Gaia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Gaia
Origin of the name Gaia:
Derived from the Greek gē (earth). In Greek mythology, Gaia, mother of the Titans, is the earth personified as a goddess.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My friend is called Gaia, and she is the only one I know. I think it's a lovely name, especially considering the meaning, but it's always mispronounced Gayer, and she gets really annoyed! People still do it after they've known her for ages.
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G, Gi, Giz, Gigi, Gigiz, Gai, Gaiz, Gaizy, Gaizi, Gaigai, Gaigaiz, Aiah (pr. ''Eye-Uh").
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A Greek name, meaning "Earth." In Greek mythology Gaia (G-EYE-uh) was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. She was the mate of Uranus and the mother of the Titans and the Cyclopes.
In the 1970s, Dr. James Lovelock developed the Gaia Hypothesis.
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Gaia Romilly Wise: child of actor Greg Wise and actress Emma Thompson
Gaia: one of the stage names of Dutch Trance DJ Armin van Buuren
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Gaia Moore: The lead character in the young adult book series, "Fearless"