What does May mean?
The month of May was named for Maia, the Roman earth goddess. Also a short form of the names Matthew and Mary. Also a Sanskrit word meaning "illusion". See also Mai. Actress Mae West; writer Maya Angelou; poet May Sarton.
May▼ has 48 more related variations via Maia, Mary, Maya: Maaja, Maiah, Mair, Maire, Maiya, Maja, Mal, Malia▲, Mame, Mamie▼, Manon, Manya, Mara▲, Mare, Maree, Maren, Maria, Marie▼, Marin, Marja, Marje, Marla▼, Marlo▼, Marya, Maryjo▼, Marylu, Marysa, Maryse, Masha, Maura▼, Maure, Mavra, Mayah, Mayme▼, Maymie▼, Mayra▼, Mayria, Miah▲, Mimi, Minny, Miya, Moia, Moja, Moll, Molly▲, Morag, Moya and Mya▲.Kreatif forms: Mimay. [more]
How popular is May?
May is a very popular first name for females (#472 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#270 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of May for girls. May reached its apex rank of #61 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Ellamae, Mae (#682 in 2014), Mai, Maia (#626), Maiya, Maja, Malia (#345), Mame, Mamie, Mara (#695), Maren, Maria (#115), Marie (#579), Marin, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#120), Maryjo, Matthew, Maura, Maya (#74), Maye, Mayme, Maymie, Mayra, Miah (#622), Mimi, Miya (#903), Molly (#122) and Mya (#141) are the popular varying forms of May. Variants like Manon are seldom used. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2668%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.225%, down 15.7%), but with forms such as Marie, May, Maye, Mayme and Mayra falling out of style. The trendier baby names in this compilation are Maia (#626), Mara (#695), Maya (#74), Miah (#622) and Molly (#122). Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name May and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
May▼ is pronounced similarly to Mea, Meya, Mia▲ and Mo. Other suggested similar baby names are Bay, Cay, Day, Fay▼, Gay▼, Jay, Kay▼, Mab, Macy▲, Mady, Mag, Mat, Max, Maxy and Ray▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than May.