Other Origin(s):Pacific Islander
Meaning:Great; Mother; Sea warrior
Maiah, an alternative spelling of Maia, is a girl's name with Greek roots. Its meaning of "mother" is a sweet way of reminding baby that they'll always have the love and support of their family. A second meaning, "great," will be a way to tell them how much potential they have. In Greek mythology, Maia was a nymph known for her beauty, as well as being the mother of Hermes, the messenger god. In Roman tradition, Maia was the earth goddess of springtime, and the month of May was named after her. Maiah is also a Maori name that means "brave warrior," giving the name a sense of strength and power.
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