Mae - Meaning of Mae
[ 1 syll. mae, ma-e ] The baby girl name Mae is pronounced as MEY- †. Mae is used predominantly in the English and French languages, and its origin is English. Mae is a variant spelling of the name May (English and Scottish). See also the related form, Ellamae (English).
Mae is rare as a baby name for girls. At the modest peak of its usage in 1902, 0.450% of baby girls were given the name Mae. Its ranking then was #53. The baby name has since suffered a substantial fall in popularity, and is currently of irregular use. Out of all girl names in its group, Mae was nonetheless the most popular in 2012. There were times from 1905 to 1905 when more boys than girls were named Mae, but currently it is more often than not a girl name. In 1909, girls named Mae outnumbered boys by 42 times.
Baby names that sound like Mae include May (English and Scottish), Maye (English), Ma (Chinese), Mahault, Mai (English, Japanese, Scandinavian, Vietnamese, and Welsh), Maine, Mame (English), Man (English), Mayah, Mayam, Mayne, Mayy (Arabic), Mee (Vietnamese), Meiwei, Mem, Mene, Mi, Mieu (Vietnamese), Mim (English), and Min (Chinese and English).
† Pronunciation for Mae: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Mae:
Actress Mae West, born 17 August 1893 - 22 November 1980, Brooklyn, New York.
Astronaut Mae C. Jemison, born 17 October 1956, Decatur, Alabama.