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What does Mei mean?

Mei Pronunciation of Mei [mei] as a name for girls is of English origin, and the meaning of Mei is "the fifth month". Mei is a variant form of May (English).


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

2 more different relations via May: Maj and Mala.

Creative forms:
(female) Imei, Meki, ..

(male) Mene, Mer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mei Heidy (M.H.), ..

How popular is Mei?

Mei is a very popular first name for women (#1305 out of 4276, Top 31%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#6526 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Mei (unlisted) are Mae (#589 in 2015), Maia (#556), May (#1658), Maya (#69) and Maye. These forms of Mei were favored by parents in the 1890s (median #946) and are somewhat less widespread today (#974, 35.4%), with forms like Mae becoming less stylish. Maia and Maya are two of the more trendy birth names here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Mei is pronounced similarly to Mai, Maiah, Maiya, Mea, Meya, Mia, Miah, Miya, Mo, Moia, Moya and Mya. Other recommended names are Fei, Meg, Mel and Rei. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mei.

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