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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gaia

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  • According to a user from Netherlands, the name Gaia is of Greek origin and means "Goddess of the earth, she gave birth to earth, the name 'Gaia' is also older then the name Eva.".
  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Gaia is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of the earth".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gaia
Goddess of the earth; same as Gaea.

Etymology: Gr. gai^a earth

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology
  1. (ecology) The ecosystem of the Earth regarded as a self-regulating organism.
  2. Alternative form of Gaea

Gaia was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Gaia

Gaia was born on August 30th, 1991 in Paris.


Gaia Vince is a journalist, radio personality, author, and broadcaster.


Gaia is a comics character.


Gaia Cauchi is a pop music and contemporary r&b musician. Her ongoing career started in 2004. Gaia was born Gaia Cauchi on November 19th, 2002 in Mġarr.


Gaia Bermani Amaral is an actress. Gaia was born on September 16th, 1980 in São Paulo.


Gaia was born on April 1st, 1992 in Florence, Italy.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Gaia

Gaia is a comics character.


Santos Gaia is a soccer player for the Exeter City F.C., Stevenage F.C., Grays Athletic F.C., Halifax Town A.F.C., Weymouth F.C., Crawley Town F.C., Truro City F.C., and Brazil national football team. Santos was born on September 8th, 1978 in São Mateus, Espírito Santo.


Michele was born on August 27th, 1985 in Brescia.


How popular is the baby name Gaia in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1980 6 6 0
1981 7 7 0
1983 8 8 0
1988 6 6 0
1989 5 5 0
1990 7 7 0
1991 7 7 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 14 14 0
1994 6 6 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 14 14 0
1997 13 13 0
1998 20 20 0
1999 19 19 0
2000 13 13 0
2001 27 27 0
2002 18 18 0
2003 32 32 0
2004 26 26 0
2005 34 34 0
2006 30 30 0
2007 47 47 0
2008 42 42 0
2009 47 47 0
2010 44 44 0
2011 54 54 0
2012 75 75 0
2013 57 57 0
2014 71 71 0
2015 92 92 0
2016 98 98 0
2017 90 90 0

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Popularity of Gaia as a first name

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Popularity of Gaia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gaia U.S.
  White 89.42% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gaia

People with the last name Gaia are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gaia

  • How Popular is the name Gaia? Gaia is the 10,268th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gaia was the 67,318th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gaia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,045 babies born with the first name Gaia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gaia to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gaia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gaia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gaia is Monday, June 19th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Gaia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gaia was in 2016 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Gaia Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gaia is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Gaia: Your name in reverse order is Aiag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aiag. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gaia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 293 people with the last name Gaia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gaia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Gaia as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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