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

May Name Days - Male Names

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

May Name Days - Female Names

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

Name Day Calendar