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Meaning and name origin

Mae \mae\ as a girl's name is of English origin, and the meaning of Mae is "the fifth month". Mae is a variant of May (English): the month of May was named for Maia, the Roman earth goddess.


Mae has 4 variant forms: Maia, Maya, Maye, Mei.


Mae is a very popular first name for females (#293 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18589 out of 88799, Top 21%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mae for girls. Mae reached its highest rank of #55 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mae name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mae outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mae and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Maya (#74), Maia (#626), Mae (#682), May and Maye. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maya, Maia, Mae, May, Maye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maya, Maia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mae is also pronounced similarly to Mai, Mea, Mia, Miah, Mo and Mya. Other suggested similar baby names are Fae, Gae, Jae, Mab, Mag, Maj, Mal, Mame, Mare, Mat, Mave, Max and Rae. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mae.