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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΘαις Ancient Greek

Meaning & History

Possibly means "bandage" in Greek. This was the name of a companion of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Alexandria, a wealthy socialite who became a Christian convert. She has been a popular subject of art and literature, including an 1891 novel by Anatole France and an 1894 opera by Jules Massenet.
VariantThais
Other Languages & CulturesTaide Italian Thaís, Taís Portuguese (Brazilian)
Same SpellingThaís, Thais
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute