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111k
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since 1880
Last Name
475
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mae

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Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the female given names Margaret and Mary; popular as a middle name.

Mae was also found in the following language(s): Breton

Notable Persons Named Mae

Mae Whitman is an actress, voice actress, and singer. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Mae was given the name Mae Margaret Whitman on June 9th, 1988 in Los Angeles.

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Mae West was an actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and comedienne. Her ongoing career started in 1907. Mae was given the name Mary Jane West in Brooklyn. She passed away on November 22nd, 1980.

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Mae C. Jemison is a physician and professor.

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Mae Young was a wrestler. Mae was born on March 12th, 1923 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, States. She breathed her last breath on January 14th, 2014.

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Mae Questel was an actress. She was most prominent from 1930 to 1989. Mae was given the name Mae Kwestel on September 13th, 1908 in Bronx, New York, U.S. She died on January 4th, 1998.

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Mae Clarke was an actress and singer. She was most active from 1929 to 1970. Mae was given the name Violet Mary Klotz on August 16th, 1910 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. She passed away on April 29th, 1992.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mae

Christophe Maé is a musician. He plays Violin, Guitar, and Harmonica. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Christophe was given the name Christophe Martichon on October 16th, 1975.

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Hazel Mae is a sportscaster. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Hazel was given the name Hazel Mae Cagulada on April 7th, 1970 in Philippines.

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Audra Mae is a folk rock, soul music, and electronic dance music musician. Audra was born on February 20th, 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Ria Mae is a musician.

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Michelle Mae is a rock 'n' roll, post-punk, gospel yeh-yeh, rock, and roll musician. She plays Bass guitar and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to 1990.

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valter hugo mãe is a writer, singer, plastic artist, and plastic arts. valter was born on September 25th, 0071 in Saurimo. valter is also known as Lemos and Valter Hugo.

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How popular is the baby name Mae in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 344 344 0 #71 girl name
1881 314 314 0 #75 girl name
1882 406 406 0 #71 girl name
1883 423 423 0 #70 girl name
1884 542 542 0 #64 girl name
1885 583 578 5 #63 girl name
1886 641 641 0 #61 girl name
1887 680 680 0 #58 girl name
1888 836 836 0 #60 girl name
1889 883 883 0 #58 girl name
1890 926 920 6 #58 girl name
1891 933 933 0 #54 girl name
1892 1,108 1,101 7 #52 girl name
1893 1,077 1,071 6 #53 girl name
1894 1,134 1,134 0 #54 girl name
1895 1,198 1,193 5 #52 girl name
1896 1,148 1,148 0 #55 girl name
1897 1,144 1,144 0 #54 girl name
1898 1,245 1,239 6 #56 girl name
1899 1,035 1,035 0 #59 girl name
1900 1,416 1,406 10 #54 girl name
1901 1,140 1,140 0 #54 girl name
1902 1,270 1,261 9 #53 girl name
1903 1,192 1,192 0 #58 girl name
1904 1,219 1,214 5 #58 girl name
1905 1,294 1,284 10 #60 girl name
1906 1,225 1,225 0 #60 girl name
1907 1,375 1,375 0 #57 girl name
1908 1,392 1,384 8 #57 girl name
1909 1,244 1,230 14 #68 girl name
1910 1,461 1,453 8 #65 girl name
1911 1,455 1,449 6 #70 girl name
1912 1,785 1,775 10 #74 girl name
1913 1,829 1,814 15 #79 girl name
1914 2,055 2,049 6 #85 girl name
1915 2,499 2,486 13 #89 girl name
1916 2,617 2,607 10 #92 girl name
1917 2,515 2,507 8 #96 girl name
1918 2,769 2,756 13 #95 girl name
1919 2,649 2,634 15 #99 girl name
1920 2,744 2,730 14 #99 girl name
1921 2,599 2,589 10
1922 2,413 2,403 10
1923 2,438 2,426 12
1924 2,380 2,370 10
1925 2,349 2,332 17
1926 2,285 2,261 24
1927 2,089 2,073 16
1928 1,826 1,808 18
1929 1,779 1,764 15
1930 1,669 1,651 18
1931 1,471 1,460 11
1932 1,473 1,456 17
1933 1,303 1,289 14
1934 1,399 1,384 15
1935 1,282 1,267 15
1936 1,146 1,136 10
1937 1,085 1,070 15
1938 1,094 1,085 9
1939 1,075 1,060 15
1940 1,024 1,018 6
1941 1,001 993 8
1942 1,014 997 17
1943 885 876 9
1944 880 869 11
1945 868 854 14
1946 810 805 5
1947 867 858 9
1948 884 884 0
1949 798 792 6
1950 745 737 8
1951 730 730 0
1952 646 640 6
1953 637 637 0
1954 556 556 0
1955 586 577 9
1956 464 464 0
1957 463 456 7
1958 380 374 6
1959 369 369 0
1960 347 347 0
1961 360 360 0
1962 259 259 0
1963 247 247 0
1964 205 205 0
1965 189 189 0
1966 181 181 0
1967 147 147 0
1968 112 112 0
1969 127 127 0
1970 120 120 0
1971 75 75 0
1972 92 92 0
1973 90 90 0
1974 87 87 0
1975 87 87 0
1976 69 69 0
1977 75 75 0
1978 71 71 0
1979 65 65 0
1980 79 79 0
1981 59 59 0
1982 64 64 0
1983 60 60 0
1984 63 63 0
1985 56 56 0
1986 53 53 0
1987 59 59 0
1988 54 54 0
1989 58 58 0
1990 59 59 0
1991 64 64 0
1992 53 53 0
1993 45 45 0
1994 66 66 0
1995 61 61 0
1996 56 56 0
1997 68 68 0
1998 83 83 0
1999 99 99 0
2000 132 132 0
2001 112 112 0
2002 140 140 0
2003 119 119 0
2004 151 151 0
2005 175 175 0
2006 207 207 0
2007 208 208 0
2008 229 229 0
2009 240 240 0
2010 259 259 0
2011 337 337 0
2012 371 371 0
2013 419 419 0
2014 413 413 0
2015 511 511 0
2016 529 529 0
2017 452 452 0

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Popularity of Mae as a first name

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Popularity of Mae as a last name

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Common last names for Mae

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Harris
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Walker
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mae U.S.
  White 40.21% 64.26%
  African American 21.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.26% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mae

People with the last name Mae are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Mae

  • What name lists does Mae rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Mae? Mae is the 608th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mae was the 45,105th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mae have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,775 babies born with the first name Mae in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mae to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mae? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 344 new born babies.
  • When was Mae first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mae is Friday, March 17th, 1826.
  • What year had the most people named Mae born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mae was in 1918 with a total of 2,756 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mae!
  • Random Mae Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mae ranks 74th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 103 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Mae: Your name in reverse order is Eam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mae? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 475 people with the last name Mae.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mae? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mae as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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