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Popularity
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Maia

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Great
  • #2254 All Time
Girls
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How popular is the name "Maia" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 6 6 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 5 5 0
1955 5 5 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 5 5 0
1958 9 9 0
1959 15 15 0
1960 12 12 0
1961 12 12 0
1962 29 29 0
1963 22 22 0
1964 16 16 0
1965 18 18 0
1966 34 34 0
1967 19 19 0
1968 22 22 0
1969 33 33 0
1970 52 52 0
1971 54 54 0
1972 48 48 0
1973 65 65 0
1974 54 54 0
1975 73 73 0
1976 52 52 0
1977 84 84 0
1978 75 75 0
1979 110 110 0
1980 116 116 0
1981 59 59 0
1982 61 61 0
1983 53 53 0
1984 51 51 0
1985 84 84 0
1986 70 70 0
1987 75 75 0
1988 76 76 0
1989 83 83 0
1990 77 77 0
1991 95 95 0
1992 117 117 0
1993 129 129 0
1994 134 134 0
1995 178 178 0
1996 245 245 0
1997 327 327 0
1998 466 466 0
1999 420 420 0
2000 475 475 0
2001 417 417 0
2002 512 512 0
2003 494 494 0
2004 510 510 0
2005 558 558 0
2006 597 597 0
2007 492 492 0
2008 485 485 0
2009 508 508 0
2010 474 474 0
2011 412 412 0
2012 385 385 0
2013 437 437 0
2014 454 454 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Maia? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,068 babies born with the name Maia in the United States. That's more than enough Maias to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Maia" was in 2006 with a total of 597 babies.

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Maia" ranks #101 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 10 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 512 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Maia popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Maia in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Maia" mean? The list below shows the origins of Maia as well as things modernly associated with the name Maia such as celebrities named Maia.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Maia

The name "Maia" is of Latin origin, and it means "Great". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Maia Morgenstern

Maia Morgenstern is an actress. Maia was born in 1962 as Maia Morgenstern in Romania.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Your name in reverse order is "Aiam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Amia". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Maia born Aug 12, 1927

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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