May

Female

Meaning

Goddess Maia Or Family Of Matthew

Origin

Scottish

Pronunciation

mɛɪ

Alt. Spellings

Mae

Traits associated with the name May:

Dogs named May tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named May?

Naming your dog May suggests that you have a strong appreciation for the month of May and all that it symbolizes. It could also suggest that you are a creative and imaginative person who enjoys giving unique names to things.

Is May a good dog name?

May is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. May isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

868
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928
New York City Dog Name Database
748
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

May is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

May was, in the past month, the 871st most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, May is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, May was viewed 72 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows May's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

May is most adored in South Dakota, Massachusetts and Louisiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, District of Columbia and Arizona.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name May.

Most popular breeds named May:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Shih Tzu
  4. Chihuahua
  5. Rottweiler

May is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular during Victorian times, less common in modern canine nomenclature.

cute dog names
cute

Evokes springtime freshness, also a beloved character from Little Women.

scottish dog names
scottish

Derived from Scottish Gaelic, signifies "the cause of great joy".

spring dog names
spring

This moniker reflects the month often associated with blooming flowers and warmer weather.

Dog names like May:

Pearl
Of The Sea Or Bitter
Diminutive Form Of Mildred Or Millicent
Bee
Pearl
Mother
May dog name meaning

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