US Popularity:5604
Origin:Japanese
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Latin, Vietnamese, Arabic
Meaning:Dance; Linen robe; Genuine; Love, affection; May; Plum, apricot; Bitterness; Beloved; Wished for a child; Water
Mai is a gender-neutral name of Japanese origin, meaning “dance,” “linen robe,” “love,” “affection,” and “genuine.” Whether you’re good at it or not, dancing is a universal way to express joy, making this a lovely meaning for baby’s name. Or perhaps you really are hoping to raise a future dancer! Mai is also a Danish and Estonian name used for the month of May, or derived from the Hebrew Miriam, meaning “beloved,” “bitterness,” and “wished for a child.” Not stopping there, Mai’s Vietnamese usage bears the fruity meaning “plum” or “apricot.” Finally, as an Arabic appellation, Mai means “water” for the little tot who goes with the flow.

Mai Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mai is currently #1967 on The Bump
Boy:Mai is currently #1386 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Mai is currently #1096 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mai is currently #5604 in U.S. births
Boy:Mai is currently #18856 in U.S. births
Girl:Mai is currently #5778 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
Gender:
Girl
#5778
in 2023
- 300
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • Japanese Names .info, Mai

  • Name Doctor, Mai

  • Behind the Name, Mai 1, November 2020\

  • Behind the Name, Mai 2, April 2021

  • Behind the Name, Mai 3, April 2022

  • Behind the Name, Mai 4, April 2022

  • WordSense Dictionary, Mai

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