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Gender: Female Meaning of Mai: "coyote" Origin of Mai: Japanese

The name Mai is a girl's name of French, Japanese, Vietnamese origin meaning "coyote". Mai and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "If You Had a Baby Tomorrow...".

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Cross-cultural winner.

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Famous People Named Mai

Mai Therese Shanley, Miss USA 1984
Mai Mihara, Japanese figure skater
Mai Elisabeth Zetterling, Swedish actress
Mai Hagiwara, Japanese pop singer of Cute
Mai Kuraki, Japanese pop singer
Mai Charoenpura, Thai pop singer
Mai Kadowaki, Japanese actress
Mai Kudo, Japanese pop singer
Mai Matsumuro, Japanese pop singer of Dream
Mai Yamane, Japanese blues singer
Mai Neng Moua, Hmong-American writer
Mai Toda, Japanese painter
Davika "Mai" Hoorne, Thai actress and model
Mai Ozeki, Japanese pop singer and member of Country Girls

Pop Culture References for the name Mai

Mai, character on the "Avatar: The Last Airbender" TV series
Mai Valentine, character in Yu-Gi-Oh!
Mai Silk, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Mai Waifu, character from the video game "Yandere Simulator"
Mai, French, Welsh and German for the month of May


fromtheocean12 Says:


In my mind, this is pronounced like "my", not "may". It is still very pretty!

Scorpio Says:


This name is actually spelled Mei.

mother_dragons Says:


This is my nn (my full name is Maite), but I never knew it was a name on its own. It's funny though, because coyotes are one of my favourite animals

missyjane Says:


This is also the month of May in German. Pretty!