Maylee Name Meaning & Origin
May And Leigh
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- Comments and insights on the name Maylee
"MAY-lee" is the anglicized way to pronounce the name. The name is taken from the Chinese word for "beautiful", and when pronounced in Chinese the accent is on the latter syllable: "may-LEE".
- Personal experiences with the name Maylee
My name is Maylee. I got it because my grandmother is named lee. and my nanna is named may. so my parents put them together to get my name.
- Nicknames for Maylee
may-may (which is Chinese for "little sister")
- Meanings and history of the name Maylee
The name Maylee takes two forms. The first is from Chinese origin, reflecting the Chinese word for "beautiful". The second is a westernized combination of the names May and Lee. The name first gained popularity in Canada during the creation of the Canadian pacific railway. Due to the influx of British loyalists who moved from the United States after the war of 1812 the British name May was popular. And because so many Asian immigrants were brought over to build the railway the name Lee was also popular and over time some families containing this name mixed and the name Maylee was created to respect both families.
The name Maylee is sometimes used generically to refer to a beautiful girl with dark hair and Asian features, and sometimes more broadly used to refer to any beautiful girl with dark hair. See an example of this in the blog "Always Maylee" http://www.alwaysmaylee.com/p/about.html
- Famous real-life people named Maylee
May Lee, TV broadcaster
Maylee Todd, Musical artist
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