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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mey

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  • According to a user from Norway, the name Mey is of Unknown origin and means "Flame".
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From Latin māius (“(month) of the goddess Maia”).

  1. May

Notable Persons Named Mey


Notable Persons With the Last Name Mey

Chum Mey is a mechanic. Chum was born in 1930.


Reinhard Mey is a folk music, chanson, and skiffle musician. He has been prominent since 1965. Reinhard was given the name Reinhard Friedrich Michael Mey on December 21st, 1942 in Berlin. Reinhard is also known as Frédérik Mey, Alfons Yondrascheck, and Frédérik Mey (in France).


Cornelius Jacobson Mey is a Director-General of New Netherland.


She holds the title Queen of Cambodia. She was most active from 1834 to 1840. Ang was born as the child of Ang Chan II in 1815. She died in 1874.


Melis was born on May 31st, 1983 in Pretoria.


Thierry was born on February 28th, 1945 in Brussels.


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Popularity of Mey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mey U.S.
  White 48.40% 64.26%
  African American 1.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 46.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.94% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mey

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mey

  • How Popular is the name Mey? Mey is the 51,005th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mey was the 24,352nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39 babies born with the first name Mey in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Mey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mey is Tuesday, January 5th, 1915.
  • What year had the most people named Mey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mey was in 1981 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Random Mey Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mey is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Mey: Your name in reverse order is Yem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,029 people with the last name Mey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mey as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k 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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