Gender Feminine
Scripts Θαΐς(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Possibly means "bandage" in Greek. This was the name of a companion of Alexander the Great. It was also borne by a 4th-century saint from Alexandria, a wealthy socialite who became a Christian convert, though in her case the name may have had a distinct Coptic origin. She has been a popular subject of art and literature, including an 1891 novel by Anatole France and an 1894 opera by Jules Massenet.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesTaide(Italian) Thaís, Taís(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Taisia, Taisiya, Taisa(Russian) Tajda(Slovene) Thais(Spanish) Taisia, Taisiya, Taisa(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingThaís, Thais


Name Days

France: October 8


Entry updated May 29, 2020