Name May Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name May


May is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name May?

The name May derived from the name of the month, which derived from the Roman goddess Maia. Besides, May is a diminutive of the name Mary or Margaret.

What does the name May mean?

May means “goddess of springtime, warmth, and increase”, “midwife”, “mother” and “greater”. Besides, May means “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”, “rebelliousness”, “exalted one”, “beloved” and “wished for child” (from Mary) and “pearl” (from Margaret).

Pronunciation of May

Variants of the name May

Mai Maj Maï

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Popularity of the name May

The name May is ranked #1862 overall.

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