May (name)

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For other uses, see May (disambiguation).
Gender Female
Word/name Latin or Arabic
Meaning the month of May, Flower
Other names
Related names nickname for Mary or Margaret, Maia

May is an English feminine given name. It is derived from the name of the month, which comes from Maia, the name of a Roman fertility goddess.[1] The name May is also used as a pet form of Mary and Margaret.

People with the given name May include:

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  1. ^ "Origin and Meaning of May". Retrieved 18 September 2015.