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ETYMOLOGY: LITHUANIAN FIRST NAMES

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  • Magdalena [POST 57] (2)from Hebrew, variation Magdelena (2) short form Magdalė, Magdė, Magdė dialect Magdalia, Magdžia, Southern Aujštaičių [Dzūkų], Madlyna, Madlynė, Madlė, Madė, Magė, Magužė Western Lithuania [Mažosios Lietuvos], Magduka Southern Aukštaičių from Latinized Hebrew Magdalena - "magdaliete", which is from the town Magdalos [Palestine]
  • Marė [POST 26] Lithuanian, shortened form of Marija
  • Margarita: [POST 49] (2) Latinized Greek, short form Rita; dialect Greta, Gretė, Gryta, Grytė, Magryta, Margryta Mažosios Lietuvos; from the Latinized Greek Margarita: Greek word margarites "pearl"
  • Marija [POST 26] from Hebrew, short form Marė, derivative Marytė dialect Maria southern Aukštaičių [Dzūkų], Mania, Mane eastern Aukštaičių, Mariuka southern Aukštaičių, Maruzė western Lithuania; from the latinized Hebrew Maria from Hebrew Mirjam [or Mariam] - "persistent, stubborn"
  • Marijona [POST 26] from Latin, short form Marė, Marytė dialect Marijonė Žemaičių [Salantai]; from Latin Marianna, which came from the double name Maria - Anna.
  • Marijonas [Post # 9] from Latin,Short form Marius; From Latin Marianus, dirivative of Marius,See Marijus
  • Marijus [ POST # 9 ] from Latin, Short form Marius; From Latin Marius: Latin mare means sea.
  • Mečislovas [POST33] (1)from Slavic, olden times variation (ancient) Mečislavas (1) short form Mečys, Mečius; Church Latin Mecislaus from Slav Mečislavz [Polish Mieczslaw]: olden times [ancient] Slav word mecz (z? sp) "sword" and slava "glory"
  • Mikalojus [POST 28] from Greek, short form Mikas; dialect Nikalojus, Nikelis, Nikasm western Lithuania [Mažosios Lietuvos]; Mikalojus derived from old Polish Mikolaja [came into use (appeared as a direct influence) instead of Mykolo] from the latinized Greek Nicolaus "national hero, conqueror, victor": Greek word nike "victory"
  • Monika [POST 240](1) from the Greek; short form Mona, Monė dialect Manė, Maniusė Southern Aukštaičių [Dzūkų]; from the Latinized Greek Monica: Greek word monos "vienas" [one - alone] "vieniškas [lonely, single - no family]
  • Motiejus [POST 33] from Hebrew, short form Matas; dialect Mateušas, Mataušas, Matijošius eastern Auksštaičių, Mataušis southern Aukštaičių [Dzūkų], Matysas ,Macas, Macys western Lithuania [Mašosios Lietuvos], Macys, Mocys Aukštaičių [Viliniškių], Motė Žemaičių obtained through eastern Slavs from the latinized Hebrew Mattheus and Matthias from Hebrew Mattithja - "God's Gift, Gift from God"
  • Mykolas [post 13] from Hebrew, short form Mikas; dialect Mikolas Žemaičių,Mikola eastern Aukštaičių, Mykolas, Mikelis, Mikelė western Lithuania [Mažosios Lietuvos], Mikis, Mikė, Žemaičių, Mikasius, Mikosius southern Aukštaičių [Dzūkų], Mykalas eastern Aukštaučių. Mykolas from the old Polish Michal Latinized Hebrew Michael from Hebrew Mikael - "Who is like God."

    * Asterisk put in front of a name, shows, that this name has no verifiable historical source or not from a family name and not a name of a place it is a restored olden first name, but came into use not long ago [twentieth century]

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