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What does Gaia mean?

Gaia Pronunciation of Gaia 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


VARIANTS Gaea, Gaiana, Gaiea, Gala



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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)

Gaia was first listed in 2018 and reached its top position of #1748 in the U.S. then. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gaia name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent alternative form of Gaia (#1748 IN RECENT RANKINGS) is Gala. These forms of Gaia were popular as baby names in 2018 (AVERAGE #1874).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gaia, 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 sound-alike 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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