Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɡaː /ˈɡaɪ.əs/(English)  [key·simplify]

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.

Related Names

VariantCaius(Ancient Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesGaios(Ancient Greek) Gaios(Biblical Greek) Kai, Kaj, Cai, Kay(Danish) Kai, Kay(Dutch) Kai(English) Kai, Kaj(Finnish) Kai, Kay(Frisian) Gaioz(Georgian) Kai, Kay(German) Caio(Italian) Kajus(Lithuanian) Kai, Kaj, Kay(Norwegian) Caio(Portuguese) Kai, Kaj, Cai, Caj, Kay(Swedish)
Place Name DescendantCaiatia(Ancient Roman)

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Entry updated November 20, 2020