May is the fifth month of the year in English. The name comes from Maia, the name of a Roman goddess of spring, derived from Latin maius meaning “great”. It’s also another name for the hawthorn flower.
May is also a surname though it comes from a different source, likely from Old English may meaning “male relative”, “young lad” and “maiden”. It could also have been derived from a pet form of given name Matthew meaning “gift of Yahweh”.
Origin: Latin, Old English