What does Anthea mean?
Anthea \a-nthea, 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.
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 (#unlisted) is Ann (#945 in 2014). Adoption of this girl name was at its apex during 1930-1939 and is now much less, with the version Ann becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)