What does Mae mean?
Mae /mae/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the name Mae means "the fifth month". Mae is an alternate form of May (English) with the suffix -e.
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Mae for girls. Mae reached its apex position of #55 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #682 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Maia (#626 the previous year), May, Maya (#74) and Maye are the popular variation forms of Mae (#682 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.459%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3236%, ▼29.5%), with the forms Mae, May and Maye becoming less in vogue. Maia (#626) and Maya (#74) are two of the more chic baby names here. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Mae and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Mae▼ is alike in pronunciation to Mai▼, Mea, Mia▲, Miah▲, Mo and Mya▲. Other recommended similar baby 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.