Maize name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Maize mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Maize

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Maize is of Native American origin and means "Corn Maiden".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Maize
A large species of American grass of the genus Zea Zea Mays), widely cultivated as a forage and food plant; Indian corn, commonly called corn. Also, its seed, growing on cobs, and used as food for men and animals.

Etymology: Sp. maiz. fr. mahiz or mahis, is the language of the Island of Haiti

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A strong yellow color
  2. Tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

Borrowed from Spanish maíz, from Taíno *mahis, *mahisi, from Proto-Arawak *marikɨ. Cognate with Arawak marisi, Wayuu maiki.

  1. Corn; a type of grain of the species Zea mays.

maize was also found in the following language(s): Latvian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Maize

Notable Persons With the Last Name Maize

Michael Maize

His ongoing career started in 1997. Michael was given the name Michael Meyer on December 1st, 1974 in Milwaukee.

Kellee Maize

Kellee Maize is a hip hop music, dubstep, baltimore club, and reggaeton rapping, songwriter, and entrepreneurship. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Kellee was born Kellee Maize on January 18th, 1980 in New Berlin, Pennsylvania.

Bob Maize

Bob was born on January 15th, 1945. He breathed his last breath on November 20th, 2004.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Maize U.S.
  White 66.49% 64.26%
  African American 20.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.85% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 6.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Maize

People with the last name Maize are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Maize

  • How Popular is the name Maize? Maize is the 34,971st most popular name of all time. As a last name Maize was the 20,529th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Maize have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 120 babies born with the first name Maize in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maize to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maize? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2002 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Maize first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maize is Wednesday, October 11th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Maize born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maize was in 2018 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Maize: The name spelled backwards is Eziam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Izema. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Maize? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,292 people with the last name Maize.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maize? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Maize as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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