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

What does the name Mah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Mah

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Canada says the name Mah is of Italian origin and means "Mother".
  • A submission from Cameroon says the name Mah means "Mother" and is of Italian origin.
Other origins: Greek

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International Interest

mah was also found in the following language(s): Indonesian, Italian, Slovene, and Westrobothnian

Notable Persons Named Mah

She was most prominent from 1555 to 1556.


Mah Bow Tan is an office holder. Mah was born on September 12th, 1948.


Mah Laqa Bai was a ghazal poet. Mah was born on April 7th, 1768 in Hyderabad. She passed away in 1824.


She was most active from 1929 to 1933. She passed away on December 13th, 1941.


Mah Damba is a griot and singer. Mah was given the name Mah Sissoko in 1965 in Bamako, Mali.


Mah was born on January 17th, 1939 in Tokyo, Japan. Mah is also known as Mah Chong-Gi and Ma Jonggi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mah

Adeline Yen Mah is an author and physician. She holds the title Dr. Adeline Yen Mah. Adeline was given the name Yen Jun-ling on November 30th, 1937 in Tianjin. Adeline is also known as Adeline Mah, Adeline Yen, and Adeline Yen Mah.


Leslie Mah is a hardcore punk musician, songwriter, and tattoo artist. Leslie was born on April 20th, 1964.


Sy was born on August 2nd, 1926. He died on November 7th, 1988.


Sean was born on December 14th, 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Michelle was born in 1975.



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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Mah as a last name

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Common first names for Mah

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mah U.S.
  White 9.92% 64.26%
  African American 3.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 75.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mah

People with the last name Mah are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Mah

  • How Popular is the name Mah? Mah is the 83,593rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Mah was the 12,124th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Mah in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2009 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Mah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mah is Friday, December 5th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Mah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mah was in 2009 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Mah: Your name in reverse order is Ham. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,571 people with the last name Mah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mah as their last name since less than 1 person in 115k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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