Maia

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Maia mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Maia

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Ma"i*a
A genus of spider crabs, including the common European species (Maia squinado).A beautiful American bombycid moth (Eucronia maia).

Etymology: From L. Maia, a goddess

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  1. Type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
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From Ancient Greek Μαῖα (Maîa).

  1. (Greek mythology) Daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes.
  2. (Roman mythology) The goddess of growth after whom the month May (Latin maius) was named.
  3. A female given name of recent usage.
  4. (astronomy) A star in the constellation Taurus. It is the fourth brightest star in the Pleiades cluster.
  5. (astronomy) Short for 66 Maja, a main belt asteroid.

    Maia was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Estonian, Faroese, Latin, and Portuguese

    Notable Persons Named Maia

    Maia Mitchell is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Maia was born on August 18th, 1993 in Lismore, New South Wales.

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    Maia was born on July 20th, 1994 in New York City.

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    Maia Morgenstern is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Maia was given the name Maia Emilia Ninel Morgenstern on May 1st, 1962 in Bucharest.

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    Maia Sandu is a Ministry of Education (Moldova). Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to 2015. Maia was born on May 24th, 1972 in Risipeni.

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    Maia Brewton is an actress, attorney, and actor. She was most active from 1984 to 1993. Maia was given the name Maia Luisa Brewton on September 30th, 1977 in Los Angeles.

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    Maia Campbell is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Maia was given the name Maia Chinassa Campbell on November 26th, 1976 in Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Maia

    Demian was born on November 6th, 1977 in São Paulo.

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    Arthur Maia is a soccer player for the Esporte Clube Vitória, Joinville Esporte Clube, América Futebol Clube (RN), Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, and Kawasaki Frontale. Arthur was born on October 13th, 1992 in Maceió, Brazil.

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    Thiago Maia is a soccer player for the Santos FC, Associação Desportiva São Caetano, Brazil national under-17 football team, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Thiago was born on March 13th, 1997 in Boa Vista, Brazil. Thiago is also known as Thiago Maia.

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    Bruna Marquezine is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Bruna was given the name Bruna Reis Maia on August 4th, 1995 in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro.

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    Tim Maia was an mpb, soul, funk, disco, bossa nova, rock, jazz, música popular brasileira, and soul music musician. He was most prominent from 1956 to 1998. Tim was given the name Sebastião Rodrigues Maia on September 28th, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Tim is also known as Tião and Síndico. He breathed his last breath on March 15th, 1998.

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    Jennifer was born on October 6th, 1988 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

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    How popular is the baby 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 33 33 0
    1967 20 20 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 511 511 0
    2005 558 558 0
    2006 597 597 0
    2007 492 492 0
    2008 485 485 0
    2009 510 510 0
    2010 475 475 0
    2011 412 412 0
    2012 386 386 0
    2013 438 438 0
    2014 455 455 0
    2015 561 561 0
    2016 543 543 0
    2017 636 636 0

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    Popularity of Maia as a first name

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    Popularity of Maia as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Maia U.S.
      White 76.03% 64.26%
      African American 9.53% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.85% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 9.14% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Maia

    People with the last name Maia are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Maia

    • What name lists does Maia rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Maia? Maia is the 2,182nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Maia was the 24,554th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Maia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,815 babies born with the first name Maia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Maia to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Maia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Maia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Maia is Tuesday, November 9th, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Maia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Maia was in 2017 with a total of 636 babies.
    • Random Maia Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Maia ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 12 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2010.
    • Weird things about the name Maia: Your name in reverse order is Aiam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amai. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Maia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,018 people with the last name Maia.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Maia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Maia as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k 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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