May Name Days

The name of the month comes from the Greek and Roman goddess Maia, mother of Hermes. Her name derived from the Greek μαια (maia) "good mother" which was used as a respectful term for married women, and also could mean "midwife" or "nurse". The Greeks often identified her with the goddess Gaia "earth", giving us the sense of "Mother Earth", while the Romans identified her with the Bona Dea "Good Goddess" and Fauna. May has been used as an independent name in Britain since the late 19th century. It had developed in the previous century as a pet-form of Mary or Margaret, and was popularised by Princess Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary) who was known as "May".

1 May
Tuesday
Bertha, Jeremy, Joseph, Tamara, Walburga
2 May
Wednesday
Athanasius, Boris, Maia, Sigmund, Zoe
3 May
Thursday
Alexander, Jacob, James, Philip, Viola
4 May
Friday
Florian, Guido, Mona, Monica, Rosa, Rosalie, Sylvain
5 May
Saturday
Angelo, Gotthard, Irene, Penelope, Peregrine
6 May
Sunday
Benedicta, Georgi, Judith, Prudence, Valerian
7 May
Monday
Flavia, Gisela, Giselle, Helmi, Silke
8 May
Tuesday
Didier, Ida, Michael, Stanislaus
9 May
Wednesday
Austeja, Casper, Christopher, Gregory, Timothy
10 May
Thursday
Aina, Anthony, Gordian, Job, Solange
11 May
Friday
Estelle, Ludivine, Mamertus, Stella
12 May
Saturday
Achilleus, Charlotta, Domitilla, Flavia, Lotta, Nereus
13 May
Sunday
Emma, Imelda, Linn, Robert, Roland
14 May
Monday
Christian, Corona, Gemma, Matthias, Victor
15 May
Tuesday
Hallvard, Isidore, Rupert, Sophia, Sophie
16 May
Wednesday
Brendan, Esther, John, Ronald, Sara, Theobald
17 May
Thursday
Ambrose, Bruno, Pascal, Ruben
18 May
Friday
Alexandra, Eric, Felix, Rosalia, Rose
19 May
Saturday
Celestin, Emilia, Emma, Ivo, Yvonne
20 May
Sunday
Bernardin, Elfrida, Karolina, Lilian, Lilja
21 May
Monday
Constantine, Ellen, Helena, Herman
22 May
Tuesday
Emile, Hemming, Henning, Julia, Rita
23 May
Wednesday
Desiderius, Desiree, Leontine, Lydia, Michael, Renate
24 May
Thursday
Esther, Iris, Ivan, Mary, Susanna
25 May
Friday
Bede, Gregory, Magdalena, Miriam, Urban
26 May
Saturday
Edward, Marianna, Philip, Wilhelmina
27 May
Sunday
Augustine, Carolina, Julius, Lucian, Randolph
28 May
Monday
Alma, Germain, Hubert, Roman, William
29 May
Tuesday
Magdalena, Maximilian, Maximin, Theodosia
30 May
Wednesday
Felix, Ferdinand, Joanna, Lorraine, Vera
31 May
Thursday
Angela, Helga, Petra, Petronilla

May Name Days - Male Names

1 May
Tuesday
Jeremy, Joseph
2 May
Wednesday
Athanasius, Boris, Sigmund
3 May
Thursday
Alexander, Jacob, James, Philip
4 May
Friday
Florian, Guido, Sylvain
5 May
Saturday
Angelo, Gotthard, Peregrine
6 May
Sunday
Georgi, Valerian
8 May
Tuesday
Didier, Michael, Stanislaus
9 May
Wednesday
Casper, Christopher, Gregory, Timothy
10 May
Thursday
Anthony, Gordian, Job
11 May
Friday
Ludivine, Mamertus
12 May
Saturday
Achilleus, Nereus
13 May
Sunday
Robert, Roland
14 May
Monday
Christian, Matthias, Victor
15 May
Tuesday
Hallvard, Isidore, Rupert
16 May
Wednesday
Brendan, John, Ronald, Theobald
17 May
Thursday
Ambrose, Bruno, Pascal, Ruben
18 May
Friday
Eric, Felix
19 May
Saturday
Celestin, Ivo
20 May
Sunday
Bernardin
21 May
Monday
Constantine, Herman
22 May
Tuesday
Emile, Hemming, Henning
23 May
Wednesday
Desiderius, Michael
24 May
Thursday
Ivan
25 May
Friday
Bede, Gregory, Urban
26 May
Saturday
Edward, Philip
27 May
Sunday
Augustine, Julius, Lucian, Randolph
28 May
Monday
Germain, Hubert, Roman, William
29 May
Tuesday
Maximin, Maximilian
30 May
Wednesday
Felix, Ferdinand

May Name Days - Female Names

1 May
Tuesday
Bertha, Tamara, Walburga
2 May
Wednesday
Maia, Zoe
3 May
Thursday
Viola
4 May
Friday
Mona, Monica, Rosa, Rosalie
5 May
Saturday
Irene, Penelope
6 May
Sunday
Benedicta, Judith, Prudence
7 May
Monday
Flavia, Giselle, Gisela, Helmi, Silke
8 May
Tuesday
Ida
9 May
Wednesday
Austeja
10 May
Thursday
Aina, Solange
11 May
Friday
Estelle, Stella
12 May
Saturday
Charlotta, Flavia, Domitilla, Lotta
13 May
Sunday
Emma, Imelda, Linn
14 May
Monday
Corona, Gemma
15 May
Tuesday
Sophia, Sophie
16 May
Wednesday
Esther, Sara
18 May
Friday
Alexandra, Rosalia, Rose
19 May
Saturday
Emilia, Emma, Yvonne
20 May
Sunday
Elfrida, Karolina, Lilian, Lilja
21 May
Monday
Ellen, Helena
22 May
Tuesday
Julia, Rita
23 May
Wednesday
Desiree, Leontine, Lydia, Renate
24 May
Thursday
Esther, Iris, Mary, Susanna
25 May
Friday
Magdalena, Miriam
26 May
Saturday
Marianna, Wilhelmina
27 May
Sunday
Carolina
28 May
Monday
Alma
29 May
Tuesday
Magdalena, Theodosia
30 May
Wednesday
Joanna, Lorraine, Vera
31 May
Thursday
Angela, Helga, Petronilla, Petra

Name Day Calendar