This is my middle name and I love it. It’s beautiful, short, sweet & not common. I prefer my May spelling or Mai, Mae is old fashioned.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2020
May can also loosely mean "drop of the sea".
― Anonymous User  10/30/2020
May is a really pretty name.
Bubbles293739  8/27/2020
AbbeyDawn  7/8/2020
Ummmm... I think you made a MISTAKE in the IPA pronunciation.

What the IPA pronunciation SHOULD be?: /ˈmeɪ/


LionB3  6/7/2020
Nah, May from Junie B. Jones was a bad seed, and a bully. Also for names of months, I prefer June. (not because of Junie B. Jones.)
SaltyLemon123456  5/4/2020
Can be short for Mayonnaise.
Llamandine  11/2/2019
Simple yet classic. Nice name by itself.
nylonpanda  9/13/2019
The default name of the female protagonist from Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2019
May is a sweet old-fashioned name, fresh and springlike. While it's quite a common middle name, I also love it as a first name, or a nickname for Mary or Margaret.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2018
In 2018, 85 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) May who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 566th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
I like it, but I would spell it Mae.
Luvbug86  9/12/2018
It is pretty good and I like it.
Enoch  8/16/2018
I like May. It's sweet, and girly, and a flower name. Also I'm not against the fact that it is a month name. It looks way more elegant than Mae for me. But oh my God it's so overused as a middle name. I mean, it really fits with almost any name, but sometimes when I see that so many people have May as their middle name, I get the impression that their parents just didn't have any other, more original idea. Although I like when May is part of a double name, either as first or middle, or of a hyphenated name, or a nickname, for Maya, Maia, Mary, Margaret... And I think it should be used more as a first name, it's so charming. But not without any middle name, it's so short it that should be followed by something in my opinion.
mairinn  11/17/2017
Norwegian singer - Malin Seline Strandberg's - stage name is Es May.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2017
May Lee-Yang, also known as May Lee, is a Hmong American playwright, poet, prose writer, performance artist and community activist in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. She was born in Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in Thailand and moved to Minnesota as a child with her family. She is also the executive director of the non-profit organization Hmong Arts Connection.
lilolaf  7/28/2017
May Fung Yee Pang is an American, best known as the former girlfriend of John Lennon. She had previously worked as a personal assistant and production coordinator for Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono.
cutenose  3/17/2017
Nice middle name, but it is a month so why can't all months be names? Sorry, not a first name.
Namey7  1/26/2017
This name always makes me think of May Parker, Peter Parker's aunt from Spider-man, since I first heard this name when watching the TV show as a kid.
nenmo  11/5/2016
The name May was given to 128 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
Both my grandmother's middle names were May/Mai, so I got Mai as a middle name as well. I like it. I think it makes a nice first name. It's pretty and retro.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
My middle name is May and I have always hated the association with the month, plus its length and ending.
― Anonymous User  11/17/2015
May Britt (born 22 March 1934) is a Swedish actress.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2015
Do not like it. Seems very lazy and like my wicked stepmother's name would be Miss May.. don't know why I don't like it. Simple enough, just too plain.
Cortammiller  7/10/2015
May is such a pretty, pretty name! It's a perfect forename and it also makes a perfect middle name for lots of combos so you really can't complain over this name! :) Arghh, I love this name so much. ♥.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2015
The name May was given to 106 baby girls born in the US in 2012. The spelling Mae is currently more popular.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
May is my middle name. I'm Elly May, people always think that that is my full first name when it isn't but I like May. It was my great grandmothers name.
Elly and Proud  1/2/2013
Actress May McAvoy (1899-1984).
moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
May Chang is a character from the manga/anime Fullmetal Alchemist as well as a bearer of this name. Her first name is variously spelled as May, Mai, or Mei.
sunshinechild67  12/11/2012
I had a (now elderly neighbour) called May - a real livewire who had a white poodle called Remus and a white cat called Mimi and was quite unforgettable in many ways. Her sister was called Gwen and was as quiet a May was extrovert.
So when I see the name May I always think (fondly)of my ex-neighbour though the name to me is a tad boring.

I only like the name if it signifies the hawthorn flower and the baby is born when that flower is in bloom. The name is too blah otherwise, and Margaret and Mary are better (but not Mabel - awful frumpy name).
― Anonymous User  8/15/2012
I really love this name; I think it'd work best as a middle name, but it sounds just as great to be used as an everyday nickname as well. Strong, feminine, and sophisticated.
walesgal92  6/24/2012
This is the name of May Welland, a central character from "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton. I think it's a little too plain to be a full name, but it sounds cute as a nickname or middle name.
sunshinechild67  2/13/2012
May is such a sweet name, not to mention I love the month of May. I think it should be used more as a first name!
Bunko0  8/5/2011
Dame May Whitty (born Mary Louise Whitty) was a British actress. See her play two very different old ladies in Night Must Fall and The Lady Vanishes (among other roles).
Kosta  7/28/2011
As a general rule, I don't like month names (May, June, September, etc.). But I will admit that May can make a nice middle name. I'd never use it, though.
Joy12  6/23/2011
It's a month and very easy to remember. My personal opinion says that I like it for a middle name unless something is added to it, then I take it as a first name.
teenagewriter  10/2/2010
May is one of the Boatwright Sisters in "The Secret Life of Bees."
Milena Scialfa  4/15/2010
I think this name is simple and pretty, and also has a little touch of something extra about it. Because May Day is a time for fertility rituals and traditionally a time to deflower willing - or unwilling - virgins, there is something slightly sexy and illicit about it as well. It's a "still waters run deep" name.
SandSea  3/23/2010
May is the name of the main character in Jodi Lynn Anderson's "May Bird" trilogy. Her full name is May Ellen Bird.
EchoSketcher  2/14/2010
Really outdated. It another boring 3 letter name.
Alora  1/9/2010
Although it may (haha!) seem a bit quaint nowadays, it's very gentle and pretty - perfect for a girl born in the month of the same name.
LaSorciere  10/20/2009
May is one of my least favorite names. 3 letter names are sorta ridiculous.
italiannames  8/29/2009
"Our Only May Amelia" is an award-winning children's book that I read when I was young. The protagonist is a twelve-year-old girl named May Amelia (obviously). I think May Amelia is a great combination.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2009
I find this name very nice, but simple and short. It sometimes seems like a nickname for something.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2009
In Limburgish, this name is a short form of Maria and Marie. The pronunciation would be MAHY: the 'a'-sound is slightly different than in the English pronunciation. It's similar to the 'ah' in 'aha' (as in: "Aha! I found something!").
Lucille  10/18/2008
My mates think this is an old woman's name when it isn't. I love it!
cheeseface  6/27/2008
This is my last name! It's an Irish last name.
zemiki  6/7/2008
A famous bearer of this name (as a surname) is Brian May. He was the guitarist from the band Queen. He wrote many of the band's songs, including hits like We Will Rock You, Fat-Bottomed Girls, Save Me, and other, more obscure songs like Father to Son, Keep Yourself Alive and '39. He is notable for having created his own guitar with his father. He calls this guitar the Red Special because of its color. Personally, he's my favorite member of Queen.
Pippin  3/15/2008
Most people are saying how much they like it as a middle name but I actually prefer it as a first. It's simple and pretty and yet very rarely ever heard as a first name (well that's as far as I've heard).
― Anonymous User  1/21/2008
May is a pretty middle name. My mom's middle name is May.
annie0302  1/2/2008
The female protagonist in the Advanced Generation of the Pokémon TV show was named May. She was also in the Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire video games.
VIT  12/1/2007
I love the name May as a middle name but not as a first. I would have my second girl be named cassandra May.
― Anonymous User  8/29/2007
May Allison (1890-1989), actress.
cateyedsnake  8/27/2007
I think May is such a lovely name! I'd like to have a daughter named Avril May. LOL that's like April May but Avril is much better in my opinion. Okay I'm only 13 so I have plenty of time to think about this.
sabrinafaye  8/6/2007
May is also an old Arabic name, no specific meaning attached.
coolbananas  7/2/2007
It is a really nice name, I like it. I might name my daughter Jaidenne May.
MonaLisaSmile  7/2/2007
It can also be a nickname for Mary. My name is Mary but everyone just calls me May.
writergirl101  6/21/2007
The name register I have tells me May comes from Margaretha and that means 'pearl' which I think is quite beautiful.
Cinnamonster  6/11/2007
May (mæg) means 'maiden' in Old English.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2007
This name is short and sweet. Very easy to remember. I like most flower names, and this is one of my favourites.
scarletquillraven  2/19/2007
I prefer the spelling Mae.
Rockos_Modern_Life_1  2/6/2007
I love the name May or Mae. I think I would use it as a middle name though. But it's very pretty.
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/17/2007
I think May is a very sweet name. I know a Lauren May and a Shannon May. I think it's nice as a middle name, nicer as a first name and also as a nickname for Maia.
Belle  12/29/2006
Anoter spelling of the name is MAJ which is the Swdish word for the month May. Pronounced like "mine" but without the N.
Frozten  12/17/2006
Other forms: Maylee, Mayley, Maylie, Mayla.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2006
Maia is both a Greek and Roman god. She is the Greek god of fertility and the Earth and the Roman God of youth, life and rebirth.
EA_Since 1993  7/21/2006
This is such a sweet name. I think of a dark eyed girl with a windy smile and happy demeanor.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
It's a month!
― Anonymous User  6/14/2006
Makes a great middle name.
― Anonymous User  6/12/2006
It is a great name even though it is a month it is also quick and simple to remember.
Animal1  1/2/2006
May was second name of writer Louisa (May) Alcott, who wrote the novel 'Little Women'. She also had a sister May, after who she made Amy March in little women.
Anjamon  8/21/2005

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