Magia or Maya

Magia or Maya is a female Greek name, whose origins and roots are found in the ancient years.

Magia is an ancient Greek name and was one of the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, that were representing a star cluster. We know today of Maya Nebula, a star named after the mythological Maya who was also the mother of God Hermes.

female greek name magia

Sound of name Magia: Má-ya

Male Version of name Magia: Magos (not in use)

Nameday of name Magia: May 31st

Origin of name Magia

Magia is an ancient Greek name, but for the Greek Orthodox Church the name is associated to a man who lived during the 2nd century AD.

His name was Magos and he had a rather weird story. He used to be a pagan or an enemy of the Christians. He was giving poison to several men and women, among who St Hermeias and more.

At some point, Hermeias managed to convince him about his wrong actions and Magos accepted the Christian religion, regretting for everything he had done. Both men died when they were decapitated by the pagan rulers of his city.

The Church declared him a martyr and saint and celebrates the nameday of Magos and Magia on May 31st.

Nicknames deriving from name Magia

Magia doesn’t have many nicknames or diminutives. Probably the only ones you can find, although still not common, are Maia, Magioula, Agia.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Magia

Magia is a woman that gives the impression that she is naive, but she is not; she is actually idealistic, and wants to make her dreams come true. She is a strong and determined woman, who sets her own priorities, even if other people disagree.

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