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What does Maye mean?

Maye Pronunciation of Maye [maye] as a girls' name has its root in English, and the meaning of Maye is "the fifth month". Maye is an alternate spelling of May (English).


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

6 more relations via May: Maelee, Maj, Mala, Mayana, Mayleen and Maylene.

Creative forms:
(female) Mabye, Miye, ..

(male) Mamei, Mate, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maye Danica (M.D.), ..

How popular is Maye?

Maye is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2778 out of 4276, Top 65%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#7642 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Maye reached its apex rank of #582 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Mae (#589 in recent rankings), Maia (#556), May (#1658) and Maya (#69) are the prominent alternative forms of Maye. Usage of these relations of Maye reached its peak a century ago (median #946) and is somewhat lower today (#974, 35%), with forms like Mae becoming less in vogue. Maia and Maya are two of the more trendy baby names here.

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

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

Similar Names

Maye is pronounced similarly to Mai, Maiah, Maiya, Maiyah, Mayah, Mea, Meya, Mia, Miah, Miya, Mo, Moia, Moya and Mya. Other suggested similar names are Agye, Amye, Caye, Faye, Gaye, Jaye, Kacye, Kaye, Mab, Maci, Macy, Mada, Mady, Maeve, Mag, Maime, Maja, Maji, Mal, Malea, Mali, Mame, Mamie, Mare, Maren, Marie, Marje, Marne, Mart, Marve, Marya, Maryk, Maryl, Maryn, Marys, Maryse, Mat, Mata, Maude, Maure, Mauve, Mave, Max, Maxi, Maxie, Maxy, Maybel, Mayble, Mayda, Mayde, Maydey (see Maida), Mayme, Maymie, Maysen, Mazey, Meade, Meave, Mike, Mone, Raye and Skye. These names tend to be less commonly used than Maye.

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