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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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1947660
1948660
1949660
1953550
1957550
1959550
1960770
1963880
196410100
1967550
1969660
1970880
197210100
1973880
197414140
1975990
197614140
197712120
197818180
197918180
198019190
198114140
198215150
198316160
198410100
198517170
198612120
198711110
1988990
198914140
199021210
199117170
199217170
199327270
199412120
199521210
199615150
199726260
199814140
199921210
200041410
200129290
200230300
200345450
200435350
200532320
200647470
200748480
200832320
200946460
201033330
201139390
201239390
201346460
201449490

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 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Mei" is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 11 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1993. Across the entire United States a total of only 27 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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 melody, the song of life.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Your name in reverse order is "Iem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eim". 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 Jun 9, 1923

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 Northern England approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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