Mae is a pretty girls name that brings to mind springtime and flowers coming into bloom. While it can also be spelt May, Mae is the more popular name spelling currently. Being such a short name with just one syllable allows for lots of creativity in the middle name, here are some great middle names to go with Mae.
My top choices of middle names for Mae are:
- Mae Marianne
- Mae Grace
- Mae Amara
- Mae Rose
- Mae Adelaide
- Mae Abigail
- Mae Constance
- Mae Calliope
- Mae Victoria
- Mae Ramona
Middle Names for Mai beginning with M
You can create a pretty alliterative effect by choosing a middle name beginning with M. I think Mae Marianne and Mae Michelle work particularly well together.
Middle names for Mae with One Syllable
If you’d like a short but bold name then combining two one syllable names can create that effect. I love Mae Grace and Mae Eve.
Middle to go with Mae that have Three or Four Syllables
You can make the name Mae more complex by adding a middle name with multiple syllables. My favourites are Mae Julianna and Mae Amara.
Mae Everly (or Everleigh)
Flower Names to go with Mae
By choosing a flower based middle name for Mae you highlight the spring associations of the name. I think Mae Rose and Mae Lilly are really pretty.
Middle Names the include the long “A” Sound
By choosing a name with the same long A sound that Mae ends with you can create a pleasant sounding combination. I like Mae Adelaide and Mae Abigail.
Mae Daisy (also a flower name)
Old Fashioned Middle Names that go with Mae
The name Mae has been around for a long time (although the spelling has changed) so you might like to pair it with one of the “old lady” names that have become popular. My top choices are Mae Constance and Mae Ramona.
Unusual Middle Names for Mae
If you like the unusual spelling of Mae, why not consider one of these unusual middle name ideas. I really love Mae Calliope and Mae Kora.
Popular Middle Names for Mae
If you’d like a middle name that means your child will meet friends they’ll share a name with, how about these options that have all recently appeared in the top 50 names. Mae Victoria and Mae Charlotte work well together.
Names Similar to Mae and Variants of Mae
If you haven’t finalised Mae as your baby’s first name, here are some names similar to Mae and some variations that you might like to consider.
Meaning and Origins
The name Mae is usually consider to be derived from the month name, May, and which is itself named for the Roman Goddess, Maia. Mae means “Goddess of Springtime”. Mae is also sometimes considered to be a diminutive of Mary or Margaret (meaning “Pearl”). In Portuguese, Mae means “mother”.
Popularity of the Name Mae
The name Mae was most popular in the early 1920s when it was used around 2500 times a year. It then began a steady decline all the way down to around 50 uses a year before seeing its popularity start to increase, reaching around 500 uses a year in recent years.
Boys Names to go with Mae
Any of the middle names suggested in this post would make great names for a sister for Mae. If you are looking for a name for a brother of Mae, check out these boys names to go with Mae:
- Mae and Kai (you could also change the spelling of Mae to Mai)
- Mae and Jack
- Mae and Luke
- Mae and Noah
- Mae and Mason
- Mae and Miles
- Mae and Jude
- Mae and Cameron
- Mae and Milo
- Mae and Max
- Mae and Ace
- Mae and Aiden
- Mae and Isaiah
- Mae and Kaiden
- Mae and Atticus
- Mae and Jayden
- Mae and Jace
- Mae and Grayson
Don’t Forget about Initials
When you’re choosing a middle name for your baby, make sure you write down the initials for all of the combinations that you’re considering. This is because three letters can spell out a word (and if you choose two middle names, four letters can spell out even more words) so you’ll want to make sure they don’t spell anything inappropriate.
Once you’ve narrowed your choice of name combinations down to a lower number, I would also suggest that you search online for the initials to make sure they aren’t an acronym for anything you wouldn’t want your child associated with.
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