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Mai 1
Type Surname
Usage Chinese
Scripts (Chinese) (Traditional Chinese)
Pronounced Pron. /maɪ̯/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Chinese 麦 (mài) meaning "wheat, barley, oats". It was adopted as a family name by the descendants of Maiqiu, a figure from the Spring and Autumn Period, or Mai Tiezheng, a Sui dynasty military general.
Added 12/18/2015 by lilolaf
Edited 6/26/2021 by HL and lilolaf

Mai 2
not set
Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage German

Meaning & History

Derived from German der Mai meaning "May", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Added 3/15/2022 by namefix

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