What does Mae mean?
(female) Mee, Mie, ..
(male) Maer, Mer, .. Middle name pairings:
Mae Abbygail (M.A.), ..
How popular is Mae?
Mae is a very popular first name for women (#293 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#44574 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Mae for girls. Mae reached its apex position of #55 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #589 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Maia (#556 the previous year), May (#1658), Maya (#69) and Maye are the popular variation forms of Mae (#589 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Mae reached its peak in the 1890s (median #946) and is somewhat lower today (#974, ▼35%). Maya has been the most prominent, though Maia has become popular as well over time, while versions like Maye have become less popular.
Mae▼ is alike in pronunciation to Mai, Maiah, Maiya, Mayah, Mea, Meya, Mia▲, Miah▲, Miya▲, Mo, Moia, Moya and Mya. Other recommended names are Fae, Gae, Jae, Mab, Mag, Mal, Mame▼, Mare, Mat, Mave, Max and Rae▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mae.See names in meaning and etymology.