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Boy Name: Gaius

Name: Gaius
Pronunciation: \gaius\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: happy, rejoice
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Jay
Sounds Like: Gus, Guus
Variant forms: Cai, Caio, Kay, Kaye, Keye, Keyes, Keys

Description

Gaius \gaius\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Gaius is "happy, rejoice". Probably the root of the word "gay", which used to mean "jolly". Also a biblical name, and the name of a Roman jurist in the second century. Caius is a variant that occurs in England.

Gaius has 7 variant forms: Cai, Caio, Kay, Kaye, Keye, Keyes and Keys.

For more information, see also the related name Jay.

Baby names that sound like Gaius are Gus and Guus.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Gaius.

Popularity

Gaius is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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