Meaning and Origin of: Gaida

Family name origins & meanings

  • Lithuanian : nickname from gaidys ‘rooster’.
  • Latvian : from a personal name, Gaida, based on the verbgaidīt ‘to wait’.
  • Polish and Lithuanian : variant spelling of Gajda.
  • Respelling of French Gaide, from Gaido, a personal name of Germanic origin, possibly related to gār, gēr ‘lance’, ‘spear’.