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Maia 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 name Cybele.

Baby names that sound like Maia are Mai and Mia.

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Popularity of Maia

Maia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2900 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#40006 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Maia compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Maia only.

Popularity of name Maia
Popularity of Maia