The name Maia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "mother". Maia is ranked #487 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".
From the experts:
Maia is one of those light, ethereal girls' names with mystical overtones and mythical roots. In Greek legend, she was the fair-haired daughter of Atlas who mothered Zeus's favorite illegitimate son, Hermes. To the Romans, Maia was the incarnation of the earth mother and goddess of spring, after whom they named the month of May. Maia and Maya are the same name depending on which origin and meaning you favor. It's a favorite among Nameberry users.