What does Anthea mean?
Anthea /an-thea/ 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.
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 2 years ago). Adoption of this form of Anthea was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.966%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.055%, down 94.3%), with Ann becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)