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Popularity
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Mei

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Chinese
  • Meaning: Plum
  • #9459 All Time
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How popular is the name "Mei" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1947 6 6 0
1948 6 6 0
1949 6 6 0
1953 5 5 0
1957 5 5 0
1959 5 5 0
1960 7 7 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 10 10 0
1967 5 5 0
1969 6 6 0
1970 8 8 0
1972 10 10 0
1973 8 8 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 9 9 0
1976 14 14 0
1977 12 12 0
1978 18 18 0
1979 18 18 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 14 14 0
1982 15 15 0
1983 16 16 0
1984 10 10 0
1985 17 17 0
1986 12 12 0
1987 11 11 0
1988 9 9 0
1989 14 14 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 17 17 0
1992 17 17 0
1993 27 27 0
1994 12 12 0
1995 21 21 0
1996 15 15 0
1997 26 26 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 41 41 0
2001 29 29 0
2002 30 30 0
2003 45 45 0
2004 35 35 0
2005 32 32 0
2006 47 47 0
2007 48 48 0
2008 32 32 0
2009 46 46 0
2010 33 33 0
2011 39 39 0
2012 39 39 0
2013 46 46 0
2014 49 49 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Mei? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,099 babies born with the name Mei in the United States. That's more than enough Meis to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Mei" was in 2014 with a total of 49 babies.

According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mei" is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010. Across the entire United States a total of only 33 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Mei popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Mei in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Mei" mean? The list below shows the origins of Mei as well as things modernly associated with the name Mei such as celebrities named Mei.

Chinese

Origin and Meaning of Mei

The name "Mei" is of Chinese origin, and it means "Plum". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

I is for ideals, no higher!

Your name in reverse order is "Iem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Iem". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Mei born Mar 6, 1981

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 950. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Mei

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