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’.