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Female Female Name
Multiple variants of this name exist: For the Danish name see May 2

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) Creative spelling of Maj [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) English pet form of Mary [6] [1]

Related Names

Mae
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
May
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Mayarson Iceland

Female

Mayardóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: May
Genitive: Mays
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: May
Genitive: Mayn
Partitive: Mayta
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: May
Accusative: May
Dative: May
Genitive: Mayar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: May
Genitive: Mays
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: May
Genitive: Mays

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[8]
8638
n.a.
8638
n.a.
0
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
1418 4124 1416 4109 2 15
Denmark Denmark[10]
476
n.a.
476
n.a.
0
n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
n.a.
791
n.a.
791 0 0
Iceland Iceland[12]
2 20
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[13]
4 14
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for May (f) Sources: [9][10][8][11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for May (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  12. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  13. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/