Mei

Mei - A very unique female name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mei, meaning beautiful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1978 on position #2316. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mei and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mei? 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 Mei. The baby girl name Mei was given to 20 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2992 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 70,663 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mei peaked in popularity 41 years ago in 1978 on position 2316.



Famous with this name

Yong Mei
Verena Mei
Mei Nagano


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Mei is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mei is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #1,310 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #3,513.

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 Mei is where you live.


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Mei origin and meaning

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

Similar to Mei

We've found the following names that sound similar to Mei, 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
20122992
20113558
20104779
20093080
20084946
20072832
20062839
20053916
20043405
20033032
20024077
20012986
20002669
19993827
19973412
19964571
19953091
19944623
19932654
19923702
19914593
19902956
19893105
19853688
19832365
19823560
19813499
19792929
19782316

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey1310
California2261
Texas3513

Even more about Mei


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 Mei 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 Mei?

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
1978
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Mei
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 70,663
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1978
2012 births +20

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