MAGHRIB(Region & Country)Arabic From Arabic المغرب (al-Maghrib) meaning "the place of the sunset, the west". This is the Arabic name of Morocco as well as the entire region of western North Africa (known as the Maghreb in English). In Arabic the name is usually written with the definite article: المغرب (al-Maghrib).
MAGYARORSZÁG(Country)Hungarian Hungarian name for the country of HUNGARY, derived from magyar meaning "Hungarian" and ország meaning "country". Magyar itself is derived from a combination of two Uralic roots both meaning "man".
MAKEDONIEN(Region, Political Subdivision & Country)German, Danish, Swedish German, Danish and Swedish form of MACEDONIA. In German this refers only to the region, while the modern country is called Mazedonien or Nordmazedonien.
MALLEVILLE(Settlement)French Means "bad town" in Norman French. This is the name of communes in Normandy, France.
MANFREDONIA(Settlement)Italian From the given name MANFREDI, referring to a 13th-century king of Sicily. This is the name of a town in Apulia, Italy, founded by King Manfred on the site of the Roman city of Sipontum.
MARCHE(Political Subdivision)Italian, English From the plural of Late Latin marca meaning "borderland, march", of Germanic origin. This is the name of a region in central Italy, named for the March of Ancona, a frontier region in the Carolingian Empire.
MASSY(Settlement)French Derived from Maccius, a Gallo-Roman name of unknown meaning. This is the name of several communes in France.
MAXWELL(Settlement)Scottish Means "Mack's stream", from the name Mack, a short form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, combined with Old English well "well stream". This is the name of a place in Roxburghshire, Scotland.
MAYLIS(Settlement)French Possibly derived from Occitan mair "mother" and French lys "lily". This is the name of a commune in southern France.
MEMPHIS(Settlement)English, Ancient Egyptian (Hellenized) Greek form of Egyptian mn-nfr meaning "enduring beauty". This was the name of an important city in Lower Egypt, serving as the capital during the Old Kingdom period. It acquired its current name in the New Kingdom period from a nearby pyramid of Pepi I. This is also the name of a city in Tennessee.
MENDOZA(Settlement)Basque From Basque mendi "mountain" and hotz "cold". This is the name of a town in Álava, Spain.
MÉRIDA(Settlement)Spanish From Latin Emerita Augusta meaning "veterans of AUGUSTUS". This was a colony founded by the emperor Augustus for his veterans, and it is now a city in Extremadura, Spain. There are other cities named after it in Mexico and Venezuela.
MEXICO(Country & Settlement)English, French, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch From Spanish México, itself derived from Nahuatl Mehxico. There are many theories regarding the ultimate origin, including Nahuatl metztli meaning "moon" combined with xictli meaning "navel". This is the name of a country in North America, as well as its capital city (the country is named after the city). In French and Swedish Mexico is the name of the capital city, while the country is called Mexique in French and Mexiko in Swedish.
MOZAMBIQUE(Island & Country)English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish From the name of an island off the southeastern coast of Africa, named Moçambique by the Portuguese after the 15th-century local sultan موسى بن بيك (Musa bin Bik). This island became the region's Portuguese colonial capital in the 16th century, and the name was eventually applied to a large area of mainland Africa. Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1974.