What does Maia mean?
Maia [ma-ia] as a girls' 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.
Affiliated girl name: Cybele.Creative forms:
(female) Main, Masia, ..
(male) Mamic, Mamy, .. Middle name pairings:
Maia Ashly (M.A.), ..
How popular is Maia?
Maia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2900 out of 4276, Top 68%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#32703 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Maia was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #509 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is presently at #556. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Mae (#589 from recent data), Maiya (#1537), Maja, May (#1658), Maya (#69), Mayah (#1363), Maye and Mya (#146) are the prominent variation forms of Maia (#556 from recent data). Adoption of these forms of Maia was well-received in the year 2006 (average #1238) and is almost as conventional today (#1102, 21% less usage), but with forms such as May becoming less trendy. Maia and Maya are two of the more trendy baby names here.
Maia▲ is pronounced similarly to Mai, Mea, Meya, Mia▲, Miah▲, Miya▲ and Mo. Other suggested similar names are Afia, Alaia▲, Amaia, Avia, Azia, Camia, Casia, Damia, Daria, Gaia, Galia, Kacia, Kaia▲, Kazia, Lakia, Latia, Macy, Mada, Mady, Maida, Maiga, Mair, Maira, Maisa, Mal, Mali, Malia, Malika, Malita, Malkia, Manya, Mara▲, Mare, Marfa, Maria▼, Mariah, Mariam▲, Marie▼, Marita, Mariza, Marja, Marla▼, Marnia, Marsia, Mart, Marva▼, Mat, Mata, Maud▼, Maura, Maxina, Maxy, Mayra▼, Mela, Melia, Mena, Mila▲, Moana, Moina, Muna, Nadia, Naia, Olia, Talia▲, Tania▼, Toia, Xavia and Zaria. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maia.See names in meaning and etymology.