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There is another form of this name, Thaiz, also Greek meaning love.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2005
The meaning of the name is very unusual and interesting, and because, unlike more feminine names, it does not end in a vowel or commonplace consonant, it stands out and is interesting.
-- Anonymous User  7/21/2005
Also the title character of an opera by the (now obscure) French composer Jules Massenet.
-- Pierrot  9/27/2005
There is also a saint named Thaïs, who was a courtesan that converted to Christianity. It is about this Thais that Massenet's opera is written.
-- Valis  9/5/2008
Jules Massenet the composer of 'Thais' is certainly not an obscure composer, his works are still performed in all the opera houses of the world. There is a memorial to him in front of the opera house/casino at Monte Carlo.
-- Anonymous User  3/13/2010
Another website I've seen says Thais means "the bond".
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2006
Thaisa is actually the name, very similar of course to Thais, given to the wife of Pericles in Shakespeare's great (but largely forgotten) early tragedy of "Pericles, Prince of Tyre".
-- lauraschwenn  2/19/2007
My friend is named this and pronounces it Tie-ees.
-- YMPvt  2/27/2007
Thaïs is a lovely opera by Massenet. My niece has a friend with the name, who pronounces it Tay-is.
-- Anonymous User  10/22/2007
I'm really curious about this name. I can't seem to get it out of my mind. It's beautiful but not zealous. It doesn't give the same impression as common girl names. Thais seems to stand alone in it's own essence. I pronounce it as TAY-us but not so sure if it's correct. I imagine a young lady with this name as being artistic, quiet but not shy, fun-loving, strong and mysterious. She's the kind of girl that's beautiful but is completely unaware of it.
-- Cyneburga  8/22/2008
This would actually be pronounced "tah-EES" by Massenet's French pronunciation. Personally, I think that "tah-EES" is the prettiest pronunciation.
-- gaelruadh19  1/30/2009
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Taís Araújo (born on November 25, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress. Taís Araújo was the first black Brazilian actress to be a protagonist of a Brazilian telenovela, Xica da Silva (1996), in Rede Manchete. She was also a protagonist on another telenovela, Da Cor do Pecado (2004) in Rede Globo channel.
Telenovela=Soap Opera.
-- Anonymous User  4/18/2009
Is actually my daughter's name, very happy to have selected it, I also read that it means "The Bond", but the reason I picked the name was because of St Thais of Roman Alexandria, yes yes she was a courtesan, but eventually became a saint. Anyways, they said she was so beautiful that after her in Ancient Greek every time a new baby girl was born and was pretty people would say the baby was a "Thais", meaning how beautiful she was. So well my daughter is beautiful and so is every mothers baby. :)
-- mamiof2  4/18/2009
Thais is my own name :)

And like gaelruadh19 said, the pronunciation is "tah-EES". In Portuguese (I'm Brazilian), "Thaís", with an accent in the "i" to demonstrate the tonic in the "is".
-- Thais  1/20/2010
I like this name. It's very pretty, though the meaning is kind of strange.
-- bananarama  3/9/2010
I don't know how to pronounce Thais but I'm for unique and uncommon names (I pronounce it Thay-Iss) (The "Th" isn't like the "th" in "the" or "they"). This is one of my favorite meanings. Most people think of the actual bandage but a bandage ensure that you don't get hurt more than you already are and protects you.
-- Milena Scialfa  6/7/2010
I would pronounce it TY-iss. And that's my favorite pronunciation. Tah-EES is a little awkward to say in English, it's a little choppy.
-- krisscouture  5/10/2011
Pronounced like the word thighs.
-- Sophia0172  12/21/2011
The French form is Thaïs. It has been quite popular in the last few years.
-- overtheclouds  10/30/2012
Thais is very common in Brazil as well. We spell it Thaís - with an accent. Taís is the traditional Portuguese spelling, which is used too.
-- Buneary  1/2/2013

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