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Gender: M Pronunciation: GUY-us Meaning of Gaius: "to rejoice" Origin of Gaius: Latin

Ancient Latin names are beginning to form a minitrend -- Marcellus, Aurelius, Augustus, Atticus, Magnus, Darius -- and this would certainly fit into that category. But though Gaius is pronounced guy-us, the teasing potential of the first syllable could be tough on a little boy.

Famous People Named Gaius

Gaius Julius Caesar, aka "Julius Caesar", the famous Roman politician who later became the Dictator of Rome
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, aka "Augustus", the first Emperor of Rome
Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, aka "Caligula", the notorious Emperor
Gaius Sempronius Gracchus, aka "Gaius Gracchus", a Roman politician known for his reformative laws
Gaius Avidius Cassius, Usurper of the Roman Empire
Gaius Charles, American actor
Gaius Lee DuPree, American actor
Gaius, Paul's host named in Romans 16:23
Gaius of Derbe (Acts 20:4)
Gaius, recipient of the apostle John's third epistle

Pop Culture References for the name Gaius

Dr. Gaius Baltar is a character in the Sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica.
Gaius Maecenas, from Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra"
Gaius is a character in the BBC fantasy series Merlin.
Gaius, a candy-obsessed thief from the Nintendo 3DS game, "Fire Emblem Awakening"

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