
tents of judgment

Mahanem
a comforter

Maharai
hasting; a hill; from a hill

Mahath
wiping away; breaking; fearing; smiting
(same as Maath)

Mahavites
declaring a message; marrow

Mahaz
an end; ending; growing hope

Mahazioth
seeing a sign; seeing a letter

Maher-shalal-hash-baz
making speed to the spoil; he hastens to the prey

Mahlah or Mahli or Mahlon
infirmity; a harp; pardon
(same as Mahali)

Makas
an end; ending; growing hope
(same as Mahaz)

Makheloth
assemblies; congregations

Makkedah
worshiping; burning; raised; crookedness

Malachi
my messenger; my angel

Malcham or Malchom
their king; their counselor

Malchiah or Malchijah
the Lord my king, or my counselor

Malchiel
God is my king, or counselor

Malchus
my king, kingdom, or counselor

Maleleel
praising God (same as Mahaleleel)

Mallothi
fullness; circumcision

Malluch
reigning; counseling

Mammon
riches

Mamre
rebellious; bitter; set with trees

Manaen
a comforter; a leader

Manahethites
my lady; my prince of rest

Manasseh
forgetfulness; he that is forgotten

Manoah
rest; a present

Maon
house; place of sin

Mara or Marah
bitter; bitterness

Maralah
sleep; a sacrifice of myrrh; ascension

Maranatha
the Lord is coming

Marcus
polite; shining

Mareshah
from the beginning; an inheritance

Mark
polite; shining (same as Marcus)

Maroth
bitterness

Marsena
bitterness of a bramble

Martha
who becomes bitter; provoking

Mary
rebellion. (same as Miriam)

Mash
who is drawn by force (same as Meshech)

Mashal
a parable; governing

Masrekah
whistling; hissing

Massa
a burden; prophecy

Massah
temptation

Matred
wand of government

Matri
rain; prison

Mattan or Mattana or Mattenai
gifts; rains

Mattaniah
gift, or hope, of the Lord

Mattatha
his gift

Mattathias (chosen to replace Judas)
the gift of the Lord

Matthal
gift; he that gives

Matthan
gifts; rains (same as Mattan)

Matthanias
gift, or hope, of the Lord
(same as Mattaniah)

Matthew
given; a reward

Matthias or Mattithiah
the gift of the Lord
(same as Mattathias)

Mazzaroth
the twelve signs of the zodiac

Meah
a hundred cubits

Mearah
den; cave; making empty

Mebunnai
son; building; understanding

Mecherath
selling; knowledge

Medad
he that measures; water of love

Medan
judgment; process

Medeba
waters of grief; waters springing up

Media
measure; habit; covering

Megiddo
his precious fruit; declaring a message

Megiddon
his precious fruit; declaring a message
(same as Megiddo)

Mehetabel
how good is God

Mehida
a riddle; sharpness of wit

Mehir
a reward

Mehujael
who proclaims God

Mehuman
making an uproar; a multitude

Mejarkon
the waters of Jordan

Mekonah
a foot of a pillar; provision

Melatiah
deliverance of the Lord

Melchi
my king; my counsel

Melchi-shua
king of health; magnificent king

Melchiah
God is my king

Melchizedek
king of justice

Melea
supplying; supplied

Melech
king; counselor

Melita
affording honey

Mellicu
his kingdom; his counselor

Melzar
circumcision of a narrow place, or of a bond

Memphis
abode of the good

Memucan
impoverished; to prepare; certain; true

Menahem
comforter; who conducts them; preparation of heat

Menan
numbered; rewarded; prepared

Mene
who reckons or is counted

Meonenim
charmers, regarders of times

Mephaath
appearance, or force, of waters

Mephibosheth
out of my mouth proceeds reproach

Merab
he that fights or disputes

Meraioth
bitterness; rebellious; changing

Merari
bitter; to provoke

Mercurius
an orator; an interpreter

Mered
rebellious, ruling

Meremoth
bitterness; myrrh of death

Meres
defluxion; imposthume

Meribah
dispute; quarrel

Meribbaal
he that resists Baal; rebellion

Merodach
bitter contrition

Merodach-baladan
bitter contrition, without judgment

Merom
eminences; elevations

Meronothite
my singing; rejoicing; bearing rule

Meroz
secret, leanness

Mesha
burden; salvation

Meshach
that draws with force

Meshech
who is drawn by force

Meshelemiah
peace, or perfection, of the Lord

Meshezaheel
God taking away; the salvation of God

Meshillamith
peaceable; perfect; giving again

Meshullam
peaceable; perfect; their parables

Mesobaite
the Lord's standing-place; a little doe

Mesopotamia
between two rivers

Messiah
anointed

Metheg-ammah
bridle of bondage

Methusael
who demands his death

Methusaleh
he has sent his death

Meunim
dwelling-places; afflicted

Mezahab
gilded

Miamin
the right hand

Mibhar
chosen; youth

Mibsam
smelling sweet

Mibzar
defending; forbidding; taking away

Micah
poor; humble

Micaiah
who is like to God?

Micha
who is like to God?
(same as Micaiah)

Michaiah or Michael
poor; humble (same as Micah)

Michal
who is perfect?

Michmach
he that strikes

Michmethah
the gift or death of a striker

Michri
selling

Michtam
golden psalm

Middin
judgment; striving

Midian
judgment; covering; habit

Migdalel
tower of God

Migdalgad
tower compassed about

Migdol
a tower

Migron
fear; farm; throat

Mijamin
right hand

Mikloth
little wants; little voices; looking downward

Milalai
circumcision; my talk

Milcah
queen

Milcom
their king

Miletum
red; scarlet

Millo
fullness

Miniamin
right hand

Minneiah
possession of the Lord

Minni
reckoned; prepared

Minnith
reckoned; prepared (same as Minni)

Miriam
rebellion

Mishael
who is asked for or lent

Mishal
parables; governing

Misham
their savior; taking away

Misheal
requiring; lent; pit

Mishma
hearing; obeying

Mishmannah
fatness; taking away provision

Mishraites
spread abroad

Mispar or Mispereth
numbering; showing; increase of tribute

Misrephoth-maim
hot waters

Mithcah
sweetness; pleasantness

Mithnite
loin; gift; hope

Mithredath
breaking the law

Mitylene
purity; cleansing; press

Mizar
little

Mizpah or Mizpeh
a watch-tower; speculation

Mizraim
tribulations

Mizzah
defluxion from the head

Mnason
a diligent seeker; an exhorter

Moab
of his father

Moladah
birth; generation

Molech or Moloch
king

Molid
nativity; generation

Mordecai
contrition; bitter; bruising

Moreh
stretching

Moriah
bitterness of the Lord

Moserah or Moseroth
erudition; discipline

Moses
taken out; drawn forth

Mozah
unleavened

Muppim
out of the mouth; covering

Mushi
he that touches, that withdraws or takes away

Myra
I flow; pour out; weep

Mysia
criminal; abominable


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