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The table below indicates the number of times the name May has been given to baby boys 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 boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name May
Use of the Name May for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
91 0 0 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name May has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  May last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl 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 boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name May
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880  57462
1881  58451
1882734859511
1883856657532
1884  61564
1885  61607
1886737864602
1887  61648
18886311163782
1889705964723
1890  65751
1891  68696
18927331070753
1893988673693
1894836871763
1895  80691
1896  82671
1897836891595
1898  86696
1899  95571
1900  91745
1901  95550
190277810107560
19039817107541
1904  110555
1905  119530
1906  119523
1907  120542
1908  135515
1909  146481
1910  138593
1911  149537
1912  153696
1913  167694
1914  176766
1915  174974
1916  190938
1917  196942
1918  200962
1919  194983
1920  204955
1921  206973
1922  224854
1923  219869
1924  221867
1925  221840
1926  232765
1927  236747
1928  236704
1929  264584
1930  272549
1931  285481
1932  301440
1933  309403
1934  324372
1935  338352
1936  354319
1937  381290
1938  403274
1939  423257
1940  407286
1941  436247
1942  433282
1943  506217
1944  473228
1945  514203
1946  573194
1947  555235
1948  560219
1949  579207
1950  622184
1951  576222
1952  672175
1953  688174
1954  681188
1955  694183
1956  767163
1957  840147
1958  849144
1959  880139
1960  895138
1961  958127
1962  996117
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1982  962154
Totals:  91 42,857

During the last 125 years, parents have used May as a boy's name about 0% of the time and more frequently (about 99% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are significantly lower than actual counts because the name May appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 11 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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