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What does Mame mean?

Mame Pronunciation of Mame [mame] as a girls' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of Mame is "star of the sea; pearl". Mame is a version of Mamie (Greek, Latin): short version of Margaret (Greek) "pearl". Mame is also a variation of Mary (Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


Mame has 2 variants: Maime and Mayme.

34 more alternative forms via Mamie, Mary: Mair, Maire, Mal, Malia, Mallie, Manon, Manya, Mara, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Marice, Marie, Mariel, Marin, Marja, Marje, Marla, Marlo, Marya, Maryse, Masha, Maura, Maure, Mavra, May, Maymie, Mayra, Mimi, Moire, Moll, Moya and Muire.

Creative forms:
(female) Mami, Mime, ..

(male) Mami, Mamy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mame Aaleyah (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mame?

Mame is a rare given name for women. Mame is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Mame reached its top position of #559 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Maria (#109 a year ago), Mary (#124), Malia (#313), Marie (#564), Mara (#739), Maren (#1113), Mayra (#1275), Marin (#1471), Maura (#1490), May (#1658), Mariel (#1839), Maymie, Mallie, Mimi, Mayme, Marlo, Maree, Mamie and Marla are the popular variation forms of Mame rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Mame were popular as birth names a century ago (usage of 9.66%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.5%, 95%), with versions such as Marla becoming somewhat outmoded. Mary has been the most popular choice, though Maria is currently the preferred form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mame, Malia, Mallie, Mamie, Mara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maree, Maren, Maria, Marie, Mariel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marin, Marla, Marlo, Mary, Maura in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of May, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Mimi in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mame is alike in pronunciation to Mim. Other suggested similar names are Abame, Aime, Ame, Edme, Emme, Esme, Isme, Jaime, Jayme, Mab, Mabel, Mable, Macee, Macey, Maci, Macie, Macy, Mada, Madel, Madge, Mady, Mae, Maemi, Maeve, Mag, Mai, Maia, Maj, Maja, Maji, Mala, Malea, Mali, Malke, Marg, Marge, Mari, Marne, Mart, Marte, Marve, Mat, Mata, Maud, Maude, Mauve, Mave, Max, Maxi, Maxie, Maxime, Maxy, Maya, Mayde, Maye, Mazey, Mazie, Meade, Meave, Mike, Mima, Mone and Padme. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mame.

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