Its source is an English expression meaning "The fifth month."
The name Mayola ranked 3481st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
The month of May was named for Maia, the Roman earth goddess. However, the popularity of the name May before the 20th century probably owed more to its use as a short form of the names Matthew and Mary, which led to its use as a surname.