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What does Mae mean?

Mae Pronunciation of Mae [mae] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the name Mae means "the fifth month". Mae is an alternate form of May (English).


VARIANTS Mei, Maye, Maya, Maia




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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)

Mae reached its apex position of #55 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #589 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mae name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Maia (#556 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), May (#1658), Maya (#69) and Maye are the popular variation forms of Mae (#589) 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mae, Maia, May, Maya, Maye in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mae is alike in pronunciation to Mai, Maiah, Maiya, Mayah, Mea, Meya, Mia, Miah, Miya, Mo, Moia, Moya and Mya. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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