Meaning and name origin
Anthea \a-nthea, an-thea\ as a girl's 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 is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Anthea and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Ann (#945). (2014 statistics).