Mae: baby girl name popularity and meaning


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.

Fun facts:

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."

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