Maia

♀ Name Maia – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Maia

Maia is a ♀ female name.

Origin of 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.

Meaning of Maia

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

Alternate spelling of Maia

Maja Maya Maïa

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Name Statistic: Maia is ranked #236 overall ↓ -8

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Name Maia

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