♀ Name May – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name May

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May is a ♀ female name.

Origin of 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.

Meaning of May

May means “goddess of springtime, warmth, and increase”, “midwife”, “mother” and “sublime”. 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

Alternate spelling of May

Mai Maj Maï

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