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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 has 9 variant forms: Ann, Annthea, Anthe, Antheia, Antheya, Anthia, Anthoula, Antia and Thia.

For more information, see also related girl names Anthemia and Diantha.


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).

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

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