US Popularity:12272
Other Origin(s):German, Irish, Spanish
Meaning:Elegant world; Unceasing; Vigorous; Brave; Plain of the yew trees
Mayo is a gender-neutral name with meanings just as bountiful as baby’s possibilities. In Japanese, the name Mayo combines the elements ma and yo to create a graceful meaning of “elegant world.” In Spanish and German, it’s a diminutive of the name Amalia, meaning “unceasing,” “vigorous,” or “brave,” giving baby powerful purpose. Parents who take pride in their Irish roots may be inspired by Mayo, a charming county in the west of Ireland known for its beautiful sights, ancient architecture, and bustling town life, which offers up the meaning “plain of the yew trees.” No matter where Mayo takes your tiny tot, may it forever remind them that home is where your heart is.

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  • Behind the Name, Mayo (1), January 2017

  • Behind the Name, Mayo (3), April 2021

  • Behind the Name, Amalia, December 2022

  • Irish History, Co. Mayo

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 473

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