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

May Name Days - Male Names

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

May Name Days - Female Names

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

Name Day Calendar