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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.MAY
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Meaning & History

Variant of MAY. A famous bearer was American actress Mae West (1893-1980), whose birth name was Mary.
DiminutiveMolly
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie, Retha Afrikaans Mariam, Maryam Arabic Margarid, Margarit, Mariam Armenian Maria, Miren, Maia Basque Maryia Belarusian Mary, Miriam Biblical Maria, Mariam Biblical Greek Miriam Biblical Hebrew Maria Biblical Latin Mari Breton Margarita, Maria, Mariya Bulgarian Margarida, Maria, Mariona, Ona Catalan Maria Corsican Margareta, Marija, Marijeta Croatian Marie, Markéta, Madlenka, Maja, Marika Czech Margareta, Margit, Margrethe, Mari, Maria, Marie, Grete, Grethe, Maiken, Maja, Majken, Margarethe, Marianne, Merete, Meta, Mette, Mia, Rita Danish Margareta, Margaretha, Margriet, Maria, Marjo, Mirjam, Annabel, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Jet, Jette, Maaike, Manon, Margreet, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria Dutch Maarja, Maret, Margit, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Mare, Marika Estonian Maria Faroese Maaria, Maarit, Margareta, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Marketta, Mirjam, Mirjami, Maarika, Maija, Margareeta, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marjukka, Marjut, Miia, Reeta, Reetta Finnish Marguerite, Marie, Myriam, Annabelle, Manon, Margaux, Margot, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise French Maria, Maike, Mareike Frisian Margarida, María, Maruxa Galician Mariam, Mariami, Meri Georgian Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Margit, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Maike, Maja, Mareike, Margrit, Marianne, Mariele, Marita, Meike, Meta, Mia, Mitzi, Ria, Rita German Margarita, Maria, Marietta, Marika Greek Maryamu Hausa Malia, Mele Hawaiian Margalit, Miriam, Margalita Hebrew Mariamne History Margaréta, Margit, Mária, Gitta, Gréta, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska, Rita Hungarian Margrét, María, Gréta, Mæja Icelandic Máire, Mairéad, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín, Mallaidh, Maureen, Moyra Irish Margherita, Maria, Greta, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi, Rita Italian Amabilia, Margarita Late Roman Marija Latvian Margreet, Greet Limburgish Margarita, Marija, Greta Lithuanian Marija Macedonian Margaid, Moirrey, Paaie, Voirrey Manx Mere Maori Malle, Meggy, Molle Medieval English Margareta, Margit, Margrete, Margrethe, Mari, Maria, Marie, Grete, Grethe, Maiken, Maja, Marianne, Marit, Marita, Meta, Mette, Mia, Rita Norwegian Margarida, Maria Occitan Maryam Persian Małgorzata, Maria, Gosia, Małgosia, Marzena Polish Margarida, Maria, Anabela, Mariazinha, Rita Portuguese Margareta, Maria Romanian Margarita, Maria, Mariya, Marya, Maryana Russian Márjá Sami Maria Sardinian Maighread, Mairead, Màiri, Maura, Moira, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie, Peigi Scottish Marija Serbian Margaréta, Margita, Mária, Markéta Slovak Margareta, Marija, Marjeta, Mirjam Slovene Marja Sorbian Margarita, María, Anabel, Marita, Rita Spanish Maritza Spanish (Latin American) Margareta, Margit, Mari, Maria, Marie, Greta, Maja, Majken, Marianne, Marit, Marita, Märta, Merit, Meta, Mia, My, Rita Swedish Meryem Turkish Maria, Mariya Ukrainian Maryam Urdu Meryem Uyghur Mair, Mairwen, Marged, Mari, Mererid, Mared, Megan Welsh
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