Mai

Mai - A very unique female name



  Dec 11,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mai, meaning coyote, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #1012. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mai and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mai? 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 Mai. The baby girl name Mai was given to 17 baby girls in 2012, ranking #3219 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 83,132 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mai peaked in popularity 28 years ago in 1989 on position 764.



Famous with this name

Ching Mai
Mai Tachihara
Mai Asaki


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Mai is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mai is currently topping the baby name charts in Virginia at position #1,269 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,353.

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 Mai is where you live.


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Mai origin and meaning

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

Similar to Mai

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

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

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
20123219
20113018
20103119
20092688
20082430
20073307
20062578
20052073
20042541
20031919
20022644
20012128
20002061
19991637
19981565
19971492
19961201
19951043
1994875
1993875
1992925
1991878
1990778
1989764
1988877
1987993
1986940
1985874
1984805
1983976
19821012
19811007
19801962
19792621
19782468
19773210
19763038
19722815
19672139
19552216
19441505
19411554
19391417
19381393
19371352
19361668
19351275
19331419
19311322
19301362
19291308
19281460
19271742
19261451
19251472
19242016
19231507
19221556
19211404
19201394
19191659
19181884
19171345
19161370
19151286
19141129
19131132
19121198
19111012

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Virginia1269
New York2129
California3353

Even more about Mai


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 Mai 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 Mai?

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
1989
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Mai
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 83,132
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +17

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