Gender Feminine
Scripts Μαῖα(Ancient Greek) მაია(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. MIE-A(Classical Greek)
MAY-ə(English)
MIE-ə(English)
MAH-EE-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, a group of 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
User SubmissionsMāia, Maia

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Name Days

Norway: May 7

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Entry updated April 5, 2022