Gender Feminine
Scripts Θαΐς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. TA-EES(French)  [key·IPA]

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

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


People think this name is

classic   youthful   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

France: October 8


Entry updated June 9, 2023