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What does Mae mean?

Mae \mae\ as a girls' name is of English origin, and the name Mae means "the fifth month". Mae is a form of May (English).


Mae has 4 variants: Maia, Maya, Maye and Mei.

Mae has 7 more related variations via May: Maelee, Maelynn, Maj, Mala, Mayana, Mayleen and Maylene.


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)

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

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

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%, down 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)

Top 1000 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, 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.