US Popularity:1009
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, British
Meaning:May; Goddess of Spring Growth; Sea of Bitterness; Drop of the sea; Beloved; Rebellious; Lovable; Pearl
Mae is a feminine name that acts as a respelling of May, connecting your little one to a lovely spring month. Signifying the beginning of the summertime and the onset of long and playful days, Mae is a name that beams with sunshine. Most often given to British girls, this lively title actually has Latin and Roman origins, connecting baby to the Goddess Maia and the embodiment of growth. What bundle of joy wouldn't want this sprinkle of heavenly magic dashed through their name? Mae can also come from the Hebrew name Mary, which can mean anything from "sea of bitterness" and "drop of the sea" to "beloved" and "rebellious." Mae can also serve as an adorable nickname for the English monikers Mabel, meaning "lovable" and Margaret, meaning "pearl." This can give your little one plenty of inspiration throughout their life. Let baby blossom with a name like Mae, and they'll undoubtedly live a full and vibrant life. With baby Mae by your side, you're sure to feel the glowing warmth of the summer sun all year round.

Famous People Named Mae

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Mae Jemison
  • Mae West

Mae Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mae is currently #128 on The Bump
Girl:Mae is currently #92 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mae is currently #1009 in U.S. births
Girl:Mae is currently #506 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 5
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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