Meaning and Origin of: Mai

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Japanese : Brightness
  • Native American : Coyote
  • Vietnamese : Flower
  • English : Month of May
  • Hebrew : Bitter
  • Latin : Great

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Vietnamese : unexplained.
  • Chinese : origin unknown, although ancient accounts record its use in Guangdong and Henan provinces from an early date. The character for Mai also means ‘wheat’.
  • Dutch, Danish, German, and French : variant of May.