This name can be of either Hebrew origin (from the name Mary, meaning “bitter”) or Greek origin (from Margaret, meaning “pearl”) depending on which name it’s a diminutive of. Either way, it’s easy to spell and pronounce, so it’s a win-win for your little Mae.
Mae is a nickname.
Famous people named Mae:
First African-American female astronaut Mae Jemison; actresses Mae West and Mae Whitman; actress/voice of Betty Boop, Mae Questel.
Mae Mobley Leefolt is a character in The Help, who was famously told by her nanny Aibleen, "You is kind, you is smart, you is important."