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

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.