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Meaning & History
Formed from Swedish Maj meaning "(month of) May" and vor, derived from vár "spring". (Alternatively vor may be identical with the suffix common in Old Norse feminine names, possibly derived from either vår "careful" (making it a relative of Gunvor) or warja "defender".) It was first used in Sweden in 1910 (or "around the 18th century", according to another source).