When I was little, there was a girl named Mary Anne in my class, she insisted on us calling her "Mayme". I prefer Mayme over Mamie, I don't know why, maybe because I prefer Edythe over Edith. The name Mayme is currently out of the top 1000 so it's rare Mayme will find another Mayme, so that's a plus, but as another commenter said, Mayme will probably get mispronounced, actually, when Mayme from my class said she wanted us to call her Mayme, I wrote it down as "Mamie", when she corrected me I said to her "Isn't Mayme pronounced May-m? ", I think Mayme is a good name, I rate it an 8/10. Thanks for reading :)
GranMaryAnneLaverne  9/2/2020
Our granddaughter started calling me this 100% on her own at about 18 months of age. Took us about 20min asking & her being very seriously insistent. Until we correctly repeated it. Just like it's spelt as for us MayMe. Still only like 2 other people understand and pronounce correctly after a year now. Finding that it is a real name, I'm in love & that a variation is actually a name my own name comes from.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2019
In 2018, 87 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Mayme who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 5, 144th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
People will probably mispronounce it. Just go with Mamie instead.
Buneary  2/3/2018
I believe this is pronounced like it spells... may-me. I like it. It's cute.
blueeyesparkle  12/6/2011
Is Mayme pronounced like "maim"? I dear hope not.
― Anonymous User  3/3/2010
For the commenter above, I believe it is pronounced "MAY-mee". I like the sound of it, very cute!
ladybugluck  11/10/2010
"Put the Blame on Mame" is the song sung by Rita Hayworth during her legendary striptease scene in the movie "Gilda" (1946). (It's worth youtube-ing!) Mame is a variant spelling of Mayme.

I would like this name much better if the homophone "maim" didn't mean "to mutilate, mangle, dismember", as in, "The explosion maimed him for life". In fact, the Middle English spelling of the word maim is "Mayme", which comes from the word "mayhem".

Still, I think this name is spunky, spirited and old-fashioned in a good way. May, Mamie and Amy would be sweet nicknames.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2009

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