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Who Is The Most Famous May In The World?

Updated February 24, 2021 439 votes 33 voters 12k views53 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name May.

How many celebrities with the last name May can you think of? The famous Mays below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name May, famous musicians named May, and even athletes named May.

Brian May is certainly one of the most famous May on this list. One of the famous rock stars with the last name May, he is best known as one of the co-founders of Queen. “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “We Will Rock You,” and “Hammer to Fall” are some of the band's biggest hits written by Brian May. Imelda May is another singer with the last name May. 

Another of the famous people with the last name May is Elaine May. She is the writer and actress who once performed comedy with Mike Nichols as the duo Nichols and May. She wrote Heaven Can Wait and Primary Colors.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name May? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the celebrities with the surname May that you have heard of. 

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    Brian May


    BirthplaceHampton, London, London, United Kingdom

    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist. He is the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. His songs include "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your...  more

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    #39 of 100 Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time#260 of 656 The Best Singers Of All Time

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    James May


    BirthplaceBristol, United Kingdom

    James Daniel May (born 16 January 1963) is an English television presenter and journalist. He is best known as a co-presenter of the motoring programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard...  more
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    Elaine May


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Elaine Iva May (née Berlin; born April 21, 1932) is an American comedienne, screenwriter, director and actress. She made her initial impact in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines with...  more
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    Ralphie May


    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

    Ralph Duren May (February 17, 1972 – October 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for his extensive touring and comedy specials on Netflix and other outlets....  more


    #112 of 247 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#84 of 133 The Best Joe Rogan Podcast Guests

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    Imelda May


    BirthplaceThe Liberties, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    Imelda Mary Higham (born Imelda Mary Clabby; 10 July 1974), professionally known as Imelda May, is an Irish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Although known primarily as a singer, she also...  more
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    Mathilda May


    BirthplaceParis, France

    Mathilda May (born Karima Mathilda Haïm; 8 February 1965) is a French film actress....  more
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    Bettina May

    Bettina May is a Canadian born pin-up model, burlesque dancer and photographer currently living in Brooklyn, NY....  more
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    Theresa May


    BirthplaceEastbourne, United Kingdom

    Theresa Mary May (; née Brasier; born 1 October 1956) is a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019. May served...  more
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    Karl May


    BirthplaceHohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany

    Karl Friedrich May ( MY; German: [maɪ]; 25 February 1842 – 30 March 1912) was a German writer best known for his adventure novels set in the American Old West. His main protagonists are Winnetou and...  more
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    Jodhi May


    BirthplaceCamden Town, London, England

    Jodhi Tania May (née Edwards; 8 May 1975) is an English stage, film, and television actress. She remains the youngest recipient of the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, for A World...  more
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    Julian May


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Julian Clare May (July 10, 1931 – October 17, 2017) was an American science fiction, fantasy, horror, science and children's writer who also used several literary pseudonyms. She was best known for...  more
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    Lady May

    Rhonda Natasha Robinson (born March 6, 1974) better known by her stage name Lady May is an American rapper, songwriter and model from Long Island, New York's suburbs. May is African American and...  more
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    Elizabeth May


    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, USA

    Elizabeth Evans May (born June 9, 1954) is an American-born Canadian politician. May is leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich—Gulf Islands. An environmentalist,...  more
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    Mark May


    BirthplaceOneonta, New York, United States of America

    Mark Eric May (born November 2, 1959) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons during the 1980s...  more
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    Jack May


    BirthplaceHenley-on-Thames, England

    Jack Wynne May (23 April 1922 – 19 September 1997) was an English actor. Born in Henley-on-Thames, he was educated at Forest School in Walthamstow and, after war service with the Royal Indian Navy in...  more
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    Monica May


    BirthplaceLakeland, Florida, USA

    Monica May is an American television and film actress, known for her role as Elizabeth 'Z' Delgado on the series Power Rangers S.P.D.....  more
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    Derrick May


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Derrick May (born April 6, 1963), also known as Mayday and Rhythim Is Rhythim, is an electronic musician from Belleville, Michigan, United States. May is credited with pioneering techno music in the...  more
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    Joseph May


    BirthplaceSouthampton, United Kingdom

    Joseph May (born 16 June 1974) is a British-born Canadian actor, voice actor and singer who has appeared in television and film....  more
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    Alexander May


    BirthplaceGörlitz, Germany

    Alexander May was an actor and screenwriter....  more
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    Deven May


    BirthplaceWhittier, California, United States of America

    Deven Shaw May (born April 3, 1971 in Whittier, California) is a Broadway performer, actor and photographer. He is most famous for his portrayal of the half-bat, half-human boy in Laurence O'Keefe's...  more
  • 21

    Bob May


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Bob May (September 4, 1939 – January 18, 2009) was an American actor best remembered for playing The Robot on the television series Lost in Space, which debuted in 1965 and ran until 1968. May...  more
  • 22

    Gisela May


    BirthplaceWetzlar, Germany

    Gisela May (31 May 1924 – 2 December 2016) was a German actress and singer....  more
  • 23

    Edna May


    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States of America

    Edna May Pettie (September 2, 1878 – January 1, 1948), known on stage as Edna May, was an American actress and singer. A popular postcard beauty, May was famous for her leading roles in Edwardian...  more
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    Peter May


    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Peter May (born 20 December 1951) is a Scottish television screenwriter, novelist, and crime writer. He is the recipient of writing awards in Europe and America. The Blackhouse won the U.S. Barry...  more
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    Gina Marie May


    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Gina Marie May is an actress and a former model....  more
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