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What does Gaia mean?

Gaia Pronunciation of Gaia [ga-ia] as a girls' name is pronounced GAY-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Gaia is "the earth". Mythology: the goddess of the earth, wife of Uranus and mother of the Titans. Saint Gaiana (fourth century) is an Armenian saint.

Associated with: greek, earth, mythology, goddess, saint.


Gaia has 4 variants: Gaea, Gaiana, Gaiea and Gala.

Creative forms:
(female) Gava, Geia, ..

(male) Gamai, Ganar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gaia Arleth (G.A.), ..

How popular is Gaia?

Gaia is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#70052 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only prominent alternative form of Gaia (not in Top 2000) is Gala. This form of Gaia was popular as a baby name in the 1960s (#1814). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gala in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gaia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gaia is pronounced similarly to Gae, Gai, Gaill, Gay and Gaye. Other recommended names are Adia, Alaia, Alia, Asia, Basia, Cacia, Casia, Catia, Dacia, Damia, Datia, Davia, Elia, Evia, Fabia, Fadia, Gabi, Gada, Gael, Gahl, Gail, Gaila, Gaile, Gal, Galia, Galila, Galla, Gallia, Gana, Ganah, Garda, Gavina, Gena, Genia, Gia, Giana, Gig, Gina, Gioia, Gita, Hadia, Hania, Jamia, Jania, Joia, Kacia, Kaia, Katia, Kia, Maia, Malia, Maria, Mia, Nadia, Naia, Nakia, Nania, Pazia, Rania, Razia, Rhia, Sadia, Samia, Tacia, Tania, Tasia, Tia, Toia, Zaria and Zia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gaia.

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