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Famous bearer is child actress Mae Whitman (born Mae Margaret Whitman).
-- Destry  4/14/2005
Mae also means "pearl" in Ancient Greek.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2005
Mae West (born Mary Jane West) was a sexy siren of the silver screen starting in the early '30's.
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
Also short for Mary.
-- TheologicoPisco  1/28/2006
There is a character called Mae on the TV show Arrested Development, but she goes by her nickname, Maeby.
-- Anonymous User  3/16/2006
Mae Jamison - the first African-American woman in space.
-- Quazzimotto  6/18/2006
Also a shortened form of Maenell.
-- Anonymous User  10/5/2006
Mae Tuck is from the book and movie 'Tuck Everlasting'. She was the mother of Jesse and Miles.
-- caity-bear915  11/9/2006
Famour Bearer: Mae Questel was the voice actress for the cartoon character Betty Boop.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2006
I think May is better, it just looks less rough around the edges.
-- Anonymous User  4/24/2007
My middle name is Mae and I really love it. It's very pretty, but simple. A lot of people are confused by the spelling, but you should spell the name of the month and the given name differently.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2007
I love the name Mae, I think it makes a great middle name. Vivienne Mae or something of the sort. It's gorgeous and short. I like it better spelt this way then May.
-- roxhai  5/18/2007
Mae is my middle name, and I much prefer the spelling with an "e" versus a "y". MAE looks better in my opinion, MAY being far too common and modern looking. MAE reminds me of Old English spellings using 'ae' as (basically) one letter.
-- Maerob  6/28/2007
Mae West, a risque American actress of the 1940's.
-- cheex223  8/9/2007
Mae is my middle name too, Sara Mae. I also agree with the above poster about the AE in Mae it also reminds me of Æ though it would sound like Mah if it was used, which is nowhere near as pretty as Mae. I prefer it to May also.
-- SMHRS  10/31/2007
This is a very common middle name in the American South.
-- noparenthesis  11/9/2007
Mae is one of those filler middle names for people who don't really want to put the time into thinking of one.
-- scholasticastewart  12/19/2007
This name sounds like a generic middle name for a female redneck.
-- bananarama  9/14/2008
I like Mae, it's more original the May, and it's the middle name I am planning for my 1st daughter I will have.
-- Alma_  5/5/2009
Mae is an indie/alternative rock band from the US that formed in 2001. For them it's an acronym for Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience.
-- ratz  3/20/2010
I really like Mae. It's simple and pretty without being too girly or cutesy. In my opinion this spelling is much better than May.
-- ratz  3/20/2010
Mae Mordabito was the name of a character in "A League of Their Own." She was played by Madonna and known by the nickname "All The Way Mae".
-- Madyson  2/6/2012
Totally love it. This was my grandmother's middle name and was recently passed onto my cousin. It's a more interesting variant of May and a great alternative to Marie as a middle name. It just sounds so simple and sweet.
-- jbr1234  10/8/2012
Actress Mae Murray (1889-1965).
-- moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
Much better spelling than May. It's a cute nickname for Marie :)
-- Oohvintage  1/12/2013
Also can be a nickname for Margaret. I think it's a lot prettier than marge/Madge, and a lot more unique than Maggie, although I like that too :)
-- Anonymous User  2/18/2013
I LOVE the name Mae. But I wouldn't want that to be my name alone, I would have it at the end of a common name to make more unique. I especially like the name "Daisy Mae". I don't know why, I guess because it seems everybody is named Daisy, and if you want a character to be named Daisy anyway, you can make it Daisy Mae and it becomes more unique, and yet you still have the "Daisy" part in there.
-- anoldfashionedgirl  3/12/2013
Love this name so much and like spelling May too. Great first name, better than middle- then it sounds like an old person.
-- Anonymous User  5/18/2013
This name is more popular for boys than girls in France. I cannot see a boy or a man for that matter named Mae.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2013
A famous bearer is Mae Mobley Leefolt from the Help.
-- EUPHOORIA  3/16/2014
I have to disagree with all the people that prefer Mae over May. May sounds classic and pretty, if a bit old fashioned and rural. Mae sounds too "kre8tiv" and odd, and vaguely unbalanced.
-- kvpp88  8/19/2014

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