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What does Mayes mean?

Mayes Pronunciation of Mayes [mayes] as a boys' name is of English origin. Possibly related to corn as in "maize", or to the month of May, or to the veneration of the Virgin Mary. Baseball player Willie Mays.

Associated with: corn (tree), virgin (pure).


Mayes has 1 variant: Mays.

Creative forms:
(male) Macyes, Maxyes, ..

(female) Mayesta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mayes Amen (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mayes?

Mayes is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1302 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mayes has not been listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Mayes is pronounced similarly to Mace, Mose and Moss. Other suggested similar names are Amyes (see Amyas), Dawes, Eames, Fares, Gaynes, Hawes, Hayes, Jabes, James, Jaymes, Keyes, Maceo, Macey, Mads, Magee, Magnes, Magus, Mahesh, Maier, Majed, Majer, Maks, Malek, Manus, Marek, Mareo, Mars, Masos, Mateo, Mateus, Mats, Matyas, Maxey, Mayeer, Mayer, Mayhew, Mayne, Mayo, Mayor, Meyer, Miles, Moses, Moyses, Mozes, Myer, Myles, Oakes, Oates, Raynes, Reyes, Sayres and Yates. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mayes.