Mae

Mae - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mae, meaning bitter or pearl, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #65. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mae and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mae? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Mae. The baby girl name Mae was given to 309 baby girls in 2012, ranking #770 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,574 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mae peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 65.



Famous with this name

Mae Whitman
Mae Clarke
Mae LaBorde


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Mae is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mae is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #188 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,877.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Mae is where you live.


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Mae origin and meaning

Mae is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means bitter or pearl. To see famous people named Mae, pop culture references for the name Mae and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Mae

We've found the following names that sound similar to Mae, sorted by popularity.

Mia / Minnie / Maya / Mamie / Mya / Mona / May / Maia / Mina / Myah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012770
2011791
2010965
20091114
20081159
20071176
20061203
20051380
20041418
20031780
20021539
20011945
20001551
19991751
19982313
19972123
19962871
19952765
19942681
19933204
19922254
19912002
19903083
19892862
19882905
19872454
19862433
19852970
19842286
19832225
19823537
19812877
19802002
19791831
19781667
19771552
19761908
19751374
19741503
19731358
19721140
19711559
19701011
19691006
1968989
1967825
1966744
1965694
1964698
1963642
1962625
1961514
1960509
1959502
1958491
1957433
1956417
1955366
1954373
1953329
1952315
1951294
1950285
1949275
1948253
1947255
1946252
1945225
1944225
1943222
1942205
1941193
1940187
1939180
1938183
1937185
1936171
1935159
1934147
1933148
1932141
1931141
1930136
1929132
1928130
1927125
1926119
1925116
1924114
1923109
1922111
1921109
192099
191999
191895
191796
191692
191589
191485
191379
191274
191169
191065

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine188
Massachusetts391
Colorado396
Minnesota447
Wisconsin460
Ohio469
Oregon501
Connecticut506
Utah522
Pennsylvania547
Louisiana557
Missouri567
Washington569
Illinois573
Arizona622
Tennessee644
Michigan709
Virginia710
South Carolina737
North Carolina792
Maryland818
Georgia857
New Jersey869
New York993
Texas1375
California1476
Florida1877

Even more about Mae


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Mae a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Mae?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Mae
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,574
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +309

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