• 306 Gaius


First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Gaius

"Gaius" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Person of Earth". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)

For *Gāvius, from Proto-Indo-European *geh₂u- (“to rejoice”). Cognate with gaudeō, gaudium.

  1. A masculine praenomen.
  2. Any man named “Gaius”, a Gaius
    Qui totus servatus est in et Quintorum laterculis.‎source
    Which was kept in its entirety on the registers and Quintuses.

Notable Persons Named Gaius

Gaius Julius Caesar is a Dictator of the Roman Republic, Consul of the Roman Republic, Dictatorof theRoman Republic, and Consulof theRoman Republic. Gaius was born in Rome.


Gaius Marius is a Consul of the Roman Republic. He was most active from 1986 to present. Gaius was born in Arpino.


Suetonius is a biography secretary and historian. Suetonius was given the name Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus in Hippo Regius.


Gaius Charles is an actor. He was most active from 2006 to present. Gaius was born on May 2nd, 1983 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.


Gaius Baltar is a computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence, science advisor to laura roslin, caprica delegate to the quorum of twelve, vice president of the twelve colonies of kobol, president of the twelve colonies of kobol, cult leader, marine on board .


Gaius Claudius Glaber is a leading somebody.


Fun Facts about the name Gaius

  • How Popular is the name Gaius? Gaius is the 21,180th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Gaius have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 306 babies born with the first name Gaius in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gaius to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gaius? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Gaius first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gaius is Tuesday, November 6th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Gaius born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gaius was in 2014 with a total of 42 babies.
  • Random Gaius Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gaius is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Gaius: Your name in reverse order is Suiag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iugas. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.