Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MIE-ya(Latin)
MAY-ə(English)
MIE-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Probably from Latin maior meaning "greater". This was the name of a Roman goddess of spring, a companion (sometimes wife) of Vulcan. She was later conflated with the Greek goddess Maia. The month of May is named for her.

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Entry updated November 20, 2020