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First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
8k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Mei

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How popular is the baby 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 18 18 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
2015 44 44 0

Fun Facts about the name Mei

  • How many people with the first name Mei have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,142 babies born with the first name Mei in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mei to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mei? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Mei first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mei is Saturday, November 1st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Mei born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mei was in 2014 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Mei Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first 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 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Mei: Your name in reverse order is Iem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ime. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mei? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,867 people with the last name Mei.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mei? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Mei as their last name.
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Popularity of Mei as a first name

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Popularity of Mei as a last name

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Common last names for Mei

  • Wong
  • Lee
  • Chan
  • Huang
  • Chen
  • Wu
  • Lin
  • Yee
  • Wang
  • Yu
  • Liu
  • Cheng
  • Fong
  • Chu
  • Zhu

Common first names for Mei

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mei U.S.
  White 6.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 91.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mei

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

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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.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Japanese ornamental tree with fragrant white or pink blossoms and small yellow fruits
  1. A female given name

Mei was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Hawaiian, Indonesian, Malay, Maori, Swahili, and Tok Pisin

Other Inspirations for the Name Mei

Mei Events
Mei Fun
Mei Tai
Mei Technologies
Mei Terumi
Mei Voyageur
Mei Wah
Mei Wah Delivery
Mei Wah Menu
Mei Xiang

What does the name Mei mean?

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

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