Maite

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Basque
Meaning: “beloved; loveable.”
(MY-tey)

The name could either be a contracted form of María Teresa or it could come directly from the Basque word meaning, “loveable; beloved.”

As of 2006, it was the 24th most popular female name in Chile and the 65th most popular female name in Mexico, (2010).

The name is borne by Mexican actress and singer, Maite Perroni (b.1983).

Sources

  1. http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maite
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/name/maite-2
  3. http://www.babycenter.com.mx/pregnancy/nombres/nombres_populares_2010/
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