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The name May is a diminutive form of Mary.  The table below indicates the number of times the name May has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name May
Use of the Name May for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
42,857 1,312 154 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name May has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  May last appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1982, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name May
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188057462  
188158451  
1882595117348
1883575328566
188461564  
188561607  
1886646027378
188761648  
18886378263111
1889647237059
189065751  
189168696  
18927075373310
1893736939886
1894717638368
189580691  
189682671  
1897915958368
189886696  
189995571  
190091745  
190195550  
190210756077810
19031075419817
1904110555  
1905119530  
1906119523  
1907120542  
1908135515  
1909146481  
1910138593  
1911149537  
1912153696  
1913167694  
1914176766  
1915174974  
1916190938  
1917196942  
1918200962  
1919194983  
1920204955  
1921206973  
1922224854  
1923219869  
1924221867  
1925221840  
1926232765  
1927236747  
1928236704  
1929264584  
1930272549  
1931285481  
1932301440  
1933309403  
1934324372  
1935338352  
1936354319  
1937381290  
1938403274  
1939423257  
1940407286  
1941436247  
1942433282  
1943506217  
1944473228  
1945514203  
1946573194  
1947555235  
1948560219  
1949579207  
1950622184  
1951576222  
1952672175  
1953688174  
1954681188  
1955694183  
1956767163  
1957840147  
1958849144  
1959880139  
1960895138  
1961958127  
1962996117  
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1982962154  
Totals:  42,857 91

During the last 125 years, parents have used May as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name May appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 84 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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