MAY
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MAY   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the name of the month of May, which derives from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess. May is also another name of the hawthorn flower. It is also used as a diminutive of MARY, MARGARET or MABEL.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Molly
OTHER LANGUAGES: 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, Mariya (Bulgarian), Margarida, Maria, Mariona, Ona (Catalan), Maria (Corsican), Margareta, Marija, Mirjam, Mirjana (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, Marja, Mirjam, Annabel, Greet, Greetje, Griet, Jet, Maaike, Manon, Margreet, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria (Dutch), Maarja, Maret, Mari, Mirjam, Maarika, Marika (Estonian), 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 (Galician), Mariam, Mariami, Meri (Georgian), Margareta, Margarete, Margaretha, Margarethe, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Greta, Gretchen, Grete, Gretel, Maike, Maja, Mareike, Margrit, Marianne, Mariele, Marita, Meike, Meta, Mia, Mitzi, Ria, Rita (German), Maria, Marika (Greek), Malia, Mele (Hawaiian), Miriam (Hebrew), Mariamne (History), Margaréta, Margit, Margita, Mária, Gréta, Mara, Mari, Marica, Marika, Mariska, Rita (Hungarian), Margrét, Maria, Mæja (Icelandic), Maryam (Iranian), Máire, Mairéad, Maura, Moira, Mairenn, Máirín, Mallaidh, Maureen, Moyra (Irish), Margherita, Maria, Mariella, Marietta, Mimi, Rita (Italian), Amabilia, Margarita (Late Roman), Marija (Latvian), Margreet, Greet (Limburgish), Margarita, Marija (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), Małgorzata, Maria, Marzena (Polish), Margarida, Maria, Anabela, Mariazinha, Rita (Portuguese), Margareta, Maria (Romanian), Margarita, Mariya, Marya, Maryana (Russian), Márjá (Sami), Maighread, Mairead, Màiri, Maura, Moira, Maisie, Marsaili, Mysie, Peigi (Scottish), Marija, Mirjam, Mirjana (Serbian), Margita, Mária, Markéta (Slovak), Margareta, Marija, Marjeta, Mirjam, Mirjana (Slovene), 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), Mariya (Ukrainian), Meryem (Uyghur), Mair, Marged, Mari, Mererid, Mairwen, Mared, Megan (Welsh)
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