Gender Feminine
Scripts Μαῖα(Ancient Greek) მაია(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. MIE-A(Classical Greek)
MAY-ə(English)
MIE-ə(English)
MIE-AH(Georgian)
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Meaning & History

From Greek μαῖα (maia) meaning "good mother, dame, foster mother", perhaps in origin a nursery form of μήτηρ (meter). In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son by Zeus was Hermes.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMaja(Croatian) Maja, Maj(Danish) Maya, Mya(English) Maïa(French) Maja(German) Maja, Maj(Norwegian) Maja(Polish) Maja(Serbian) Maja(Slovene) Maja, Maj(Swedish)
Same SpellingMaïa, Maia (2), Maia (3)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020