Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Diminutive of Maria. This is also the Estonian and Norwegian name for the month of May.

Related Names

VariantsMaiken, Maja, Mia(Norwegian) Maiken, Maja, Majken, Maren, Mia(Danish)
DiminutivesMaj(Norwegian) Maj(Danish)
Other Languages & CulturesMarietjie(Afrikaans) Mariam, Maryam(Arabic) Meriem(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Mari, Maria, Mariam, Meri(Armenian) Maryam(Bashkir) Maria, Miren, Maia(Basque) Mariya, Maryia(Belarusian) Mary, Miriam(Biblical) Maria, Mariam(Biblical Greek) Miriam(Biblical Hebrew) Maria(Biblical Latin) Merjem, Merjema(Bosnian) Maria, Mariya, Mariela, Mariyka(Bulgarian) Maria, Mariona, Ona(Catalan) Maria(Corsican) Marija, Maja, Mara, Mare, Marica, Marijeta, Mia(Croatian) Marie, Miriam, Maja, Marika(Czech) Mariyam(Dhivehi) Maria, Marie, Marjo, Mirjam, Jet, Jette, Maaike, Manon, Marianne, Marieke, Mariëlle, Mariëtte, Marijke, Marijse, Marike, Mariska, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Meike, Mia, Mieke, Miep, Mies, Ria(Dutch) Maleah, Maria, Marie, Mary, Maura, Miriam, Moira, Mae, Mamie, Maree, Mariah, Marian, Marianne, Mariel, Marinda, Marion, Maureen, May, Mayme, Merrion, Mia, Mimi, Molly, Mora(English) Maria(Faroese) Mere(Fijian) Maaria, Maria, Marja, Marjaana, Marjo, Mirjam, Mirjami, Jaana, Maarika, Maija, Mari, Marianne, Marika, Marita, Maritta, Marjatta, Marje, Marjukka, Marjut, Miia, Mirja, Mirka(Finnish) Marie, Myriam, Manon, Marianne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Maryse(French) Maria, Maike, Mareike(Frisian) María, Maruxa(Galician) Mari, Mariam, Meri(Georgian) Maria, Marie, Miriam, Mirjam, Maike, Maja, Mareike, Marianne, Mariele, Marietta, Marika, Marita, Meike, Mia, Mitzi, Ria(German) Maria, Marietta, Marika(Greek) Maryamu(Hausa) Malia(Hawaiian) Miriam, Miri(Hebrew) Mariamne(History) Mária, Mara, Mari, Mariann, Marica, Marietta, Marika, Mariska(Hungarian) María, Mæja(Icelandic) Máire, Maura, Moira, Moyra, Muire, Máirín, Maureen(Irish) Maria, Miriam, Marianna, Mariella, Marietta, Marika, Mia, Miriana(Italian) Mariyam(Kazakh) Maija, Marija, Māra, Mārīte(Latvian) Marija(Lithuanian) Marija, Maja, Mare(Macedonian) Mariam(Malay) Marija(Maltese) Moirrey, Voirrey(Manx) Mere(Maori) Malle, Molle(Medieval English) Maria(Occitan) Maryam(Persian) Maria, Miriam, Maja, Marietta, Marika, Maryla, Marysia, Marzena(Polish) Maria, Miriam, Mariana, Mariazinha(Portuguese) Maria, Maricica(Romanian) Maria, Mariya, Marya, Manya, Marusya, Masha(Russian) Márjá(Sami) Mele(Samoan) Maria(Sardinian) Mhairi, Moira, Moyra(Scottish) Màiri, Moire(Scottish Gaelic) Marija, Maja, Mara, Marica(Serbian) Mária, Miriam, Maja, Marika, Miriama(Slovak) Marija, Mirjam, Maja, Manca, Mare, Marica, Maruša, Mia, Mija(Slovene) Marja(Sorbian) María, Míriam, Mariela, Marita, Mía(Spanish) Maritza(Spanish (Latin American)) Mariamu(Swahili) Mari, Maria, Marie, Miriam, Maj, Maja, Majken, Mariann, Marianne, Marika, Mia, My(Swedish) Maryam(Tatar) Mele(Tongan) Meryem(Turkish) Maria, Mariya, Mariyka, Marusya(Ukrainian) Mariyam, Maryam(Urdu) Meryem(Uyghur) Mair, Mari(Welsh) Mariama(Western African)
Same SpellingMai 1, Mai 2, Mai 4
User SubmissionsMa-i, Mai

Popularity

Name Days

Estonia: May 2
Norway: May 7

Sources & References

  1. Le Menn, Gwennole. Choix de Prénoms Bretons. Université de Bretagne, 1971, page 38.
Entry updated April 5, 2022