US Popularity:2096
Other Origin(s):Celtic, Irish, Latin
Meaning:Princess, prince; Chief; May
Maelynn is a feminine name meaning “princess” or “chief.” This name has dual origins in both France and Irish. In France, Maelynn is the feminine derivative of the Celtic name Mael, meaning “prince.” Maelynn is also a combination of the suffix lynn and the name Mae, which has ties to Roman mythology with Maia. Maia was said to be the Roman goddess of spring growth and fertility. In keeping with Maia’s association with seasonal change, she is also the namesake for the month of May, making Maelynn the perfect name for a springtime baby.

Maelynn Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Maelynn is currently #3203 on The Bump
Girl:Maelynn is currently #2186 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Maelynn is currently #2096 in U.S. births
Girl:Maelynn is currently #1117 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 47
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 212, 466,

  • Name Doctor, Maelyn

  • Behind the Name, Maelynn, March 2016

  • Behind the Name, Mae, June 2019

  • Behind the Name, May, November 2020

  • Name Doctor, Mael

  • Behind the Name, Maël, January 2022

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