May

May - A very unique female name



  Dec 11,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

May appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #140. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named May and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name May? 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 May. The baby girl name May was given to 62 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1831 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 22,794 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. May peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 140.



Famous with this name

Jodhi May
Charmian May
May May Lau


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May is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? May is currently topping the baby name charts in Maryland at position #822 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,478.

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 May is where you live.


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May origin and meaning

May is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named May, pop culture references for the name May and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to May

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

Mia / Minnie / Mae / Maya / Mamie / Mya / Mona / 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
20121831
20112293
20102035
20092919
20082313
20072572
20062267
20052076
20042118
20032261
20021816
20011915
20001800
19991962
19982108
19971774
19962075
19951632
19941654
19931625
19922107
19911772
19901697
19891570
19881533
19871342
19861174
19851098
19841156
19831072
1982952
19811022
19801063
19791220
19781448
19771422
19761539
19751321
19741406
19731186
19721216
19711152
19701411
19691136
19681165
19671158
19661162
19651140
19641066
19631079
19621013
19611023
1960931
1959848
1958892
1957969
1956776
1955695
1954653
1953699
1952667
1951565
1950630
1949570
1948558
1947545
1946598
1945499
1944468
1943500
1942437
1941436
1940415
1939420
1938414
1937376
1936364
1935345
1934333
1933312
1932302
1931285
1930275
1929267
1928233
1927237
1926233
1925221
1924222
1923220
1922222
1921203
1920202
1919194
1918200
1917193
1916189
1915174
1914176
1913168
1912150
1911151
1910140

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maryland822
Michigan1155
California1205
Virginia1284
Illinois1564
Texas2237
New York2478

Even more about May


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 May 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 May?

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 May
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 22,794
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +62

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