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May Meaning


What does May mean?

The name May is of Latin origin.

The meaning of May is "month of may, spring".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "kinswoman".

May is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced May.

The Given Name May

May appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

Want to make this name more unique? Try spell it backwards.

Wrap it up and take it home, May may just be the name you're looking for.

May falls into the name categories classic, season, water.

Some famous bearers of this name include: May Britt Moser.

May Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,645 in baby name popularity for girls with 128 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,685 in baby name popularity for girls with 127 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the May Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for May has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of May to other names.

May Related Names

Variants of the name May include Mae.

Famous Mays

  • May Britt Moser ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 2014

May Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of May.

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May Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name May in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name May.

Just for fun, see the name May in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the May in Nautical Flags page.