Ancient Names, Vedic Names, Mythological Names in the letter M

Ancient Names, Vedic Names, Mythological Names in the letter M

Names Meaning
Madhava One of the names of Krishna. It means the Lord of Lakshmi.
Madhu The name of Kingdom of Shatrughna.
Madhusudana Another name of Krishna, the slayer of the asura Madhu.
Mahadeva Another name of Shiva.
Mahaparshwa One of Ravana's generals.
Maharaksha Son of Khara slain at Lanka.
Mahavishnu Lord of the Universe who took multiple avatars to maintain righteousness and for mankind.
Mahendra A King who had attained heaven. Also the name of a mountain upon which Hanumana rushes while searching for Sita, shaking it in wrath and frightening every beast that lived in its woods and caves.
Mainaka Another mountain, well wooded and full of fruits and roots, Hanumana coursed through the air while searchin Sita.
Maitreya A sage who visited the court of Dhritarashtra, expressed sorrow at the Pandava's plight, advised Duryodhana not to injure the Pandavas for his own good.
Malini Malini was the name of river that was flowing in the forest where the ashrama of Kanva rishi was situated.
Manasa Devi The goddess of snakes, daughter of Shiva to a human woman.
Manasarovar A sacred lake in the Himalayas.
Mandara The mountain used as a curning stick in Samudra manthan for churning the ocean using Vasuki naga as rope by gods on one side and asuras on other side.
Mandavya A sage wrongly punished by the King by being impaled as the chief of robbers who had clandestinely hidden their stolen goods in a corner of his hermitage when he was in deep meditation. Lord Dharma gave him this punishment for having tortured birds and bees in his childhood. At this Mandavya cursed Dharma who was born as Vidura, the wise, to the servant maid of Ambalika, wife of King Vichitravirya, who offered her to Sage Vyasa in place of Ambalika.
Mandhatri Mandhatri was a King, son of Yuvanaswa, of the race of Ikshvaku, and author of a hymn in the Rigveda.
Mandodari Mandodari was the daughter of the King of Danavas, Mayasura and celestial dancer, Hema. She was the first wife of Ravana.
Manipura City of jewels' in Sanskrit. Manipura is the third primary chakra according to Hindu tradition. It is positioned at the navel region.
Manthara Manthara was a servant who convinced Kaikeyi that the throne of Ayodhya belonged to her son Bharata and that Rama should be exiled from the Kingdom.
Mantra An incantation with words of power. A religious syllable or poem, typically from the Sanskrit language.
Maricha A character in the Ramayana, uncle of Ravana who transformed himself into a golden deer at the behest of Ravana to entice Sita.
Markandeya A sage who told Yudhishthira the story of a Brahmana, Kausika.
Marutta A King of the Ikshwaku dynasty whose sacrifice was performed by Samvarta in oppose of Indra and Brihaspati.
Matali Charioteer of Indra who took Arjuna to the Kingdom of Gods.
Matanga A rishi during Ramayana period, Rama and Laxman pass by while searching Sita on way to mountain Rishyamuk on which lived Sugriva.
Mathura The capital of Yadavas which was invaded by Kamsa.
Matrikas A group of mother Goddesses.
Matsya The first avatar of Vishnu, where he came in the form of a fish.
Maya Maya is the limited, purely physical and mental reality in which our everyday consciousness has become entangled. Maya is believed to be an illusion, a veiling of the true, unitary Self—the Cosmic Spirit also known as Brahman. Maya originated in the Hindu scriptures known as the Upanishads.
Mayasura Maya, or Mayasura was a great ancient King of the Asura, Daitya and Rakshasa races upon earth. He was also the chief architect for the people of the netherworlds.
Medhavi Son of Sage Baladhi who desired that his son should live as long as a certain mountain lasted.
Menaka Menaka is considered one of the most beautiful of the heavenly Apsaras. She was sent by Indra, the King of the Devas, to break the severe penance undertaken by Vishwamitra.
Meru An ancient mountain and mythical centre of the universe on which was situated the city of Brahma. Becoming jealous of Meru, the Vindya began to grow very high obstructing the sun, the moon and the planets. Agastya whom the Vindhya mountain respected asked it to stop growing until he crossed it on his way to the south and returned to the north again. But he did not return at all, having settled in the south.
Mithila Mithila was a Kingdom in ancient India . King Janaka, father of Sita, was King of this Kingdom.
Mitra One of the Adityas.
Moksha Refers to liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth.
Muchukunda Muchukunda was a great sage who kills Kalayavan, the great Yavana warrior King in the Indian epic Mahabharata.
Mukasura Mukasura was a demon, friend of Kauravas, who was sent to disturb the austerities, Arjuna was performing at Mount Kailash. Mukasura went to forest where Arjuna was practicing his vows of prayer, vigil, and fast and attacked Arjuna in the form of a boar to kill. At the same time Shiva came in the form of a huntsman and saved him. Shiva gave Arjuna the Gandiva, the divine bow, and blessed him.


  1. Sanskrit boy names starting from letter M
    हिन्दी, संस्कृत में भारतीय बच्चों के नाम अर्थ सहित म से आरंभ

    # Manuvat मनुवत्- like man or as becomes men
    # Manuvrit मनुवृत- chosen by men. Here मनु means men +वृत means chosen
    # Manubhu मनुभू-man, mankind, born from man or
    from first being on earth मनु का पुत्र. Here मनु means father of mankind, man + भू means born
    # Manupreet/Manuprit मनुप्रीत- beloved by men
    Here मनु means men +प्रीत means beloved
    # Manupranit मनुप्रणीत- taught or promulgated by
    'Manu'. Here मनु means first man on earth + प्रणीत means promulgated
    # Madish मदिश- spirituous liquor
    # Milan मिलन- meeting, joining, union, contact
    # Maunik/Mounik मौनिक- like a saint
    # Medinidin मेदिनीदिन- natural day
    # Mohanak मोहनक- month chaitra (चैत्र मास)
    # Moham मोहम्/मोहं- wonder, bewildering, delusion
    ■ Mohin मोहिन्- deluding, attractive, perplexing
    # Mohaant मोहान्त- deep bewilderment of mind
    # Mohatmak मोहात्मक-causing delusion, causing attraction
    # Mohat/Mohaat मोहात्- because of ignorance, by illusion
    # Mohay मोहाय- confusion, for bewildering, for illusion
    # Markav/Maarkav मार्कव- false daisy
    ▲ Mooler मूलेर-a king, Indian spikenard
    # Manyu मन्यु- mind, sacrifice, rage, high spirit,
    passion, zeal, mood, wrath
    ☆ Mayukh मयूख- ray of light, lustre
    # Maariy मारीय- relating to god of love
    # Manujottan मनुजोत्तन- best of men
    # Manujottam मनुजोत्तम-best among men
    It is joining of मनुज+उत्तम Here मनुज means men
    उत्तम means best
    # Manasin मनसिन्- having intellect, mind or soul
    # Mukur मुकुर- blossom, bud,Arabian jasmine,mirror
    ▲ Makur मकुर- blossom, bud, Arabian jasmine
    # Marttik मार्त्तिक- earthen
    # Mokshak मोक्षक- liberator, reedeemer
    ▲ Mantu मन्तु- king, advisor, manager, advice, ruler
    ▲ Mahat महत्- great
    # Maahan माहन-Brahman
    It is joining of मा+हन .Here मा means prohibitive &
    हन means to kill (Brahman is prohibited to kill in
    # Mahakul माहाकुल- nobly born
    #Mahatimik माहातिमिक- 'belonging to an exalted
    person, majestic, glorious
    #Mahatmik माहात्मिक-belonging to an exalted
    person, majestic, glorious
    # Mehanavat मेहनावत्- bestowing abundantly.
    Here मेहना means abundantly+वत् means one
    possessing or having
    # Mehanavant मेहनावंत्- bestowing abundantly. Here मेहना means abundantly + वंत् means bestowing
    or having
    # Maris मरीस- milk
    ▲ Maarish/Marish मारिष- worthy friend, respectable man
    ▲ Muchir मुचिर- munificent, wind, deity, virtue
    ■ Manu मनु-father of human race, first being on earth, man, wise, incantation
    # Manuj मनुज- son of lord 'Manu', human
    # Manujat मनुजात- man, human
    ▲ Manus मनुस्- man
    ★ Maanush मानुष- man
    # Manujendra/Manujendr मनुजेन्द्र- king, lord of men,
    sovereign of men. It is joining of मनु+ज+इन्द्र. Here
    मनु means human + ज means born, मनुज collectively means men +इन्द्र means king
    ♣ Manujesh मनुजेश- king, lord of humans
    Here मनुज means men+ ईश means king
    # Manujapati मनुजपति- king, lord of men, sovereign
    of men. Here मनुज means men, humans+ पति means lord, master
    # Manujadhip मनुजाधिप- king, prince, sovereign of
    men. Here मनुज collectively means men + अधिप
    means sovereign, king
    # Mahit महित- honoured, worshipped
    # Mahitam महितम्- honoured
    # Mahitvam महित्वम्- greatness, might
    ★Mahiman महिमन्- greatness, majesty, might,
    high rank
    ♣ Mahim महिम- might ,glorious
    # Mahinam महिनाम्- sovereignty, dominion
    # Mahisth महिष्ठ- great, largest
    ▼ Mahikshit महिक्षित्- A king, sovereign
    Here महि means earth/great +क्षित् means ruler
    # Mahimat महिमत्- much, abundant, marriage-fire
    # Mahanad माहानद- relating to a great river
    # Mahimadhvan महिमाधवन्- King, earth-lord
    # Mahinavat माहिनावत्- excited, exhilarated, great
    ♥Mahin महिन/महीन- King, prince,cheerful, mighty
    ♥ Maahin माहिन- cheerful, mighty, blithe, dominion
    # Mahiratna/Mahiratn महिरत्न- possessing great
    # Mahindra/Mahindr महीन्द्र- earth-chief, king
    ♥ Mahip/Maheep महीप- earth-protector, king

  2. MEANING OF Unique & Modern SANSKRIT BOY NAMES Starting from letter M
    ♧ Madra मद्र-hapiness, joy, personification of first
    melody/मूर्छना, a king of Madras
    # Maadra माद्र- king of Madras
    ◆ Madrap मद्रप- King of Madras. Here मद्र means
    country Madras + प means protector, ruler
    ♧ Madresh मद्रेश- King of Madras. Here मद्र means
    Madras country +ईश means chief, king
    ● Madrak मद्रक- prince of Madras, person
    belonging to Madras
    # Murmur मुर्मुर-God of love, burning chaff
    # Murtip मूर्तिप- priest who guards an idol, image-
    keeper. Here मूर्ति means idol +प from word पा
    means protector
    # Medh मेध- marrow, any sacrifice, broth, sap,
    essence, nourishing or strengthening drink
    ■ Medin मेदिन्- possessing vigour or energy, ally,
    friend, companion
    # Medak मेदक- spirituous liquor used for distillation
    # Medur मेदुर- bland, soft, thick, full of dense,
    # Mukul मुकुल- bud, body, soul, first tooth
    ♥ Makul मकुल- bud, Spanish cherry tree [ Mimusops Elengi - Bot. ]
    @ Maakuli माकुलि- kind of snake
    》Makulak/Makoolak मकूलक- wild Croton plant
    [ Croton Polyandrum - Bot. ]
    # Mukulay मुकुलय- to cause to close or shut (the
    # Mukulit मुकुलित- closed(like a bud), budded, full of
    # Mukulayit मुकुलायित- budded, blossomed
    ☆ Mukulin मुकुलिन्- budding, full of buds
    ♣ Muku मुकु- freedom, liberation
    # Mukun मुकुन्- freedom, liberation
    # Mukum मुकुम्- freedom
    ★ Mukund/Mukunda मुकुन्द- kind of precious stone
    (quicksilver), One who liberates, Name of a
    tresure of Kubera, A name of lord Vishnu. Here मुकु
    means liberation(from passion) +उन्द means to
    wet, to sprinkle OR it may be formed by joining of
    मुकुन् +द (दा) Here मुकुन् means freedom +द means
    # Mukuray/Mukuraay मुकुराय- become a mirror
    ▼ Muktak मुक्तक- independent, separate, missile
    # Muktakar मुक्तकर- liberal, open handed, one who
    liberates. Here मुक्त means free +कर means one
    who does, happening
    # Muktahar मुक्ताहार- string of pearls. Here मुक्ता means pearls + हार means string, necklace
    # Mandit मण्डित- adorned, decorated
    # Mandayat मन्दयत्- delighting, rejoicing
    # Mandrayu मन्द्रयु- pleasant
    # Mandisth मन्दिष्ठ- most delightful
    # Mandasaan मन्दसान- joyous, inspirited,
    intoxicated, fire, life, sleep
    # Mandahas मन्दहास- smile, laugh slowly. Here मन्द
    means slow, gentle + हास means smile
    # Mandarav मन्दरव- murmur. Here मन्द means slow
    + रव means sound
    ♥ Mandan मन्दन- cheerful
    # Mandan मण्डन- ornament, adorning
    # Mandu मन्दु- joyous, pleased, cheerful
    # Mandanil मन्दानिल- gentle breeze. Here मन्द
    means gentle +अनिल means breeze
    #Mandam मन्दम्- gradually ,(ind.) tardily,
    slightly, softly, slowly, in low voice
    # Mandh मन्ध- a kind of antelope
    # Mandin मन्दिन्- delighted, delighting,
    # Mandra मन्द्र- sounding or speaking pleasantly,
    low, charming, hollow (m.) lower tone, species
    of elephant
    # Mandag मन्दग- moving or flowing slowly,
    an epithet for planet Saturn. Here मन्द means
    slow +ग means going
    # Mandat मन्दट- Coral tree
    # Mandak मण्डक- sort of pastry or baked flour,
    particular musical air
    # Mandaak मन्दाक- praise, stream, current
    # Mandar मन्दर- large, firm, tardy, slow,
    mirror, heaven
    # Mandaar मन्दार- heaven, thorn apple
    # Mandayu मन्दयु- cheerful, happy
    ▲ Mayu मयु- deer
    ♥ Maayu मायु- bleating, bellowing, bile, humour,
    roaring, mooing
    # Mayas मयस्- delight, refreshment
    # Maayin मायिन- magic, artful, illusory, juggler, magician, Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna
    ▲ Maayik/Mayik मायिक- magic, creating illusion, juggler, conjurer
    # Mayakar मायाकार- conjurer, juggler
    # Mayamay मायामय- illusive, magical
    # Mayur मयूर- peacock
    # Maayur मायूर- dear to peacock, made of peacock's feathers
    ◆ Mayusv/Mayusva मयूस्व- ray

  3. Meaning of Sanskrit girl names
    ◀ Kirtya/Kirtyaa कीर्त्या- "with fame", famed, renown, glorious
    ● Kirti कीर्ति mention, making
    mention of, speech, good report, fame, renown, glory, Fame (personified as daughter of दक्ष and wife of धर्म ), (in music) a particular measure or time,extension, palace, temple, expansion, lustre
    * Kirtikari कीर्तिकरी -conferring fame. Here कीर्ति means renown + करी means conferring
    # Kirtikara कीर्तिकरा -conferring fame. Here कीर्ति means fame + कर/करा means conferring
    * Kirtita कीर्तिता -said, mentioned,
    celebrated, notorious. It is feminine of कीर्तित
    @ Kirtimati कीर्तिमती -famed, glorious,Name of Dakshayani /दाक्षायणी. Here कीर्ति means fame + मती means one having
    ● Kirtimayi कीर्तिमयी -consisting of fame. Here कीर्ति means glory + मयी means having
    @ Kirtimalini कीर्तिमालिनी- 'garlanded with fame’ .Here कीर्ति means fame+ मालिनी means garlanded
    * Kirtiyuta कीर्तियुता -famous. Here कीर्ति means fame युग/युता means consisting/having
    @ Kirtidhara कीर्तिधरा -famed, renown. Here कीर्ति means fame + धरा means bearing
    ★ Kirtana कीर्तना -fame, mentioning, celebrating
    * Kirtayanti कीर्तयन्ती- Praising, celebrating
    ♥ Shuchina शुचिना -shining, glowing,
    bright, white, clear,clean, pure, unsullied ,honest, virtuous
    ◀ Shuchini शुचिनी- bright, clean, pure, white, virtuous
    ☆ Shuchiti शुचिति shining, radiant,
    brilliantly white, white, clear, pure,
    undefiled, innocent, honest, virtuous
    ☆ Sheetali/Shitali शीतली -cold, cool,
    shivering, frosty,cold i.e. free from passion, calm, Name of an Yogic exercise (Pranayama)
    * Shitala/Sheetala शीतला -cool, cold
    Pistia Stratiotes, a red cow, small-pox, the goddess inflicting small-pox

    ◀ Mridvi/Mridwi मृद्वी -soft, delicate, pliant, gentle ,slight, moderate,
    slow (gait)It is feminine of मृदु. It is joining of मृदु + ई
    ♥ Mriduka मृदुका -soft, delicate woman, Name of an Apsara
    * Mridugamana मृदुगमना - having a slow gait’, a goose, female swan. Here मृदु means soft + गमन/गमना means going
    * Mridugamini मृदुगामिनी- going softly, having a soft or gentle gait. Here मृदु means soft/gentle + गामिनी means going(female)
    ★ Manohara मनोहरा -'heart-stealing’, fascinating, attractive, beautiful,
    Jasminum Multiflorum or Pubescens
    . Here मनः means heart + हरा means to steal/attract
    ♧ Manohari मनोहरी -‘heart-stealing ',
    attractive, charming, beautiful,
    Piper Longum. Here मनः means heart + हरी means stealing/attract
    # Manoharini मनोहारिणी -Beautiful, pleasing, attractive. Here मनः means heart + हारिणी means attracting
    # Manohva मनोह्वा -red arsenic (मनोऽभिधा )
    @ Manohlada मनोह्लादा -joy of the heart Here मन: means heart + ह्लाद/ह्लादा means joy
    @ Manohladini मनोह्लादिनी -gladdening the heart. It is feminine of मनोह्लादिन् . Here मनः means heart + ह्लादिनी means gladdening
    ◀ Mridva मृद्वा- delicate, gentle, soft
    ♥ Mriduna मृदुना- gentle, soft, mild
    ◀ Mriduni मृदुनी- gentle, soft, moderate
    ☆ Mridula मृदुला- soft, delicate, moderate. Here मृदु means softness + ला means having/taking
    ● Mriduta मृदुता -softness, tenderness, mildness, weakness
    ◀ Mauli मौलि -the head, the top of anything, chief, foremost, best,
    Jonesia Asoka, a diadem, crown, crest, a tuft or lock of hair left on the crown of the head after tonsure, a top-knot (= चूडा) ,hair ornamented & braided round the head (=धम्मिल्ल )
    the earth
    * Maulie मौली -the earth
    ♥ Maulini मौलिनी -having anything uppermost or turned upwards,
    being at the head, chief, having a diadem or crown, diademed, crested. It is feminine of मौलिन्
    * Maulimala मौलिमाला -a crown/wreath worn on the head. Here मौलि means head + माला means wreath
    @ Maulimalika मौलिमालिका -a crown worn on the head. Here मौलि means head + मालिका means wreath
    ▶ Maula मौला -derived from roots (as poison), handed down from antiquity , ancient (as a custom), holding office from previous generations,
    hereditary (as a minister or warrior)
    aboriginal, indigenous, native. It is feminine form of word मौल
    @ Maulimani मौलिमणि -a crest gem, jewel worn in a diadem