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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
My name is Thais and I love it. The name is pronounced TAI-EESE. The H is silent! I am proud there is a beautiful Opera by Massenet centered around Thais... a woman who was a courtesan and went on to became a saint! From that Opera, one of the most beautiful songs I ever heard is "Meditation from Thais" if you haven't heard it, you should. I saw many different meanings for the name, like the bond, love, beloved, and my favorite beloved helper of God... people mispronounce the name often, especially in the US but in Brazil or Europe where the name is more popular, it's fine. I'm glad my parents game me this name most of all because it's different and dramatic, and it's fitting with my personality :)
-- thata82  7/4/2014
When I first heard of it, I had thought that it was pronounced Tace, as in rhyming with "Ace" and I think I prefer it than Tah-ees, which is difficult to say in English, though I do like Tay-iss as an alternative or Tai-eese as thata82 said just above.
-- Crimson Firelily  11/11/2014
My name is Thais and my family pronounces it differently than everyone else on here... we say Th (the TH sound you make when you say think) then ay-is; Th-ay-is.
-- Anonymous User  4/23/2015
Thaís was a gorgeous, ingenuous, witty young woman who was romantically involved with Alexander The Great. When she was born she was so beautiful that in ancient Greek culture, they began to refer to all beautiful women as "a Thaís".
Years later, the famous opera Thais was written. There's one particular piece in that opera that became very well known. It's called "Meditation by Thais". It's probably the most beautiful piece ever written.
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2015
I have two girls: Thais (5 years old) and Maya (4 years old). I love both names but I have to say Thais takes all the compliments. People love it! We do pronounce it with the accent mark on the "i".
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2015
If you haven't heard Thais, check out this piece played by Perlman. It's a fascinating love piece. My next baby will be Thais- no doubt ;)
-- valentina24  4/30/2015
This is my name, and not many people have it and I find that really sad! It's a beautiful name.
-- dzhokhar  5/31/2015
Hey guys, my name is Thais and I want to share with you what I know about this name. I am from Brazil and I don't know why but this name is very popular in my country. I am living in the UK right now and I can see how difficult is for people here to pronounce my name correctly. Thais is pronounced Ta (the 'a' sounds like in the word 'dark') and the second syllable sounds like 'ees', so it sounds more or less like Ta-ees (the second syllable is the stressed one). My parents always told me that my name means "the one who is contemplated with admiration" or "who is contemplated by its beauty" and all the sources I've searched in Portuguese say the same (websites, books...). Here is the explanation from one of the websites in Portuguese which I've translated to English:
"The name Thais comes from the ancient Greek, meaning "contemplated with awe " or " contemplated by its beauty." The Greek name Thais was translated into Latin in the form of Vita Thaisis. The name became popular through the French variant Taïs, from the novel with the same name by the French writer Anatole France, based on the life of a beautiful courtesan who lived in Egypt. The figure of the beautiful courtesan Egyptian turned into Santa Taís (or Santa Thais) , after she’s converted to Christianity because of her faith in the words of Jesus Christ." source from
-- thaisisaia  11/7/2015
Dear website moderators,

Kindly please adjust the background color of the above comment to pale Wedgwood blue. It should be the same color as my post is now. Correct color code for posts about the meaning & history of the name is this color.

That previous post by a Brazilian lady named Thais contains very useful information about alternative meanings of the name Thais, and also contains one possible historical origin of the name Thais (in this case, Saint Thais of Egypt)
-- KjFam  11/13/2015

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