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12k
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since 1880
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1k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Maia

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189k Mia
110k Mae
49k May

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 508 508 0
2010 474 474 0
2011 412 412 0
2012 386 386 0
2013 437 437 0
2014 454 454 0
2015 556 556 0

Fun Facts about the name Maia

  • How many people with the first name Maia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,626 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 2006 with a total of 597 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 Aima. 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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Popularity of Maia as a first 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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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.

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Origin and Meaning of Maia

The name "Maia" is 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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Type genus of the Majidae; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution

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

    Maia Morgenstern

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

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    Other Inspirations for the Name Maia

    Maia Brewton
    Maia Campbell
    Maia Gough
    Maia Mitchell

    What does the name Maia mean?

    Mis for mild, your mild and gentle way.

    Ais for adaptable, whenever things change

    Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

    Ais for articulate, a regular wordsmith

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