Given Name THAÏS

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Θαις (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.
VARIANT: Thais
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Taide (Italian), Thaís, Taís (Portuguese (Brazilian))
SAME SPELLING: Thaís, Thais
  France
2015