Name Maia Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Maia

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Maia is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Maia?

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.

What does the name Maia mean?

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”.

Pronunciation of Maia

Variants of the name Maia

Maja Maya Maïa

Popularity of the name Maia

The name Maia is ranked #281 overall.

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