Maia is a ♀ girl’s name.
Maia is a name of the Roman and Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, Maia is the eldest of the seven Pleiades, the daughter of Pleione and Atlas and the mother of Hermes by Zeus. In Roman mythology, Maia was the mother of Mercury, who is equated with Hermes. Besides, Maia is a popular Maori name and a diminutive of the biblical name Maria.
Maia is a Roman “goddess of springtime, warmth, and increase” and according to the Latin word “maius”, Maia means “greater” or “larger”. In Greek Maia means “midwife”, “foster mother” and “mother” (from ancient Greek “maîa/μαῖᾰ “). With the Maori Maia means “brave” or “confident”. Derived from Maria, Maia means “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”, “rebelliousness”, “exalted one”, “beloved” and “wished for child”.
The name Maia is ranked #350 overall.
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