Maple is a nature name that has an old-fashioned “grandma name” feel, but it also sounds fresh and current at the same time. While it saw a bit of popularity at the start of the 20th century, it hasn't been a top name for girls in the United States since 1902. However, over the last decade or two, a few celebrities have chosen the name for their daughters. Combine that with an increasing interest in nature names, and Maple is a monkiker that we may see much more of in the future.
Meaning of the Name Maple
The baby name Maple is derived from the maple tree. Maple is another name for the Acer genus of trees, and there are about 132 species of them. Maple trees typically symbolize balance, beauty, strength and endurance, so new parents may find symbolism here.
Nicknames for Maple
The baby name Maple evokes images of someone who is sassy but kind. For such a natural and calming name, it should be paired with a fun and crafty nickname. We've created a list full of possible options to help get you inspired, but feel free to come up with a nickname that's unique to their individual personality.
Maple Name Details
Style: Nature Name, Traditional
Gender: Maple is traditionally considered to be a girls name.
Maple Name Popularity
According to the Social Security Administration, Maple spent one year on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls: 1902. It ranked at number 957 that year.
Related Names for Maple
Great Middle Names for Maple and Their Meanings
- Penelope (weaver, faithful wife)
- Eliza (promised to God)
- Olivia (olive tree)
- Harper (harp player)
- Grace (God's grace)
- Claire (bright and clear)
- Juliet (youthful)
- Alexandra (protector of men)
- Delilah (delicate)
- Frances (French person, free man)
Maple in Popular Culture
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