Male name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Male

User Submitted Origins

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Male
Evil; wicked; bad.

Etymology: L. malus. See Malice

noun Male
Same as Mail, a bag.
adjective Male
  1. Of or pertaining to the sex that begets or procreates young, or (in a wider sense) to the sex that produces spermatozoa, by which the ova are fertilized; not female; as, male organs.
  2. [Bot] Capable of producing fertilization, but not of bearing fruit; -- said of stamens and antheridia, and of the plants, or parts of plants, which bear them.
  3. Suitable to the male sex; characteristic or suggestive of a male; masculine; as, male courage.
  4. Consisting of males; as, a male choir.
  5. [Mech] Adapted for entering another corresponding piece (the female piece) which is hollow and which it fits; as, a male gauge, for gauging the size or shape of a hole; a male screw, etc.

Etymology: F. mâle, OF. masle mascle, fr. L. masculus male, masculine, dim. of mas a male; possibly akin to E. man. Cf. Masculine Marry (v. t.)

noun Male
  1. An animal of the male sex.
  2. [Bot] A plant bearing only staminate flowers.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  2. The capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
  3. A person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
  4. Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation ("a male infant" and "a male holly tree")
  5. For or pertaining to or composed of men or boys ("the male lead" and "the male population")
  6. Characteristic of a man ("a deep male voice")

From Middle English male, a borrowing from Old French masle, malle (Modern French mâle), from Latin masculus (“masculine, a male”), diminutive of mās (“male, masculine”).

  1. One of the male (masculine) sex or gender.
    1. A human member of the masculine sex or gender.
    2. An animal of the sex that has testes.
    3. A plant of the masculine sex.

male was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, German, Italian, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, and Norwegian Nynorsk

Notable Persons Named Male

Notable Persons Named Male

Male Sa'u

Male was born on October 13th, 1987 in New Zealand.

Male Rao Holkar

He holds the title Maharaja '' and Maharaja (Ruler ofIndore)''. His most notable accomplishments were from 1766 to 1767.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Male

Notable Persons With the Last Name Male

Pale Male

Pale was born in 1990.

Kitty van Male

Kitty was born on June 5th, 1988 in Amstelveen.

George Male

George Male was a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C. and England national football team. George was born on May 8th, 1910 in West Ham. He passed away on February 19th, 1998.

Moses Solomon Male

Moses was born on August 17th, 1962.

Adri Van Male

Adri was born on October 7th, 1910. He died on October 11th, 1990.

Tim Male

Tim was born on September 7th, 1979 in Yeovil.

  • Inoke Male
  • Job Male
    Union Ferry Company

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Male U.S.
  White 78.68% 64.26%
  African American 6.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Male

People with the last name Male are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Male

  • What name lists does Male rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Male? Male is the 8,281st most popular name of all time. As a last name Male was the 16,265th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Male have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,529 babies born with the first name Male in the United States. That's more than enough people named Male to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Male? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Male first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Male is Sunday, September 21st, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Male born? The highest recorded use of the first name Male was in 1991 with a total of 223 babies.
  • Random Male Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Male ranks 37th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 59 babies in New Mexico have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Male: The name spelled backwards is Elam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Laem. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Male? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,773 people with the last name Male.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Male? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Male as their last name since less than 1 person in 167k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Male name meaning

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