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Mai

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

Mai Origin and Meaning

The name Mai is a girl's name of French, Japanese, Vietnamese origin meaning "coyote".

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KaiLun Says:

2020-06-28T08:27:56

True but Mai is also a Chinese word. If the description for this name said it means "Beautiful" or that it is pronounced "may," then I would agree that this name is actually spelled Mei but that's not what the description says

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:

2020-06-16T06:41:04

Mei is Chinese and Japanese.

KaiLun Says:

2020-06-16T01:14:31

Did nameberry used to say this name was pronounced like the month "May" or something? Otherwise, which language is this name spelled Mei? jw

KaiLun Says:

2020-06-16T00:58:55

I don't know about other languages but in Chinese pinyin, your pronounciation is correct; it's pronounced like the pronoun "my." I don't think it means coyote in Mandarin though

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:

2020-05-03T05:51:16

My cousin's name is Mai Ngoc (Ngoc being her middle name; we're Vietnamese). The proper pronounciation is "My" but sometimes me and my cousins will call her "May".

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:

2020-05-03T05:36:51

Not in every country.

fromtheocean12 Says:

2018-03-03T03:51:34

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

Scorpio Says:

2017-02-03T02:16:55

This name is actually spelled Mei.

mother_dragons Says:

2015-06-03T00:46:48

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:

2015-03-13T18:35:34

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