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Meaning & History
Simply means "maple" in English, derived from Old English mapulder
As a given name Maple has been occasionally found from the late 1600s onwards, on both men and women, which leads modern-day academics to the assumption that back then it was first and foremost a transferred use of the surname (which is derived from the name of the tree and originally referred to someone who lived by or near a maple tree).
In this day and age, however, Maple is almost exclusively used as a feminine name, likely influenced by the similar sound of the name Mabel
In the literary world, Maple is the name of a young girl in Robert Frost's poem entitled Maple