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pinWhat 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.


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

Affiliated girl name: Cybele.

Maia has 10 more different relations via Maiya, May: Mae, Maelee, Maelynn, Maiyah, Mala, Mayana, Maye, Mayleen, Maylene and Mei.

Kreatif forms: Maiia, Miia. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Maia for girls. Maia was first listed in 1996 and reached its top rank of #509 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is presently at #626. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maia name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maia outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Maia and associated names. Mae (#682 2 years ago), Maiya, Maja, May, Maya (#74), Maye and Mya (#141) are the prominent variation forms of Maia (#626 2 years ago). Adoption of these forms of Maia was well-received in the year 2013 (average #688) and has remained as conventional to this day (#690, 0.6% less), but with the forms Mae, May and Maye becoming less trendy. Maya has generally been preferred by parents, while Mya has become popular as well. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maia, Mae, Maiya, May, Maya in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maye, Mya in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maja, Maya, Mya outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Maia is pronounced similarly to Mai, Mea, Meya, Mia, Miah and Miya. Other suggested similar baby names are Gaia, Kaia, Mada, Maida, Maiga, Mair, Maira, Maisa, Malia, Mara, Maria, Mata and Naia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Maia.