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Gaius

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Latin
"to rejoice"

Gaius Origin and Meaning

The name Gaius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "to rejoice".
Stately Gaius (pronounced GUY-us) was in the name of many ancient Romans, including Julius Caesar. Little-used before the year 2000, it now feels like a fresh possibility in the revival of Latin boys' names like Atticus and Cassius. Caius and derivatives like Caio come from the same root. You could also see Gaius as a male version of the earth-goddess name Gaia.

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Famous People Named Gaius

  • GaiusPaul's host named in Romans 16:23
  • Gaius of Derbe (Acts 20:4)
  • Gaiusrecipient of the apostle John's third epistle
  • (Gaius) Julius CaesarRoman politician who later became the Dictator of Rome
  • Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianusaka Augustus, first Roman Emperor
  • Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicusaka Caligula, Roman Emperor
  • Gaius Julius Caesar (born Gaius Vipsanius Agrippa)adopted son of Augustus
  • Gaius Sempronius GracchusRoman politician known for his reformative laws
  • Gaius Cilnius Maecenasadviser to Augustus
  • Gaius MariusRoman general and consul
  • Gaius Avidius CassiusUsurper of the Roman Empire
  • Gaius Valerius Troucillusinterpreter for Julius Caesar
  • Gaius Valerius FlaccusRoman consul
  • Gaius Antonius HybridaRoman consul
  • Gaius CharlesAmerican actor
  • Gaius Lee DuPreeAmerican actor

Gaius in Pop Culture

  • Gaius Baltarcharacter on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Gaius Helen Mohiamfemale character in Frank Herbert's "Dune"
  • Gaiuscharacter TV's "Merlin"
  • Gaiusa candy,obsessed thief in video game "Fire Emblem Awakening"
  • Gaius SextusGaius Septimus, and Gaius Octavian aka Tavi, Codex Alera
  • Gaius Marocharacter in video game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
  • General Gaiusa character in video game "Dust: An Elysian Tail"
  • Gaius Van Baelsarcharacter in video game "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn"
  • King Gaiusa character in video game "Tales of Xillia"
  • Gaiusa blacksmith in video game "Rune Factory 3"
  • Gaiusa character in video game "Tears to Tiara"
  • Gaiusone of the 16 colossi in video game "Shadow of the Colossus"