There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Gabija:
1. Diminutive form of the given name Gabriela - "God is my strength"
2. Lithuanian mythical name, derived from the word gaubti - "to hide/cover" meaning - "she-protector".
Gabija (Gabieta, Gabeta) is the spirit of the fire in Lithuanian mythology. She is the she-protector of home and family. Gabija is mentioned in a list of Lithuanian pantheon of the gods.