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Meaning and name origin

Maia \maia\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Maia is "great; mother". Also (Maori) "brave warrior". Greek mythology: Maia was a beautiful nymph and the mother of Hermes, the messenger god. In Roman tradition, she is an earth goddess of springtime. The month of May was named in her honor. See also Maiya.

Maia has 11 variant forms: Maaja, Maiah, Maj, Maja, May, Maya, Mayah, Moia, Moja, Moya and Mya.

For more information, see also the related girl name Cybele.

Maia is also pronounced similarly to Mae, Mai, Maiyah, Maye, Mea, Mei, Meya, Mia, Miah and Miya. Other suggested similar baby names are Gaia, Kaia, Mada, Maida, Maiga, Mair, Maira, Maisa, Mala, Malia, Mara, Maria, Mata and Naia.


Maia is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2900 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#40006 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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