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Given Name GAIUS
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GIE-uws (Ancient Roman), GIE-əs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Roman praenomen, or given name, which is of Etruscan origin, meaning unknown. This was a common Roman name, the most famous bearers being Gaius Julius Caesar, the great leader of the Roman Republic, and his adopted son Gaius Octavius (later known as Augustus), the first Roman emperor. This name also appears in the New Testament belonging to a bishop of Ephesus who is regarded as a saint.
Related Names
VARIANT: Caius (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Gaios (Ancient Greek), Gaios (Biblical Greek), Kai, Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay (Danish), Kai (Dutch), Kai (Finnish), Kai, Kay (Frisian), Gaioz (Georgian), Kai, Kay (German), Kajus (Lithuanian), Kai, Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay (Norwegian), Kai, Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay (Swedish)