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What does Anthea mean?

Anthea /an-thea/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ahn-THEE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Anthea is "flowery". Latin spelling of Greek Antheia. Used in the classical period as a byname of the goddess Hera at Argos, but as a modern given name, it was reinvented by English 17th-century poets to symbolize spring.


Anthea has 9 variants: Ann, Annthea, Anthe, Antheia, Antheya, Anthia, Anthoula, Antia and Thia.

Affiliated girl names: Anthemia and Diantha.

Kreatif forms: Antheaau, Authea. [more]

How popular is Anthea?

Anthea is a rare first name for women. Anthea is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Anthea and associated names. The only popular varying form of Anthea (not ranked) is Ann (#945 in 2014). Adoption of this girl name was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.966%) and is now much less (usage 0.055%, down 94.3%), with Ann becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ann in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Anthea and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Althea and Anuhea. These names tend to be more commonly used than Anthea.