Given Name GAIUS

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: GA-ee-oos (Classical Latin), GIE-əs (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Roman praenomen, or given name, of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from Latin gaudere "to rejoice", though it may be of unknown Etruscan origin. This was a very common Roman praenomen, 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.
VARIANT: Caius (Ancient Roman)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: 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), Caio (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Kai, Cai, Caj, Kaj, Kay (Swedish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017