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In Portugal, there is a city called "Vila Nove de Gaia" (New Village of Gaia), which people usually call Gaia for short.
angelsariel  4/28/2006
Actress Emma Thompson has a daughter named Gaia.
Pheadirean  5/29/2006
On the show "Captain Planet," it was Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, who recruited the Planeteers and gave them their powers.
Phoenix Flower  9/1/2006
I think this is a lovely name, definitely one of my favorites.
nelirosala  10/5/2006
Gaia Moore is the main character in the book series "Fearless".
ayn_shula  1/4/2007
It sounds nice and isn't overused! I would consider it for a middle name.
scarletquillraven  6/2/2007
Also an unusual feminine name in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/2/2007
Usually spelled Gaja in Slovenia.
earthnut  7/3/2007
There is a website called, usually shortened to Gaia. It has been described as the MySpace for anime nerds.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2008
I've always heard it pronounced as GUY-uh.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2008
In Italy Gaia is a fashionable name. It ranks 14th of the most popular names in Italy in 2004 and in 2006.
presentperfect  12/20/2008
The Italian pronunciation is GAH-yah. [noted -ed]
presentperfect  12/20/2008
Gaia is the name of a character in Ayn Rand's Anthem.
KierstenDani  1/6/2009
“Our world is in peril! Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, can no longer send the destruction plaguing our planet.”
I will never, ever shake the association.
Wilted  6/14/2009
Also an unusual feminine name in Czechia and Slovakia.
Meg_Simpson  9/10/2011
The Gaia that is used in Italy probably comes from the Latin Gaius (Gaio in Italian), rather than the Greek mythological Gaia. In Italian the Greek Gaia is known as Gea (from the Latinised form Gaea).
overtheclouds  11/2/2012
I disagree. I think that the name Gaia in our country, Italy, is referred to the literal sense of the name. In fact, Gaia means "happy person, person with a joyful temper".
Eretria  12/11/2012
I stand corrected. As you say, Gaia means "happy" in Italian and that is the main reason behind the name's use in Italy.
But it is also a Latin name. It was used as part of the Roman wedding ceremony: "Ubi tu Gaius, ego Gaia" (as you are Gaius, I am Gaia).
overtheclouds  12/22/2012
Gaia Bawden is a character in JK Rowling's new novel, The Casual Vacancy. She is sixteen years old.
clouds  1/13/2013
GAIA is a Greek name coming from the Greek mythology and is a collateral form of "γη" ("ΓΗ" in capital letters).
In Greek both: "Γαια" and "Γη" mean: Earth.
The pronunciation of "Γαια" in Greek is: Yea.
From Γαια-Γη derive the words and names: George, Geography, Geology etc.
The Greek letter "η" (eta) in Greek pronunciation is "i" (as the word: is) and in Latin is "e".
georgev1112  2/15/2013
The name Gaia was given to 74 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Gaia Stone is the protagonist of the Birthmarked trilogy of books by the author Caragh M. O'Brien. She is a young midwife who rebels against the government Enclave in a dystopian future.
MamaPixie  12/20/2013
The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. Topics of interest include how the biosphere and the evolution of life forms affect the stability of global temperature, ocean salinity, oxygen in the atmosphere and other environmental variables that affect the habitability of Earth.

The hypothesis was formulated by the scientist James Lovelock and co-developed by the microbiologist Lynn Margulis in the 1970s.
MamaPixie  12/20/2013
My daughter's name is Galilea but we call her Gaia for short. Both names are other worldly.
novalove  3/11/2014
The character Chip from the Sonic the Hedgehog series is also known as Light Gaia.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2014
Gaia Cauchi is a Maltese child singer and the winner of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Archeops  11/3/2014
Gaia is one of the few short names I like. Beautiful, exotic, unique, easy to write, cool symbolism.
flaviacardozodejesus  2/25/2017
Gaia is pretty. But people may hear gay from it... which might lead to teasing.
XironDarkstar  11/22/2017
In a book I'm currently writing, "The Snow Princess", Gaia is the given name to the feminine element of Earth.
TNTChan  12/2/2017

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