Maia

Maia - A very unique female name



  Aug 18,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Maia, meaning mother, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1962 on position #1970. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Maia and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Maia? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Maia. The baby girl name Maia was given to 343 baby girls in 2012, ranking #717 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,120 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Maia peaked in popularity 11 years ago in 2006 on position 509.



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Maia is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Maia is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #121 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,306.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Maia is where you live.


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Maia origin and meaning

Maia is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means mother. To see famous people named Maia, pop culture references for the name Maia and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Maia

We've found the following names that sound similar to Maia, sorted by popularity.

Mia / Minnie / Mae / Maya / Mamie / Mya / Mona / May / Mina / Myah /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012717
2011671
2010647
2009605
2008646
2007618
2006509
2005527
2004564
2003562
2002540
2001594
2000551
1999593
1998539
1997648
1996816
19951047
19941367
19931398
19921577
19911805
19901756
19891985
19881711
19871598
19861865
19851417
19842437
19832062
19822334
19811911
19801290
19791176
19781549
19771553
19762113
19751375
19741589
19731462
19721741
19712093
19701642
19692193
19672582
19661723
19652481
19632093
19621970

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii121
District of Columbia189
New Mexico436
Connecticut437
Illinois493
Oregon502
Virginia506
Minnesota512
Massachusetts530
Nevada550
Iowa561
New York588
Maryland612
California614
Washington622
Utah635
Colorado679
Florida693
New Jersey713
Pennsylvania762
Ohio763
Texas909
Arizona1043
Michigan1147
Tennessee1189
Georgia1236
North Carolina1306

Even more about Maia


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Maia a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Maia?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2006
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Maia
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,120
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1962
2012 births +343

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